I can see if money changes hands it would need State approval but it’s hard to legislate against giving/taking advice from a friend. But I agree I would not want to be on video giving advice to someone who then falls over and gets hurt. Damn lawyers!
But group riding can be fun. Some of my best rides have been group rides. There is a local motorcycle website here that organizes occasional rides and they have been a blast. Got to have lunch and ride with David Hough so you can imagine safety is paramount. You gotta have full gear (including boots and pants) and you essentially ride individually. The guy in front will wait for you at an intersection so you know which way to go and you wait for the guy behind you. Not exactly rocket science.
Since we are talking about safe riding, I’ve been meaning ask you about Iron Butt rides. I am surprised to see you promote them as they seem inherently unsafe to me. The whole idea of setting yourself an artificial deadline that forces you to ride at night while fatigued on unfamiliar roads in all kinds of weather just so you can get a ‘certificate’ and join an ‘exclusive’ club seems bizarre to me. Everyone I know who has done it talks about riding through a mental fog. Normally you would pull over and rest but instead you press on as that is the ‘challenge’.
Maybe I am missing something but it just seems unsafe to me and anything but fun.