I received the TT newsletter yesterday that contained a video of a girl who was riding alone on a quad and got her leg wedged between the footpeg and tire. A discussion ensued about the dangers of riding alone. We all know the dangers of riding and how they are multiplied if we choose to venture out alone. But aside from the obvious scenario where you are thrown from your bike and are stuck wedged between a rock and a tree with a broken hip, are we really any less safe when solo? I work nights at a cabinet/furniture shop, alone, and I was thinking about this subject at length last night. How is working around jointers, planers, table saws, etc..., any more or less dangerous than riding alone? Then it happened - I stuffed a handful of carrots into my mouth and proceeded to nearly choke to death on one. While I was gasping for air and unsuccessfully trying to give myself the Heimlich, I was thinking, "Wow. After my tens-of-thousands of solo dirt bike and street bike miles and endless sleep-deprived hours alone in a cabinet shop, is this really how I am going to go?" 90% of the time I ride, I am alone; mainly by choice. I have found that my solo trips are safer than any of my paired or group rides. I go at my own pace: stop when I want, go fast when I feel alert, slow down when I don't. I know flying solo is the cardinal sin of this sport, but if you are diligent and (physically and mentally) prepared, is it really any more dangerous than... life in general? Thoughts? Do you ride alone?