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View Poll Results: How many people do you ride with?
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life/ride partner 6 2.69%
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Old 03-16-08, 07:35 PM   #1
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How deep do you roll?

I just realized I'm been riding alone ever since I moved up from Hawaii, where I was almost always riding with two other people. I'm just curious (besides commuting) how many people do you usually ride with? or at least prefer to ride with?
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Old 03-16-08, 07:40 PM   #2
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I commute, ride alone, ride with another person, and ride with a huge group. What should I choose?
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Old 03-16-08, 07:42 PM   #3
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i dont like riding with other people usually because they slow me down. i'm way too fast for most people.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:42 PM   #4
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I have no problems riding with others...but its logistically so much easier to go alone that most of my miles are solo.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:46 PM   #5
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I usually ride alone. Being in a group is okay for drafting and such, but its way more fun to just ride by yourself and enjoy your bike/environment.
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Old 03-16-08, 07:47 PM   #6
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i usually ride with anywhere from three to eight of my friends.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:32 PM   #7
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One deep, two high.

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Old 03-16-08, 08:35 PM   #8
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i ussually role alone ...where were you in hawaii ? i was stationed there for a bit ? ever ride with any bmx guys from mililani?
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Old 03-16-08, 08:39 PM   #9
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There are a bunch of weekly training or club rides everywhere in the area where I live. I either ride solo, with another rider or two, a small or large group (usually with other SoCal BF'ers), or in large training rides of 200+ riders. Depending on the ride, I'll use either my fixed, SS road, or my geared ride.
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Old 03-16-08, 08:48 PM   #10
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Usually with one or two others or less. A lot of the two extremes lately, either alone when I'm mobbing around town or with others when I'm getting my chill on.
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Old 03-16-08, 09:24 PM   #11
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ususally alone, unless i meet up with a buddy or go on a group ride. 90% solo style though.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:02 PM   #12
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I'm a soloist. I get so excited when riding with others though. Call me a loser but I'm like a little kid with a cheesy grin when I get the chance to ride with ppl. When there are riding events for ppl to ride with, I have a hard time getting to bed since I get so happy.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:11 PM   #13
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I'm a soloist. I get so excited when riding with others though. Call me a loser but I'm like a little kid with a cheesy grin when I get the chance to ride with ppl. When there are riding events for ppl to ride with, I have a hard time getting to bed since I get so happy.
I kind of feel the same way. I ride alone or with my girlfriend so often that when I get with a group of guys who can keep a 25 or 30 mph pace up for a while, I am usually ecstatic.

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Old 03-16-08, 10:12 PM   #14
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man, 33 people so far who ride alone vs 13 who ride with others... we're spending too much time on this internet.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:13 PM   #15
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Mostly alone, sometimes with one of my other 4 friends who ride bikes.
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Old 03-16-08, 10:38 PM   #16
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always alone unless its some kind of every other month special event
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Old 03-16-08, 10:39 PM   #17
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I usually ride alone, or chase the folks who drop me. I've been trying to get some of my friends into it, but they all want to ride TO somewhere.

The typical situation is:
ME: Hey, wanna go for a ride?
THEM: Where we going?
ME: We could head south, I guess.
THEM: Hey, I've always wanted to see chinatown.
ME: Ya, we can see where we go from there!
THEM: (locking up in chinatown) What? You want to stay on your bike? I wanted to see chinatown!
US: Wow, they eat those stinky ass turtles and frogs?
ME: We should have just kept riding.

So, yeah, my friends look at riding as a tourist event.
I ride alone most of the time.
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All of the above.
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I always commute alone. Half the time I ride recreationally I am by myself and the other half I'm with one or two people. If I'm in a bigger group it is probably a special occasion. I would like to ride in bigger groups but I only have a couple friends who like to ride as much as I do.
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I ride alone because there's no one to ride with here.

Back in the states very few people were into just riding around. They all wanted a place to go (drink) or a planned route (that involved drinking). Like TheFrood said, sometimes I want to just ride East or North...

That and I generally didn't have enough money to go out to drink.
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Old 03-16-08, 11:36 PM   #21
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My friends don't really like to ride their bikes for more than 5 miles. And same sort of deal, they like to be too planned and ride slow as hell.
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Old 03-17-08, 12:04 AM   #22
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I have a good friend that I ride places with for fun, or when we're going to parties. Other than that, alone.
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I like to ride with one or two friends, ones I know can keep up. Other than that, it's mostly commuting or errands.
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I ride alone every time im on my Langster or Fuji fixie but usually ride with one other person on both my urban mtn and bmx.
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