Riding is always fun whether solo or in group. It takes you to a totally different world of dreams. The feeling can't be expressed in words but it's pretty close to heaven as they say it. Solo riding is a little risky as compared to group riding but then the satisfaction is 10 times. It's your take whether to go alone or in group, let me tell you why i think it's a great idea to ride solo.
1. You are the BOSS
There is no one else so you can customize your trip as you wish. What to do, where to stay, what to eat, etc. Ride when you want and rest as long as you wish. Everyone in group has different opinion and you are never free to do what you feel like. Being alone gives you this opportunity. If you want to waste one day lying down beside a river bank, you do it, without answering to anyone.
2. Learn to be Independent
When you are alone, in the middle of nowhere, you cannot blame anyone else for your problems. You got to take the responsibility. Travelling or riding alone makes you independent in the most effective and efficient way. You manage your resources and keep check of things while traveling. You are forced to do things you never did alone. That's how it changes you, as a person.
3. Meet people, make new friends
Traveling gives you opportunity to meet many people from different cultural and regional backgrounds. There stories and experience help you understand life in a better way and gives you a perspective which you never thought of. Moreover you get to make new friends. And as not all friends are supposed to last entire life, you learn to move on with life and emotions too. There are high chances that you will meet people just like you or may be even more interesting.
4. Loose your FEARS
Moving around alone, dinning alone or watching a movie alone may be daunting, but once you are done with such solo trips, you become more confident and comfortable, not to mention smarter than before because you are on your own now. You are no longer afraid that people will leave you or what would you do alone if you have to.
5. Get to know yourself
It's not only getting to know others but you understand yourself better when you travel alone. you have lot of time to think about yourself, about life and about things which means to you. You learn a lot about yourself and how you view the world. There are times when i think what i am doing, sometimes i feel luckily to be at that place and have so much in life. Sometimes you discover your interest and other past time activities and what you want from life. This is the biggest reason in fact, why you should travel alone at-least once in life.
6. You become more Observant
When you travel in group you hardly pay much attention how things were planned and what could be done differently. Also you are in comfort zone, don't feel any need to look at things around you. But when you are alone you see things differently, you start observing every small thing or people around you. You start pondering how things could go differently. Basically you start sensing rather then just seeing.
7. You are ready to take setbacks which are part of life
When you travel things don't go as planned always. you might face a flat Tyre in middle of no-where. You might get stuck because of bad weather or have to change routes. Well, there are lot of things you can't anticipate and that's where you get a setback. But then you get used to it and small incidents in life do not startle you and you are cool enough to deal with them.
8. You get to work on your bucket list
There are things which you want to do but no one else. You travel in group where everybody wants to go. But why you should compromise with your dreams, take solo trip to live out that dream.