Took a great ride with [SBONYC - Sport Bikes of New York City](www.sportbikesofnyc.org/).nDan B plotted the route and led us through New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.nI logged it as over 390 miles mostly of backroads and one dirt goat trail- we learnednthat GPS and mapping software inspires confidence even when reality doesn't match.nnThis was my first ride with SBONYC people and what a great, friendly bunch they are. nI ride fairly conservatively, in my own opinion, and my bike is heavy and underpoweredncompared to most sportbikes so it lends itself to a slower pace. I was concerned that they might be a pack of fire-eating squids but I didn't need to worry. Everyone rode in control and followed Dan's rules for the group ride. No one was left behind and no one did anything stupid or scary unlike on some group rides I've taken. I'm looking forward to the next one.nnI took a [few snapshots](http://www.lonsteins.com/pix/pix_20040808/). I hope I got everyone's name right.