thanks 2 spot yes ....
apparently I didnt specifify very well. I intended to emphasize the concept of "planning for unintended separation".
Many people prefer riding solo because of the feeling of keeping up or slowing someone down or being too fast or crowding (Especially with larger numbers of people).
Ill stop and help someone Im NOT riding with but I dont want someone to wait on me when I flood the engine and need to pound a full bottle of water to compensate for trying to kickstart the engine, Ill catch up. making sure you know how, who, where and when to check in, initially, THEN ride your own ride makes it fun.
I have 3 glasses that are all a third full, 5 half birds in the bush and the one in my hand keeps biting me!!