yesterday i was riding home on my usual route- part way thru a large group of cyclists pulls up behind me.
i have to say i felt pretty intimidated by the size of the group and what they were riding
while waiting for the light to turn green i started up a conversation with the leader. he was a pleasant person and said he didn't have problem if i hung with them for a while since we were both going the same direction. having never ridden in a group i figured why not, if i couldn't hang or was messing up their mojo i'd just drop back and let them go ahead.
so here i am riding my 7.5fx complete with loaded panniers looking my absolute fred best. we get up to speed and i'm keeping up fine. i look down and my cyclometer says 21mph. i'm thinking to myself "you've got to be kidding me, this thing must be broken" my usual speed going home is between 15-16mph? what gives?
i continue at this speed for a few miles until i get to the point where i'm going in a different direction than the group. i wave as i break away and spend the next few miles until i get home thinking what just happened and how this was by far the best ride home this year