I'm a new rider with six months' road experience. I've been on a number of rides with other people - some good, some bad experiences. Difference in rider attitude has been the deciding factor for me. I've heard about other riders who have developed a close-knit riding group over time. Outwardly it might appear that they all ride the same style of motorcycle or that they're of a similar experience level or age group. I'm interested to know - what makes a good riding buddy for you?