I always feel a bit awkward when I ride with other people. You sometimes have to go in single file, and then it is hard to hear what people are saying. And on your own, you can stop to examine all the dead badgers. You can change your route. I like the feeling of spontaneity and improvisation. On a bike I feel as if I am in my own private space. I am too much of a misanthrope to find out if people think I am a misanthrope.