Ive been riding the roads of NW Louisiana for three years, now. I've ridden every foot of every last mile by myself. I've never had a riding companion. I guess that's about to change on Monday.
I went by the LBS this morning and the guys started hitting me up about the Labor Day Fun Ride that they're hosting next Monday morning. It's a 45 mile loop through Shreveport. They're expecting about 100 riders and assure me that the pace for all but the speedsters is only about 16mph.
I'm not really worried about the distance but I know how the "Pace Estimates" go so I do have a little concern about keeping up for the full distance. But I really think I should be OK,
My fear is in actually riding with people, especially so many. I told them my fears due to my inexperience with group riding but they assure me I'll be looked after and they won't let me kill anybody, lol. One of the guys even told me to just jump on his back wheel and we'd take turns pulling and drafting.
I'm nervous about it but I'm really looking forward to it. Besides, at 7am, I don't have anything else to do but ride, anyway.
I guess I'm just posting this to hit you guys and ladies up for any tips, hints, advice, warnings, or the names of any particular Saints to pray to between now and then.
Thanks, and wish me and the other 100 folks good luck!