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    152 68.16%
  • life/ride partner

    6 2.69%
  • a group

    18 8.07%
  • one or two others

    47 21.08%
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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?
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    i usually ride with anywhere from three to eight of my friends.

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    One deep, two high.


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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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    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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    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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    ususally alone, unless i meet up with a buddy or go on a group ride. 90% solo style though.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyeswho View Post
    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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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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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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    Mostly alone, sometimes with one of my other 4 friends who ride bikes.

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    always alone unless its some kind of every other month special event

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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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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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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.
    ride for fun

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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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    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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    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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    ima one man band.

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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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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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