Lone Rider / Stays Clear of Pack if in One
I prefer to ride in groups.
I prefer to ride alone.
When riding in groups I keep 500 bike lengths away from anything.
I don't have anyone to ride with.
Of people I know who ride, I won't ride with them because I know them.
Lone Rider / Stays Clear of Pack if in One
Riding alone has one distinct advantage. No one can bitch about your riding.
i like to ride alone....
Solo rider (preferred) however I'm new out here so I'm also forced to ride solo since I don't know anyone.
Yeah, I agree. Riding in groups stresses me out: I'm forced to contend with on coming traffic, the bloke in front of me, and the one behind -- I can't go forwards, I can't brake, I can't avoid the person in front of me who locked up their breaks because a black cat ran out in front of them. *shudder*Originally Posted by cosworth
Or maybe I'm just very introverted.
I hated getting PMs after a ride from moderators (of this site) who didn't like my riding. Those days are long gone now but they didn't have to happen.
If you don't like my riding then don't ride with me. Simple?
Introverted perhaps. Maybe you just prefer to challenge yourself in a controlled environment. Less variables to cloud your self analysis processes.
Were you accused of going too fast or too slow?Originally Posted by cosworth
Yes, I definitely like to control the variables; safer for me, and safer for everyone else, too. Not a whole lot of introspection happens whilst riding, but I do think I get better each time I go out for a ride, if the latter interpretation is what you mean.
i don't have anyone to ride with...
you can't just trust anyone on this board and go riding with them you know?sometimes riding with new people can be fun, other times it's a pain.
I like to ride at my own pace, but i also like to ride at the front, without anyone in front of me..., that way i don't have to worry about being too fast or slow for anyone.
If anything i think a group of 2 or 3 is the best... where all the riders are of similar skill level, and are people you trust.
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I prefer alone, small group is ok too. Like to stay at the back where I only have to deal with the person in front of me.
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That pretty much sums it up for me.Originally Posted by Kamui
The *occasional* large group ride can be enjoyable from a social perspective, but I never enjoy the riding as much.
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Good thread, I was thinking about this topic too.
I prefer small groups or riding alone. I find that the ride is slower when waiting for others, especially so on long day rides. In groups that I am familiar with such as the breakfast club, I usually find a position between certain riders. Luckily most riders ride fast than me so I can stay back.
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Good thread. I enjoy riding with a small group of good riders. I was on the road for 11 hours yesterday we started with 4 riders and then split off into 2's. I find that riding with someone who has a similar style of riding as you, who is safe & quick is alot of fun.
Riding in a group where I have to worry about the people around me is very stressful. I've started pulling off the road or dropping back and taking a break to get some clear road infront of me (and behind me).
It seems like the majority of the people that have answered so far prefer to be lone rangers or in small groups of 2 or 3. I feel it really depends on the environment you're riding in.
I find it's safer in the city to ride in larger groups....1) for the safety factor - driver's will notice a larger group rather than the lone rider and pay more attention to you rather than run into you. 2) The posing factor - isn't it just soooooo coooool to have 20 power rangers roaring down the street...yeah yeah.. you can me now for the second reason.
On the highway, I'd prefer to ride either alone, or in smaller groups of 2 or 3 like some said earlier.
Heh, you're quite right, 20 power rangers does look pretty cool. SUV's and drifting b-trains must be the monsters.Originally Posted by Mikie
I still think some of my fellow power rangers need to work on their kung-fu though--it is weak compared to my Heavenly Yamaha Fist style.
Alone or a very small group is my preference.I dont like big groups,theres always some whining about riding styles.I ride how I want,dont like it ......theres the door.
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