View Full Version : Solo or Group Rides???
September 30th, 2002, 11:27 AM
Pros/Cons of each....?
September 30th, 2002, 11:48 AM
Solo - Nothing beats just you, the bike, and some nice technical singletrack out there with Mother Nature. You set your own pace, own loops, no schedule problems, no time limits....you can pass the larger groups!
Groups - Comraderie! Share in your pain and feats as you clean some crazy climb. Introduced to new people and trails. Test your abilities, better riders will push you! You can give a little **** and take some. If you go down hard you're not alone.....and lastly, nobody likes to drink alone after a ride....
I primarily ride solo but try to get one group ride in every week or so....
I Are Baboon
October 1st, 2002, 09:41 AM
I don't enjoy solo rides anywhere near as much as I enjoy riding with other people. I've riding for three years and have only ridden solo twice. Luckily for me, my wife is an MTB junkie, so I always have a riding partner.
October 1st, 2002, 09:58 AM
Most of my riding is solo. I enjoy being able to set my own pace and take the path that I want to take, but the main reason for solo riding is work/family constraints - I can't make it to most of the group rides and I can't dump my kids at a baby sitter all the time.
I would like to go on more group rides and ride with my husband more often, I think that my skills and stamina would get better faster if I had others to try to keep up with...some day, some day.
October 2nd, 2002, 07:59 AM
Love riding solo. Love riding in groups.
Unlike many other sports, mountain biking is a different experience every ride. You can ride differnt places, different trails, times of the day. I have ridden some trails tons of times and always find something different, a new line, the trail is wetter, drier, etc. For me, it is great to get out solo, or to ride with other folks. The point is just to get on my bike and ride!!! I am lucky in that I get to ride several days a week and I never know if it will be solo or with others (many times until I get to the trail).
Get out, ride, solo or in a group, it just doesn't matter...it just doesn't matter...
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