I'm also one of the many that ride along almost all the time. Again not a lot of others I know snowboard or who can go when I go. Just me and my tunes. Besides it is kinda of like fishing, that ten inches became fourteen inches and that kicker became.......
Now having someone to go who would pay for gas would help. Whenever my wife says I spend a lot for gas, I just say I need know a snowboard chick who wants go split the gas but then the wife is fine with the gas expense. Darn!
Expect the unexpected and then deal with it.