The Usual Hangout


picplz 2011-09-09 15.31.55

All of my riding is solo again. My riding buddies have drifted for one reason or another away and I dropped the riding club that I was part of. It wasn’t fun anymore, it wasn’t about riding anymore, it was about politics and that’s not why I ride a bike. I ride to get away from that shit and it was starting to feel like it was following me everywhere I went. So I dropped it, stepped out completely. I gotta say, it was a huge weight off my shoulders.

So now I ride solo, back to the way it used to be and I still enjoy every minute of it. I go where I want, stop when I want, leave when I want. No schedule, no ride route and no one else to worry about. I do like riding with buddies, but this is the way I learned to ride and this is the way I’ve rode for years.


Lucky said...

Giest - I hear ya, bro.

I've tried (and tried) to do the group ride thing, but I get no pleasure out of it. And truthfully, if riding isn't fun anymore, then why bother?

In my case I think that I'm just egocentric. It's my ride and I don't want to share it. I want to ride at my pace, stop when I want, eat when I want...

Besides, I don't trust other people's ability to ride. So I'm never comfortable when "stuck" in the middle of an eight-bike pack. Never know when the guy in front of me is gonna slam the brakes or cut into my line...

Basically, I just want to do what the f*ck pleases me without having to deal with the drama of a group ride.

So like you, I ride solo.