A very important reason that many bikers begin the search for someone riding buddies to share the ride with them is a simple matter of safety. Riding a motorcycle, just by its very nature can be a dangerous proposition. Because of their sizes, it can be difficult for other drivers, especially in a larger vehicle to see the motorcycle, even if they are alert to their surroundings. Motorcyclists often have to be more reactive, more alert, and yes, more responsible than those around them.
Thankfully, by traveling together in a group, they can become more noticeable to those other drivers who may have a blind spot when it comes to bikers. Also, when there are a greater number of motorcycles on the road, and more exposure given to riding, more people are forced to notice the smaller vehicles and hopefully act accordingly.
However, beyond the safety that is inherent is traveling in a group, there is also a sense of safety that is experienced when you are off the road, and taking a break from the ride. When a good relationship exists between two motorcycle riders or more, there starts to be an understanding concerning the various risks that become acceptable.
Being in a relationship allows you to realize how important you really are, and how critical you are to the people and lives around you. By knowing that, chances are you would be hard pressed to take unnecessary risks. After all, you have someone waiting for you at home.