This weekend I rediscovered the beauty of solo riding (twice). First time riding my mtb alone, since I don't know when.
On solo riding the pace is just right (slow), and the breaks come at just the right time (frequent). I was able to take my time learning the trails which connect 2 riding areas nearby. I was reminded that mountain biking can be a relaxing and peaceful experience .... when you're not chasing your buddies for 2 hours.