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Old 01-04-2013, 06:19 AM   #46
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It's always nice to have a couple other fellow riders there to help you pick up your bike when you go down. Well, it's never personally happened to me, but I've heard of this happening. I've never dropped my bike. Not once. Ever.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #47
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I almost exclusively ride solo, whether its a day ride or trip, offroad or onroad. Partly because I prefer to be able to my own thing without having to deal with a group, partly because Im just so shy and awkward in social situations that its just easier to ride alone.

Gotta admit though that it does get a little boring at times.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #48
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Done both. I don't like the big groups, too many logistics, hand signals, waiting forever for lunch tables. A group of 3 or 4 is nice. Had a group for awhile where we had 2 hand signals, 1 finger was I need gas or a bathroom, 2 fingers was lets stop and check that out. Otherwise, if you can't handle knowing what to do by watching other riders turn and brake signals and are expecting others to watch the road for you go ride with another group.

Did a solo month long trip this summer, I think you meet far more people.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #49
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Most of mah ride'in has been solo or with small, tight groups, butt in the last few years I've been on large groups on the street 'n in the dirt and it can be scary.
The size of the group don't bother me none, it's the peeps in the group. If ya see peeps ride'in over their head, with an ego then keep clear of 'em. Generally; the larger the group, the less miles yer gonna put on in a day.
The dirt groups rides I've done usually get spread out, so I don't worry much 'bout the squids crash'in into me.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #50
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I belong to one group that if there are more than 8 we split into 2 groups.

I ride alone mostly or with my girlfriend. I do meet a lot of unusual people. Some by where I stop. Some because I camp and my gear shows on the bike.

Congo line of loud annoying bikes going from Tavern to Tavern, NOT ME!

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #51
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I get claustrophobic on group rides.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:27 AM   #52
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Two is just right ... But one works fine.
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