Now that my brother is riding I have more people to ride with than ever before. In fact nearly all my close friends ride.
Bad time to realize that I really enjoy riding alone…
Not that it is really a new realization. I’ve known for a while that I like not having the added pressure of keeping my pace to what others are comfortable with. I like being able to go as fast or as slow as I like.
It is tough to say that I only like riding alone, because that isn’t true, I really enjoyed my ride to Laguna Seca this summer and I’m really looking forward to riding with my brother.
It’s just that I worry way too much about leaving my fellow riders behind, or them crashing when I ride with them. Everytime I pick up the pace and leave them behind I get a little concerned when I look back and don’t see them right away. Which is silly since I did “just leave them in the dust”…
I thought about this a bit as I rode the long way home last week. I was zipping along at my pace, which before hanging out with and riding with my brother I really did not think was too fast. I realize now that while it’s not “Racer” fast, it is fast for a lot of people that don’t have the years and miles I do on the motorcycle. I enjoy riding with others, I just miss zipping along and getting good lean angle.
Oh well, it was time for me to slow down anyways.