The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.
– Author Unknown –
Rough and ready motorcycle riders get up at the crack of dawn to make sure everything is ready to roll.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
– Henry David Thoreau –
And that is the challenge. When a group rides together, no one goes anywhere until the last person is ready! That means every boot is done up, every chap is buckled, every jacket is zipped, every helmet is cinched and every glove is slipped on. If the weather is cold, it takes extra time to add another layer or two. If the weather is hot, it means no one wants to be ready first because they don’t want to overheat while they wait.
Multiply this by the number of stops per day, which can sometimes be five or six, and it is actually quite amazing how far we get in a day!