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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 03:54 PM
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Pros of riding solo ?

I've been blessed with a free pass on Saturday!!! Wooo!! This will be my 2nd trip of the season and this is the first season in a few years that I've had a chance to go at all. (Due to: car accident, birth of a child, raising an infant, ect)

However, my best friend Ash was not able to hook up a pass or daycare for her kids, and will not be able to join me on the Mtn. I definitely don't wanna turn down the chance to ride for free. I'm stoked to ride and look forward to challenging myself much more than I did my first trip up a couple weeks ago. So, I'm looking for some positives of riding solo. anyone?
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 03:59 PM
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You're not worrying about where your buddy is... you can go where you want, when you want...
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post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-05-2009, 04:27 PM
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You're not worrying about where your buddy is... you can go where you want, when you want...
and for as long as you want. I will be riding solo this weekend. First time I'll get to rock the shuffle.
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Most of my riding is done solo. Since I live in Vegas none of my friends snowboard and the couple that have been don't have a board and can't afford to go near as much as I can since I got a season pass. I think about half the time it's great, you can ride at your speed do what you want and really focus on learning what you want. You can just put on the tunes and have a good day. On the other hand every once in awhile when I go up alone it's almost a demotivator and I just can't seem to get as into it and push myself as hard which usually leads to not staying near as long (like today).
Go up have fun and use the time to really focus on learning your technique and form and whatnot.
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I rock solo a lot since few of my friends snowboard any more . Also any time i get a day of work during the week the first thing i do is head to the mountain. Nothing better than a weekday for snowboarding . And like what every one else is saying you go your own pace, so no more waiting for friends to catch up. If your kinda new to the sport though it may suck if you injure yourself and don't have a ride home, or board more than your body is used to and your too tired and worn out to drive home lol.

Only negative i can think of is that it can get a bit lonely. Especially on the chair lift and drive up/back (at least for me with a 2 hour drive).

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Thanks for the responses, it will be nice to be able to do my own thing and listen to good music, ect. I am worried however that I won't have the motivation to really push myself like I used to.

When I got into the sport about 10 years ago, all my friends were riding at a much more advance level and it made it easier for me to really push my limits. Now I've got just one friend who's into it and she is a total newb. I enjoy showing her the ropes and it's fun to have someone to go up with. But, I feel that since I've had a few years off, it would be good to have a more advance rider to learn from.

When I went up a couple weeks ago, I hit some more advanced runs solo while my buddy went through her lesson. I made small talk w/a few of the people while I was strapping in, but noticed there are a lot more tourists/snobs up there now-LAME.


I guess I'll have to go up there and attempt to challenge myself, and just see how it goes.

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it may suck if you injure yourself and don't have a ride home, or board more than your body is used to and your too tired and worn out to drive home lol.
Yeah that would suck! Fortunately, I live only 20 minutes from the Mtn. and drive an automatic. If worse comes to worse though, it wouldn't be too much of a hassle to have my husband pick me up.
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The singles line at the lifts are always shorter.
No waiting around for slow people
You can ride where you want to ride
you can crank the music and get a good vibe going on
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I love riding solo. Anytime I'm riding with people, I feel compelled to ensure that they're having fun too. No one wants to wait around for you while you try new tricks, or learn to ride switch...So I do those things on the days when I ride solo. It also helps when you're the best rider out of everyone in your group because you don't have to wait for the slow-pokes.

Plus, it gives you ample time to think about life, plans, dreams etc. The best boarding days ever are solo pow days.
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Riding by yourself is a blast! I learn so much more when I'm by myself. It's just nice that you don't have to worry about difference in skill level, where you want to go on the mountain, getting on lifts together... it's a ton of fun. The drive is the worst part IMO because it's really boring by yourself... BUT, I just bring some good music and keep myself entertained...
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