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Riding Alone

Just curious to know how many people ride alone. I personally enjoy the social aspect of boarding, but I have a hard time finding a riding partner sometimes. I've been contemplating going alone on several different occasions and am just curious what others feel are the pros and cons. I look forward to your input. Thanks!

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boarding is definitely fun with friends. but i've been alone before. you meet more people than you would if you were hanging out with friends.
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I tend to ride alone, usually will meet up with people I know eventually but I don't really plan on meeting people at the resort. Is fun in a way because you'll meet new people on the lifts, some interesting conversations, or just chill and listen to music. Riding with people does improve your riding, especially park, but at times it's nice to just do your own thing in my opinion. Obviously don't ride alone if you're in the BC, but it's fun to do your own thing sometimes.
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Riding alone can be real fun sometimes. You have no one to wait for or follow. You do your own thing. Great time to progress too since you can work on whatever you want without worrying about holding up your friends.

The worst part? Lunch time. It gets lonely in the lounge. You can always meet people though.


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I never ride alone simply because it's dangerous...

I knocked myself out once and got a concussion and if it wasn't for my buddies, I coulda done anything in that 5 hour gap that I don't remember to this day.

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I never ride alone simply because it's dangerous...

I knocked myself out once and got a concussion and if it wasn't for my buddies, I coulda done anything in that 5 hour gap that I don't remember to this day.
This is the reason why my fiancee hates me riding alone. I ride at local hills though which is always crowded and ski patrol will see you immediately.

I also have a helmet now so that also helps a bit.


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Here's the thing...

I was only unconscious for a short time, if at all.... I was 100% mobile, walking around and such, but just couldn't talk right or remember anything by what my buddies say.

We walked a LONG ways to the medic during which I was fully capable of doing whatever I wanted to... I coulda walked into the road and got ran over, fell into a tree well, whatever ya know...

Even if you think ski patrol will see you, you may convince them that your just fine and maybe hop into your car and go kill someone.... I dunno, I am a pretty firm believer in riding with friends. Probably stems from my youth. I've raced and rode atv's my entire life and the #1 rule is to never go anywhere alone on your toy.

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Here's the thing...

I was only unconscious for a short time, if at all.... I was 100% mobile, walking around and such, but just couldn't talk right or remember anything by what my buddies say.

We walked a LONG ways to the medic during which I was fully capable of doing whatever I wanted to... I coulda walked into the road and got ran over, fell into a tree well, whatever ya know...

Even if you think ski patrol will see you, you may convince them that your just fine and maybe hop into your car and go kill someone.... I dunno, I am a pretty firm believer in riding with friends. Probably stems from my youth. I've raced and rode atv's my entire life and the #1 rule is to never go anywhere alone on your toy.
Point taken. Makes me not want to argue with my fiancee lol.


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Here's the thing...

I was only unconscious for a short time, if at all.... I was 100% mobile, walking around and such, but just couldn't talk right or remember anything by what my buddies say.

We walked a LONG ways to the medic during which I was fully capable of doing whatever I wanted to... I coulda walked into the road and got ran over, fell into a tree well, whatever ya know...

Even if you think ski patrol will see you, you may convince them that your just fine and maybe hop into your car and go kill someone.... I dunno, I am a pretty firm believer in riding with friends. Probably stems from my youth. I've raced and rode atv's my entire life and the #1 rule is to never go anywhere alone on your toy.
I have this thought all to often but still ride alone. If something were to happen at my local hill I would have to rely on someone to pick my up. With my friends that might be tough. Either way I don't have a regular crew that rides so I'm pretty much going it alone if I want to go.

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Yep the memmory loss happens with head injuries. My friend got a concussion at Ollie's Skatepark in Florence, KY and doesn't remember the 2 hours he drove back to Indianapolis, IN. Another friend got knocked out at the skatepark and then became distracted by trying to hit on the few girls at the park. Didn't remember any of it the next day.

I ride alone sometimes and enjoy it because I can randomly change what I want. The bad part is riding the lift alone. By the time I hit the top I almost feel like leaving.
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