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General Info about Easy Riders

Inspiration for the ER colours

I’m assuming that the Captain being a nautical man looked to the sea for inspiration when choosing the red and yellow for the Easy Riders jersey.

I looked up the nautical signal flags for E & R and found …


E – I am altering my course to starboard
Maybe helpful for Ravi but could end up with the group going around in circles 


R – the way is off my ship. You may feel you way past me
A bit more promising but closer to the FBW 


So I checked the other red and yellow flags and found
O – man overboard
Ravi again? Not really conducive to safety 


Y – I am carrying mails
Works perfectly if you add a letter 


ER – I am carrying MAMILs

Nominations are sought for which ER riders most closely resemble the following flags

A – I am undergoing a speed trial


B – I am taking on or discharging explosives
Orica GreenEdge? 


D – keep clear of me, I am manoevering with difficulty


F – I am disabled, communicate with me


G – I require a pilot


L – you should stop, I have something important to communicate


M – I have a doctor on board


Q – my vessel is healthy and I request free practique


S – my engines are going full speed astern


T – do not pass ahead of me


W – I require medical assistance


Z – I need a tug