Faster guys?? well thats o.k. if they tell you where you are going wrong,give you a few tips and not just show-off. Slower guys?? how much slower?? do you get tired of waiting for them,do you give them tips or just show-off?? Guys of equal ability?? oddly enough,this is the scenario that i find the most dangerous,no matter how hard you try to control yourself,you always end up pushing the pace!! Alone??this is where you can imagine you"re ROSSI,whatever your ability,you can ride at your pace and for a few hours "live the dream"!!! unfortunately,you may also end up stranded with a mangled bike if things go wrong and have no buddy to get help. So c"mon guys, which do you prefer????