After a week of cycling, I'm hooked. But I don't want to ride alone the rest of my life. None of my friends cycle, AFAIK, so I am thinking about hooking up with a bike club. Couple of questions:
How much mileage should i be accustomed to before i join? Having just started, 10 miles at 15 mph 3-4x a week is just about my speed. Should I wait until i can do 20 milers or longer comfortably (so to speak) before I join?
Is it your experience that when you ride with others (club or no) you ride farther than you might otherwise?
Are there clubs that will take curmudgeons like me (54 years old) into the fold? I'm in the San Diego area, if anyone knows of something there to recommend.
Is there anything else to the club experience I should know about?