Some rides remind you why you're out there in the first place. The group just gels, with the perfect mix of hammerheads and steady eddy's. Sign sprints are unspoken law, and if you meet a tarantula or a real life sheep dog on duty, you don't mind stopping for a while.
When it comes down to it, it's about the people. A good crew can make any ride worthwhile even if it ends in a crash when someone shouts "SPRINT!" and some of us take it way too seriously.
Good people, good vibes.