Hey All, here's my story. During the week I'd planned to go for a trip with my brother from Boronia down to Pakenham (about 35-40k). I've just bought my first house and he hadn't seen it yet so I thought we could go for a ride after work and I could show him what it looks like. Well he gets to my place at about 5:15 and wants to head off straight away... doesn't want to get out of his leathers and then have to put them back on stright away. Fair enough, I get me stuff together quickly and while I'm putting it all on I'm just reminding him that I'm still a noobie and don't split or excessively speed or anything yet. His response was "Well you do now!" Straight away I thought "This might not be as much fun as I thought it was going to be". Anyway I tell him the route that we are going to take and I get the impression that all is good. We leave my place and after about 500m he has split at the first set of traffic lights. I'm thinking "I told you that I'm not doing that sh#t". Keep on travelling and he is just getting further and further ahead of me until I get to a set of lights turning right and see that he has gone straight ahead and I don't know where he is going. I start to think that I'm going for this trip by myself and am getting more and more pissed with my bro. :evil: I keep going along the route that I had showed him and several K's I see him on the side of road waiting. I beep and he catches up, overtakes and keeps on going... getting further ahead again. This continues for about a third of the trip until there is only one lane and he must have decided to just sit behind me. I've never succumbed to peer pressue but just felt that he was pushing me to do as he was. I didn't give in and just kept on cursing the whole of the trip. For a while when he was following me I did speed up but I was just taking it at my own pace. Now I know that my group was small (just the two of us) but my question is this: If you are riding with someone who doesn't want to keep up with you do you slow down their pace? Or cause you know the destination do you just meet them there?