Late last year I started racing so in order to race I have to ride at a slow pace (20kph) a few days a week to serve as recovery rides after a race or between harder training rides. None of my weekly rides are flat out, only Saturdays race.
This brings me to the question of why do people get such joy from "dropping roadies" as is often reported on various cycling forums.
ie. I dropped a roadie on a $5,000 bike and man he was slow, never saw him again!
I don't get the hostility that some riders like to dispense about someone they know nothing about.
Why should I have to ride an older bike for the slow days? Why can't I ride my race bike for these days? I am out there for an 1-2 hours on the slow days, so I still wear knicks and a jersey, does this now make me a poser because I am riding slow?
There is way too much hostility in cycling! Ride and mind your own business.