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Old 02-18-2012, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how do you guys feel about riding by your self dont you kinda get lonely up there and would you rather ride by your self than ride with a huge group i preferably like to ride with like 3 people max is 4.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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both have their positives and negatives, I'm impartial. I really just like riding. It's nice to just put music on and go do what i want all day, but i enjoy the social aspect aswell
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I always have my best days when I am solo.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Both are fun but I do my best boarding solo, just get more focused and in the zone.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree you don't have to worry about what people wanna do just go with the flow ,
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I ride by myself 90% of the time. My friends are either skiers or they sketch out on me at the last minute. Or both. I would rather ride with friends but I hate feeling like I'm forcing them to go ride.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Rode with a crew of six last night, kinda pushing it numbers-wise but dope fun. Riding alone tomorrow. Good with whatever, but prefer riding with some peeps. It pushes me riding with people way ahead of my skill level too
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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none of my friends have any passion for snowboarding...it seems like a hassle for them and they're constantly trying to convince themselves out loud that it's worth it to be up there, "oh it's nice to get out of the house" "oh this is a great work out we should do this once a week!" "I can't wait for this day to be over and get a good night sleep" or whatever....

so yeah, I ride alone 99% of the time...I wish I didn't have to though...It does get very lonely, especially when you do something gnarly and get excited and look back and have no one there... heh
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I tend to ride with a couple friends and usually have a good time. I hate riding in large groups, it always ends up being a clusterfuck and a lot of time is wasted either waiting for or meeting up with people.

I was very skeptical about riding solo for my first time, but it ended up being a pretty productive day and was rather enjoyable. While I prefer riding with a friend or two, I enjoy riding alone sometimes.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i ideally have 1 or 2 riding mates of similar skill level and mind set. anymore than that and it becomes too much about management.

what's frustrating is when your riding mate brings his/her girlfriend/boyfriend who's clearly not as into the sport or lacks the stamina that the rest of the group has. every third run you end up waiting 10 minutes because the group gets into the following clusterfuck:

girlfriend: i think i need a break, i'm tired.
riding mate: oh, well...*shuffle feet*
girlfriend: you guys can go up...i'll just wait for you guys down here.
riding mate: hmmm, well...i dunno...
girlfriend: no seriously, just go...i'll be here.
*couple of minutes of silent intimacy*
riding mate: ...it IS getting close to lunch, i guess we can take it now.
girlfriend: no honey, i want you to go have fun. don't worry about me.
riding mate: it's okay. i'm getting hungry anyway.
girlfriend: what about the rest of your friends? (points to us waiting by the lift line)
riding mate (skates over to us): me and my girl are gonna take lunch now. you guys can keep going.
ridind mate 2: ...hmmm, yeah, you know what, lunch does sound pretty good right now.
riding mate: no no no, you guys can go up for another run if anything.
riding mate 3: i AM getting kind of hungry...
riding mate: well, it's up to you guys. she's a bit tired, and i figure it's close to lunch anyway.
riding mate 4: so...what are we doing?
*5 minutes of silence and shuffling feet*

most of the best riding i've done was by myself or with 1 other person. and by 1 other person, i mean it could be a group, but you and someone else are locked in focus together and are tearing it up.

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