The GF and I were out for a ride on Canada Day. Started at Lougheed mall, then took Lougheed and Dewdeny Trunk out to the Stave Lake dam, took the left turn loop to the north and back to Richards Street, east to Stave Lake street, loop to the north again and back down Sylvester, Lougheed to the Mission bridge, Harris Road to Mt. Lehman, zigzag northwest to the Albion Ferry, and then back along Lougheed. It's one of the Twisted Edge routes in the guide, if anyone has it.
Anyway, coming south on Sylvester there was a group of sportbikes stopped facing northbound. Four bikes, four guys in full leathers, and the lead rider pulling grass out of his headlight/front fairing. Didn't see what kind it was. They waved as we approached, but didn't seem agitated or in need of assistance so I didn't stop (I figured between four of them someone would have a cell phone if they needed it, and they were all walking around).
Later, while heading east on Harris Road, came across two cruisers stopped just onto a sidestreet, one of which had large clumps of dirt/grass in the back wheel. Didn't stop again, as a tow truck had just arrived. Again, all riders up and walking around, so probably doing well. Saw a similar cruiser on the ferry as we crossed northbound, dirt on front/rear fenders, rear turn signal busted, etc. Couldn't tell if it was the same one or not (the cruisers all look the same to me...).
So what do others do when they are out riding alone and see a bike down that's obviously part of a group ride, but where it's clear that nobody is (seriously) hurt (or at the very least there's already assistance on scene (tow truck, etc.))? Do you stop anyway? I kinda felt bad about not stopping for the sportbikers, I suppose I could have at least *asked* if they needed help. Sorry guys, if you're reading!