This topic has been popping up rather frequently recently, so I was interested in getting other people's thoughts on the subject. Mainly I was wondering if you ride less, just the same, or perhaps even more? Also, does it seem like you improve or plateau when dating or married? Do you think your relationships suffer in anyway because of riding? Most of the Colorado riders probably remember my Ex-girlfriend, she came with me to almost every comp for about two years. She was extremely supportive of me riding trials, and it was great. Regardless, I didn't get as much time to ride as I'd of liked, and I rarely rode with other people. I think I definitly hit a plateau while dating her. Not only that, I didn't feel like I competed as well when she, or my parents for that matter, were watching me. Anyhow, I now find myself two months into another relationship, and at the same time I'm looking to travel the country this year and devote myself very seriously to competition. As much as I love riding trials, relationships are also very important to me (YES, even at 18, you assholes....), so I'm just curious how others balance their lives. I realize this is just something that I'll have to work out myself, but it can't hurt to hear from others.