Another topic I have been struggling with lately............riding by myself. I am a relatively new rider, about 1000 miles over the last month since I got my bike.
I am a stay at home wife and a lot of the time I find myself wanting to jump on and ride when there is no one else around, hubby is tired or working, friends are at work or living their lives.
I am pretty comfortable on my bike but wonder of the wisdom of jumping on and going it alone at this stage. If I don't do some alone time however summer is going to be over very quickly and ride time will be gone till next spring. It seems if I don't just go for it and go, alone or not, I am missing good practice time just ride time. I have no problem riding around town or on the outskirts of town but am a little leary of highway trips to neighboring towns. Specifically two towns within 40 miles. It seems like a good ride. Have been on those rides several times with others but never alone. dd
So debate this with me, give me your experience and advice. My first instinct is to jump on and go with some precautions, such as letting someone know where I am going and an expected return time. I know I cannot be the only one in the world who has bought a bike and is just learning to ride that faces alone time and wanting to ride. It is simply not possible in my world to ride with someone all the time. But I don't want to do something stupid and end up in a ditch along the side of the road somewhere, alone and maybe hurt. I know the risks all bikers take but being a new rider, is this to big of a risk?