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Am I just being a bit of a girl?
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I always ride alone as I don't know any other people who like to ride. I take a mobile phone with me but haven't had to use it yet (touch wood). I think as long as your careful and don't do anything silly you should be fine. But in the end, it all boils down to what you are comfortable with doing. Do you prefer the "isolation" of riding alone (I do) or would you prefer to have company?
It's your call. But whatever you do - enjoy it
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You shouldn't go out into the bush alone until you're very confident in your knowledge of the track and have contingencies in place, should you injure yourself.
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Be prepared with a first aid kit and a suitable toolkit as well as comms.
Let someone know where you're going.
Eyeball and walk if possible everything you aren't familiar with before riding.
Relax and enjoy yourself, you're less likely to stack and more likely to bounce if you do.
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I had my phone - and my son - with me, fortunately, and it was in a suburban area, so it turned out reasonably well, apart from the ambulance bill and the injury itself and its consequences. If I'd been on a remote trail, by myself, with no phone it would have been a lot more dire.
From my recent experience, what I would now say is: It's better not to, but if you must go alone, keep it to popular non-technical trails. Have a fully charged mobile phone with you at all times and let other people know where you're going and when you expect to return.
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