Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Beach County, Fla.
I don't have any friends, and I certainly don't have any friends who ride motorcycles. After my son is out of college (two more years; private; expensive as hell), maybe I can get something bigger than a 650 and tour with my wife on the back.
Like binderline (the original poster), I do an annual solo excursion. Mine lasts around 10 days, and it's my time to reflect, write in a journal at the campsite and in the woods, think about my thoughts and feelings and actions over the previous year and what I would have thought and done differently, and immerse myself in solitude. I visit a spot in the Smokies where I want my ashes scattered, and I sit at that spot and bask in the view for a half-hour. There's no way I could do that with a friend (if I had any) or a group. Maybe, kinda-sorta, I could do that with my wife. She's awesome.
Whenever I go on group day rides I'm disappointed. I'm on high alert because I don't know the other riders well, and that's not fun. I mean, I'm always on high alert in traffic, but most other motorcyclists ... well, um ... I'll say no more.
I wish I were more sociable and could enjoy traveling in groups. Such people are happier people.