Riding alone is great because you set your own schedule, go where you want to, and don't have to wait for others to strap in (Flow owner here).
But I recently had a couple of riding days with other guys on the forum which was the first time in my snowboarding career (?) that I've ridden with people better than me. It immediately upped my game.
In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.