Don't spoil the ride by over-thinking it and constant worrying about the what-ifs.

A recent ride by 4 of us on 3 bikes, no planned route to/from the destination, minor glitches with 2 of the bikes but all eventually made it home safely. We had a friend on-call & my trailer hooked up & ready to roll if needed. It's nice to have a back-up plan.

The AMCA road runs I've attended (over 100 bikes), riders tend to link up in groups of 4 to 6 or 7 bikes & watch out for each other. If one of "our group" stops, we all do-at least until the "problem" is solved or arrangements made with the sweeper.