As the title says, I am and I have a few questions for you guys that have been on one.
The description for the ride is a little vague...wondering what you guys think...
Says the ride is 17 miles long and the time allotted is from 5:30 to 7 pm...but pretty sure that is just allowing for extra time as that would only be a little over 5 mph average...
There seems to be three level assignments for this group, easy, moderate and fast with fast being 22 mph average "race pace" and are for serious riders only, the other grades have no speeds listed. This ride is listed as moderate. I was curious what you think moderate might be?
I also ride upon the evil-bringer of the bike world and that which spells doom for all, a GMC Denali. I wouldn't be considering taking it on a group ride if I didn't have some miles on it and confidence in it so please don't talk about it's quality! I wouldn't be much of a mechanic if I couldn't get it to last 17 miles. But I am curious to know how most group ride members respond to department store bikes in your experiences? I don't want to show up and be snobbed away. But if they welcome a new rider no matter what he's on (and can keep up, but that's up to me not the bike) I'd love to ride with them and start doing group rides more often.