Good for you, it feels good to finish well! Not all riders are rude, we don't usually find more than one or two per ride. I don't like riding in large groups, makes me very nervous, small ones are great. When there is a mass start, we usually try to be near the back.
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Good for you! I am looking forward to riding for a few hours tomorrow and Tuesday, weather's supposed to be really great here. I usually ride around 24 miles or so, but I am looking to push it further, maybe tomorrow's the day!!
I've never done a group ride, but I see lots of folks on the trail in a group. Looks kinda claustrophobic, ha! Dunno, I might try it one day though.
With the problems I have had with flats on my road bike, I broke out the lead sled: a fixed suspension Trek 930. No clipples pedals, heck not even toe clips and considerably more weight.
Even so, I finished in 2:45, netting out organized rest breaks. It was less than 50 degress when I started the ride, with wind gusts up to 20 MPH. I rode the first 15 miles with my ears covered.
I took it at a conservative pace, and honestly think I could have done the 50 miler. The behavior of some of the roadies to the other riders was rude, arrogant, and dangerous: passing on the right, weaving and darting through slower, densely packed groups. No wonder some car drivers do not have good impressions of cyclists.
The low point: getting passed on an uphill by a rider on a fixed speed bike.
High point: riding the last five miles at a near sprint pace, passing some folks on much fancier, more expensive bikes.
Really would love to do a group ride with the PA/OH folks on this board. Let's make it happen.
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