From an outside perspective , from someone that wasnt there, i gotta say, the description of above sounds like my worst nightmare.
Here's why, and a few observations:
i dont know boston or the surrounding w towns well enough to be frigging around in them getting lost if i got seperated, especially at night, with no means of contacting anybody else.
i have a few unregistered mopeds ( ok i have 9 ) but for riding around in a group leaving from the same place, id be sporting a registered bike...
im all about the communication and having some rules lol
having people that dont know the area firing around on 25 mopeds in the dark aint the hottest idea. Jawa dude somehow getting on or near storrow drive on a jawa? OOGH.
Daniel outrunning the cops LOL?
People running crazy ass bikes that are unreliable and they know it? maybe that could be like special needs group or something, or the Hail Mary part of the game, (this doesent include mopedjay cause you know he's gonna get it going lol ) but those dudes should ride together, and split the duty of carrying extra thyristors and moby condensors.
I dont know how some people do it with the on and off brand bikes, i congrat you on your persistance , but shit man, maybe the crazy bike is for just riding around and the reliable one is for riding with others ?
( of course this last statement is absolute proof that my puch will shit the bed the first time i ride with ya, and ill get towed back by a moby)
people riding together in the city is gonna attract some attention, and would probably best be addressed by following simon and phil's ideas...or this has the potential to turn ugly or someone could get hurt. Boston can be fun, but some places just aint for frigging around. Id rather people used this as a way of kinda learning what needs to happen in the future.
i wasnt there, id just like to support those who think that working proactively to make sure the next ride aint so crazy.