Don't get me wrong I love a good social, but yeah the extra time it takes. Means most of my rides are solo simply because I'm too time poor and its hard to get a group together at 6:30-7:00am.I ride by myself when I have a goal in mind. Riding with my mates is a social occasion and ride times can be double that of solo efforts.
I did the same but to only one finger. I popped it back into place and was still buzzing on adrenaline so nothing hurt. I saw the doctor 2 weeks later ... Oops..and was commended on doing it properly. That wasn't a solo ride either.Doc said that if I hadn't have put em back in myself, would have had permanent ligament damage.. even now still causes me issues on longer/rougher rides but has mostly come right.
I do a solo with my dog once a week. He absolutely loved it. Only problem is he chases wallabies when he sees one. Very worried with snakes these days as they're out and about and my pooch will go investigate.early entry for comment of the year
how many ride solo with a dog? mine loves it..if i did get injured badly she is the kind of dog who would stay by your side..[kelpie]
our first dog, beagle - who have been all seeulater , yours bones r broke, can’t move...i’m outta here
One aspect of riding in group that I like is the opportunity to spur each other to do hard stuff. I must admit I’m forever indebted to one guy in the group as without him, I would’ve either taken a bad line and crashed badly or just plain won’t do it as it’s too scary.Last year, I did one solo ride. This year I have done none and won't unless nobody else can make it, I have a pretty broad local group now so generally at least one person is down, compact Canberra is very good for this. Used to ride 90% solo. I get the whole head clearing thing but it happens for me if I'm solo or not, as soon as I start moving I'm in the happy place.
It's just awesome to watch my buddies progress, and myself as I ride with people as good or better than me. No way I would have smashed the shit out of any of the tougher tracks I've progressed on while by myself. The one serious stack I had in the past 5 years wasn't my fault, but the potential for bad injuries on those tracks was real so it's always easier to take a risk with someone else there. My fucking wedding ring still doesn't fit!
Also, you need someone there to ask if the bike is OK...