I am pretty sure that sport bike riders and cruisers look for different queues to spot those with a little less experience or judgement on group rides.. Just curious about what folks look for.. For us we ride most the time with cruisers who have a different type of ride that most sport bike rides.. Here are some of the things that we look for to be aware of a newer rider. Lane control.. most cruiser rides are staggered and it is expected to keep that formation through corners and straight stretches.. if the rider doesn't seem to be able to stay in 1/2 of the roadway.. that is a red flag. Brake lights.. Is the rider on the brake too much? Or is he/she able to maintain lane control through the corners without being on the brakes. They should in most cases be able to stay in formation and hit the corners without the need to brake often if you see ahead and adjust your speed and lane position accordingly. Reaction to the unexpected.. does the rider make quick reactions to problems in the roadway or do they anticipate and make smooth adjustments to the things they encounter such as gravel, road debris etc... Ability to hold a tight formation. Does the rider need to allow lots of extra room or do they follow too closely? When riding as one unit or a pack it is normally desirable to keep a tight formation but not ride the ass of the person in front of you... Lane Changes... does the person stay in formation or switch from one half the lane to the other? When in a tight formation changing from one half the lane to the other removes the safety buffer for the person behind you and tends to extend the length of the pack. One thing that more experienced riders tend to do is to point out road hazards to those behind them.. right foot pointing at issues on the right.. left hand to those on the left side.. This provides additional feedback to those riding behind who may have a more limited view of hazards up ahead because of riding as a group. Just kind of curious.. We realize the sport bike riders are out for a different ride.. maybe some other tips to be aware of with new riders on cruisers too that others have cued in on. LOL.. and pet peeve.. the guy with his radio blaring... experienced or not.. we don't have a radio on our bike for a reason.. and hearing yours detracts rather than adds to the riding experience. Buy yourself some earbuds and keep it to yourself.