I met several of my best friends online at a bike forum. When you meet up and do several days riding with someone, you get to know them fairly well. The guys I ride with that I met online, I've known for 10 years, stayed in their homes, drank and ate together and share common interests and perspective. Most of the old friends my age have given up dangerous shit like motorcycles and prefer to sit in a boat and fish all day. Personally, I'd rather be dead.