Ok a buddy of mine is a former football player and alum of Virginia Tech. He rides a Honda Vtx 1300 but is a member of the Richmond BMW club. Anyway he wants to go on this charity ride with this group called Hogs for Hokies. Great mission to raise money for scholarships in the name of the 32 killed at the school. This is a very well organized ride with groups meeting up from all over the state. Police escort towards the end as we got 50 miles from school. Our group of about 50 left Richmond area at 8 in the morning after breakfast and group meeting. The leader says we will be staying in the right lane on I-64 and pick up other groups along the way. We got on the interstate and out we go into the passing lane at 65-70. We were not making people happy as we blocked the passing lane the entire trip. As the group got bigger it got worse. Harley riders have gotten a secret memo that I never got. They have this double line staggered thing going that I did not feel was safe. Ridding on interstates with 250+ bikes is mind numbing but scary also. Stopped at the Harley dealership in Staunton VA for a great lunch. Finally got off the interstate and road Route 11 with police escort most of the way to Blacksburg. I told my buddy lets send the $32 bucks in next year and just meet them for lunch. I don't get why anybody would want to ride in a group of 250 on interstates. And what is the deal with very little or no safety gear. These are nice people. Harley needs to fix this rebel image it makes no sense. I saw women riding as passengers in flip flops. There was a group of 20 something sport bike riders and they had the gear on. I guess I am never going to be a pirate.