[/QUOTE] Enjoyed your extended post, which showed up on my email but not here. Maybe that's the way you intended it, but I wanted to take a second to acknowledge the time you took to vent about your experience riding with a friend who wasn't on the same page. It just doesn't seem like it should be that hard to be a good riding companion, does it? Take a trip with someone, though, and their PITA tendencies, if they have any, emerge quickly. Or, honestly, it could be your own PITA tendencies that don't mesh with their way of doing things. As a general rule, when three of four guys are swearing off ever including the fourth on another trip, it's usually pretty clear where the problem lies.