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    unwritten rules

    What are the unwritten rules of racing?

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    How can we communicate them without writing them?

    Maybe I should send you an MP3

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    Lol

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    #1 Don't cause an accident

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    #1 Don't cause an accident
    Hi,

    If you "cause" it, is it really an accident?

    How about:

    Don't put yourself in a position where you can cause a crash.
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    You can cause an accident... just not on purpose.

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    #2 Have fun.
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    Unwritten rules:

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    and my favorite,

    10.

    Does anyone get it?? Probably not. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
    Unwritten rules:

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    and my favorite,

    10.

    Does anyone get it?? Probably not. Oh well.
    OK. It's not just me.
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    This seems to work. You guys are crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
    Unwritten rules:

    1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    5.

    6.

    7.

    8.

    9.

    and my favorite,

    10.

    Does anyone get it?? Probably not. Oh well.
    Those are some of my favorites, especially #4 and #7
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    I am not getting this joke j/k

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    I think we've hit on something here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robobo1 View Post
    I think we've hit on something here...

    How many people do you think are wondering why no one is writing anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
    Cool article. The true spirit of the sport.

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    How bout if we start with the written rules, which is what I think the OP really wants to know.

    1. The guy in front of you has the right of way, he can do whatever he wants, he can go all over the road (not that he SHOULD) so be ready for anything.
    2. Don't use your brakes hard. You are almost always feathering the front but try not to slam it on hard.
    3. There is no such thing as calling "inside" while going around a corner.
    4. Pinning someone against the curb in the final straight is dirty pool, but if you are in front feel free to swing wide and use the whole road in the corner exit if you need to. If someone is outside of you and overlapping your wheel, too bad for him.
    5. If you are about to die and the pack is strung out, tell the guys in back of you and raise your hand so they get around you before you open up a huge gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
    How bout if we start with the written rules, which is what I think the OP really wants to know.

    1. The guy in front of you has the right of way, he can do whatever he wants, he can go all over the road (not that he SHOULD) so be ready for anything.
    2. Don't use your brakes hard. You are almost always feathering the front but try not to slam it on hard.
    3. There is no such thing as calling "inside" while going around a corner.
    4. Pinning someone against the curb in the final straight is dirty pool, but if you are in front feel free to swing wide and use the whole road in the corner exit if you need to. If someone is outside of you and overlapping your wheel, too bad for him.
    5. If you are about to die and the pack is strung out, tell the guys in back of you and raise your hand so they get around you before you open up a huge gap.
    That is not what the OP asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho View Post
    How bout if we start with the written rules, which is what I think the OP really wants to know.

    3. There is no such thing as calling "inside" while going around a corner.
    +1

    Also, I love when people move up the outside and point that their coming over, like on a group ride. I always respond, just cause your pointing doesn't mean I have to let you in.

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