Its great riding with your mates.
Banter, racing, taking photos, stopping at the cafe, motivating each other up the hill, egging each other over the drops, laughing and joking. But its also great to go out and do stuff on your own.
Your pace might be faster or slower than the group you ride with; your ideal choice of ride might be different also; or you might just like the solitude from time to time. If you are like me, with a busy family life and commitments, there are also times when your diary just doesn’t line up.
I use this time to explore and often find stuff even on my door step that’s fun, either for riding or for photos. I love that I can do this at my pace without everyone waiting for me. It means I can change plans or direction when I want, cut the ride short or extend it without the gang having to vote on it. I can also do silly things like talk to the camera and take endless selfies !
So the next time you miss the group ride or can go out Saturday and not Sunday, don’t sit at home being sad that they will be having fun without you – go out and have fun on your own…
Here’s two videos 6 months apart of me doing a little solo spin on my local trails. Note the bridge in the first video…. This the same spot where I got some water and made a brew 6 months earlier in the second video.
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