I have been riding alone since this past year, like a recluse enjoying his solitude. I have used those moments for self reflection. What will you do when you ride on a beautiful tarmac with the azure sea for company, when the morning weather remains cool, and when no human is seen? While enjoying my ride, I have looked into myself in search of better solutions for questions that remain unanswered.
Then, one day I rode with a fellow biker, and I found the ride interesting too. When I ride alone, I become a bit slow, but the last group ride was relatively quick. We chatted while drafting one another at a lively speed (~24kmph). We didn’t stop frequently (as I normally do if ride alone), but we didn’t find ourselves tired. Maybe, the route was a reason too. We rode up to the Porur junction, joined NH4, and came back to Tambaram. The weather was beautiful, the tarmac was wonderful, and the only sound came from the wheels as the air blew through the spokes. All in all, it was a very good ride. I may go for solo rides, too, when I feel I want to be alone, but group rides are what my rides are going to be (at least for the time being).