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post #16 of 45 Old 05-29-2016, 03:46 PM
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I almost always ride alone. I enjoy it more. The few times I do ride with people it is always the same two friends.
Make more friends. It is so much better when you ride with friends and people you know and trust.
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For nearly 30 years on the streets, I almost always ride alone. It is my Zen time.

Lately, with the community being what it is I will occasionally go out for a group ride but it is always for a destination, not the ride itself. I always end up as sweeper, which is fine, but it does not make for an enjoyable riding experience for me.

I enjoy the scenery and alone time most of all.
You need to get out more and make some real friends.
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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.
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Riding in groups is great! I usually ride with 2-4 buddies when I'm joy riding and not commuting to work. I have two roommates and they ride too.

But I love going out on my own too. I just play some music take a scenic route with nice twisties and chill.
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Make more friends. It is so much better when you ride with friends and people you know and trust.
That's the problem most I don't trust
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That's the problem most I don't trust
I know what you mean. I understand. There's nothing like riding with people that have your back,no matter what. It's a great feeling and I know you know exactly what I mean. Wish you lived out here. You would be a great person to ride and hang out with. You should move to San Diego, or visit anyways.
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Its very nice when you have one other senseable person that rides with you.

Used to have a friend that ride everywhere with me and its nice always having some back up, and to share rain, cold and snow with lol.
But that was when he had a bike.

Now it's riding alone. Everyone els around just seem like morons who want to find a back road to record drag races on.
Unsettling.

I ride alone now, but would almost always rather have someone with me
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I know what you mean. I understand. There's nothing like riding with people that have your back,no matter what. It's a great feeling and I know you know exactly what I mean. Wish you lived out here. You would be a great person to ride and hang out with. You should move to San Diego, or visit anyways.
That's a little bit of a trip from pa would love to live out that way though. Wouldn't have to deal damn snow anymore.
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I am in the exact same boat as you. Just bought a house in Maidstone near the Mrs family & friends and I have none here. I have enjoyed getting used to the bike on my own, plus ive been going through the break in period, but have started to think about future ride outs. Making friends at 30 seems harder than when at school
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I am in the exact same boat as you. Just bought a house in Maidstone near the Mrs family & friends and I have none here. I have enjoyed getting used to the bike on my own, plus ive been going through the break in period, but have started to think about future ride outs. Making friends at 30 seems harder than when at school
Sure there must be a local facebook group for your area for riders ? How about joining trackdays ?

There's a large UK forum here The Rev Counter - UK Motorbike Forum

Which plenty of people meet up from etc.
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Sure there must be a local facebook group for your area for riders ? How about joining trackdays ?

There's a large UK forum here The Rev Counter - UK Motorbike Forum

Which plenty of people meet up from etc.
I have had a quick look online, but the few Ive found so far meet on weekdays around 6/7pm. No good for me as I commute into London for work. I will carry on looking and am sure I will find one. The thoughts of jumping on a track with experienced riders terrifies at the moment to be honest! Need a bit more seat time until I have a go at that I think
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I have had a quick look online, but the few Ive found so far meet on weekdays around 6/7pm. No good for me as I commute into London for work. I will carry on looking and am sure I will find one. The thoughts of jumping on a track with experienced riders terrifies at the moment to be honest! Need a bit more seat time until I have a go at that I think
We've got a forum trackday in Aug, we often have guys who are first timers to track and we've had several with <2000 road miles EVER in them... It's as much a social weekend as a flat out trackday, free instruction, lots of advice and a fair bit of beer and bullshit thrown in
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We've got a forum trackday in Aug, we often have guys who are first timers to track and we've had several with <2000 road miles EVER in them... It's as much a social weekend as a flat out trackday, free instruction, lots of advice and a fair bit of beer and bullshit thrown in
I fall well within that category at the moment, closer to <1000 road miles. having said that I was scrambling around farms from the age of about 10, so not a complete novice to a bike in general, just a complete novice to a supersport on the road. where is the trackday in Aug? I would love to come along one day.
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I fall well within that category at the moment, closer to <1000 road miles. having said that I was scrambling around farms from the age of about 10, so not a complete novice to a bike in general, just a complete novice to a supersport on the road. where is the trackday in Aug? I would love to come along one day.
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Had my bike for a yr now and I'd say 99% of my rides have been on my own, after moving to new area and not knowing anyone, wondering how many of you go for ride outs alone and do you get bored? I see a lot of bikers when I'm riding always in groups of two or more.

I have been out with another biker once and really enjoyed the ride more, stopped off for a beer chat ect it just made the ride out so much more fun.
I almost always ride alone. I prefer riding alone to riding in a group. I want to go my speed, stop where I want, take the roads I want.

Riding with others means I will adapt my pace to keep us in a group safely, and even when we stop at lights or intersections I can't talk to them because the bikes make too much noise so there's no conversation happening anyway.

I'm fine with riding out and meeting people somewhere, but the ride itself is me and my machine.

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