. . . the more I enjoy time by myself. This has always been part of the m/cing appeal to me, the solitude while riding allowing me time with my own thoughts. This is not to say I don't enjoy other's company, rather I can have an appreciation for both.
Here are some quotes:
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. - May Sarton, 1912 - 1995
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. - Thomas Alva Edison, 1847 - 1931
Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition... - Amelia Barr, 1831 - 1919
If you can't stand solitude, perhaps others find you boring as well. - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910