World Superbike Racer
Join Date: Apr 2015
I Ride: 2015 30th anniversary ZX-6R
The longer I ride, the less inclined I am to ride with others. I'm very sane (read: legal) in town/built up areas. But am given to ride at supralegal speeds out in the hinterlands. With that said, I don't want to make the phone calls to emergency response/loved ones anymore. As a curmudgeon I resent the down time that steals precious moments from my riding time.
I have two guys that I'll ride with, but then again they are codgers, too. The thing is, each rider has to ride their ride. There have been days that after ½-dozen curves I pull over and tell one or the other guys, that I'm just not feeling it and go home, my head is not up for it.
Yet again, on my two annual long trips, I often will ride for 8-10 hour days. And quite honestly, I don't find many people who can safely keep that pace for 10-14 days. Those long rides are so soul/spiritually enriching that I selfishly don't want anyone to bugger it up.