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Old 03-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by anybikewilldo View Post

We live most of our lives in a nice safe shell surrounded by friends and family and familiar places.
Riding solo puts me back in touch with my primal instincts of survival especially when off road or out West. I get an unbelievable feeling of satisfaction especially on those days when bad things happen. Don't get me wrong I prepare the bike as best I can and try to avoid any possible breakdowns as well as always tell myself that I can always turnaround (though that has never happened) but while riding solo you are living your life in the moment and you forget all those stupid little things that crowd our everyday lives.
My first solo trips were long weekends, then a week, then two weeks, now if I can't get a three or four week tour on the bike every year I feel like I missed out!
Well stated!!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:44 AM   #47
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I'm curious how the OP faired on his first solo trip. OP: did you do it? How'd it go?

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:05 PM   #48
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I'm a solo rider, definitely. Then again, I'm also a social pariah
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #49
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Strictly solo - my longest trip was 4 months & 15K miles over north america.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:54 PM   #50
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I did a 6 week 10000 mile solo trip back in 05. Lots of dirt and trails and secondary roads. Met hundreds of people. Enjoyed most of it.....and totaly glad I went alone.
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