Here's my dilemma, I do a lot of riding alone and sometimes I get concerned about going down out in the middle of nowhere and nobody finding me for days as I lay all fucked up or dead on the side of the road. Crashing doesn't really scare me that much, but laying helpless and alone does. I make an effort to ride with buddies but it is hard to get a group together every time I want to ride. I'm not going to waste half my day off work waiting for everyone to get their shit together. I usually dedicate the whole day to riding and hate having to worry about someone elses schedule. Plus, a lot of them aren't really into the same kind of riding as me. I like to ride pretty aggresively and will travel hours away from home exploring new roads. They like to just cruise around town and stop too often for smoke breaks. They are nice guys and all, but recenlty I haven't even been calling when I want to go ride because I know I will have more fun alone. A few weeks ago I met a guy who lives near me with the same exact bike and seems to have more similar interest as me, but we can only ride together on weekends because of different work schedules. I'm sure I will meet some more riders that like to mix it up too, but I still see myself riding alone more often than not. I'm not antisocial by any means, but sometimes I like to just get out by myself and enjoy the freedom of riding wherever, whenever, and as fast as I want . So I guess my question is, how do you guys like to ride? In a group, with just one or two other people, or alone? For you guys who always ride in groups, doesn't it get kinda frustrating dealing with all the other riders? And finally, for you guys that ride alone, how do we protect ourselves from the kind of situation I described earlier?