Nicky Zarras | Managing Editor
One of the key needs of a rider, especially in a group ride, is communications. Riders give updates to directions, state hazards, handle accidents or motorcycle problems in the group by hand signals. But that is not as accurate or timely as the spoken voice. If someone in the back of the “line” has a problem it could be a while until the leader can address that problem. That is why group leaders have a “chase” position rider with a communication headset so the leader can keep track of the group. On a normal ride it is a great way to handle normal communications like points of interest, needed rest stops, or hey there is an outlet store I want to check out. Yes I am married.