I have been itching to get across the pond for a couple years now. I spent a few years in Wales when I was younger, and have fond memories of the countryside and castles in England. I want to go back, and I am even up for making some serious compromises to encourage friends or family to come along even for a portion of the trip. 2 wheels naturally limit participation but I am talking about providing a bike and subsidizing a portion of the travel cost! Anyways, the reason I am posting this at all is because I felt the need to ask you all this: For those of you who have traveled with others, did you have to be persistent to show you were serious? Or did it just end up making things worse? The last thing I want is to fly for 13 or 14 hours, pick up a couple bikes then end up dragging someone along for a couple weeks that isn't really into it rather than the two or three of us having a blast together. Is there a secret handshake that I don't know about?