in nearly 3 months of motorbike ownership, i have done about 10 rides in varoius places in the hills. everyone except 1 (previous thread 'pack up and go home') was thoroughly enjoyable. yesterday was my first group ride. 15 - 20 bikes. most of them modified (i was way out of my element, but they allowed for that). beuatiful adelaide hills, riding with the rumble of the hot bikes all in formation, and i was part of it. i was in heaven. it was like i was in a movie of some sort. what is it about a group ride, that makes it so much MORE entertaining and satisfying, that just a solo run. i am still reeling from the experience even now!