Ever since I got my first bike early last summer, the domino effect occured and just about every one of my friends bought a bike too. However they are really weird about riding. 1st one of my friends was ripping on me for "never riding" but I needed tires so I had to gather money and order some which took about 2 weeks. Now that my bike has tires I've been riding all the time and how many times has he gone riding with me? Once. I call him just about every week to see if he wants to go to bike night (with a really good turn out btw) which he declines and says "I will next week" His excuse is we ride too fast which is BS because the crew I usually go with rarely goes over 90 on the way there and I've told him this numerous times. He would know this if he actually went riding with us. My other friend rarely rides and when he does he always has his fat g/f on the back who likes to ruin a good ride because "She wants to go get ice cream", True story btw. One of my other friends goes riding occasionally but alot of times "he has a problem with his bike" even though it runs fine when he cruises the main strip and malls to watch the girls stare.[xx(] It seems out of my close friends I'm the only one that bought a bike to ride it. Luckily I have a bunch of riding buddies that actually like riding and we go riding all the time. It just gets discouraging to hear different excuses from my friends as to why they can't go riding.