There are times that most of us have been out on the trail riding solo, and there are times when we’re riding in a big fuster cluck of a group that is just too big.
As I rode yesterday morning solo, I found that there were some good parts that I was alone and not so good. I think the benefit of riding solo is that you don’t have to wait for anyone of have them wait for you, you can go on your own pace, and you can allow yourself to get lost in the world of riding. You know, like get into a trance.
But in a big group ride, there’s also the fun of having a group pace that may push you harder than your normal riding speeds. There’s strength in numbers, having a big group scares away critters that may want to eat you. Priscilla also loves the fact that if she has a mechanical, just about everyone in the group is willing to help out. She doesn’t even have to lift a finger since there’s more than a few people already working on her bike. Great conversations are also part of a group ride. You can talk all you want about bikes, life, job, wife, kids, and etc.
So what do you think? Do you like to ride by yourself or in a big group?