I've ridden alone a lot. Sometimes cause my husband was teaching, sometimes cause I had time off when no one was available. Some of the best times were a few solo runs early in the morning before work in the mountains. I went alone about a week ago and just lapped a powdery area. I forgot what a good time I have by myself. I've also got a good riding buddy. Another person who used to go alone. We meet at the mountain a few times a week.
When I first moved to Colorado I worked mornings and would go to Loveland for a few runs in the afternoon.