I just wanted to encourage some of you who are shy or just haven't gotten around to going on a group ride, to seriously look for one to join.
I've been joining one group for the last month and a half and then got invited to join my LBS's new shop ride. It was a blast.
For those of you who say, I'm too slow or any other excuses (I used them all) you really are missing out on a lot of fun.
Search for rides in your area, many of them have several different paces, start low and see if you can move up into the faster pace.
One thing I have noticed is how much better and faster I have become because I have a group to push me. I even get to push them sometimes soon.
Try to get over any of the excuses and find a group ride to go on. It is so much fun!