does no-one actually ride their bikes on this forum .
Indeed we do, eg had a grand day out on the clubrun to watch the lincoln GP yesterday. For me, it would be a toss up between riding from home to join my mates for a morning out, with all the banter and occasional competitive ding-dongs or sitting in a car for hours, incurring travel expenses and doing a shortish ride with fellow retrobikers, who on a personal level i know little about. Not saying retrobikers arent a friendly bunch, but occasional meetings wouldnt really be able to hold the sorta crass banter we engage in. So 99 times out of a hundred, the club run will win.
(plus I'm a more of a retrobiker for practical purposes aka old stuff durability and price levels rather than the aesthetic collectible concours aspects).
One day, I guess I'll turn out for a RB event.