Drove down to the middle of the next county yesterday after work for a club "training ride". Haven't been on a club ride for 10-15 years, other than the 5,000 cyclist Hilly Hundred every fall. Underestimated how long it would take to get there, and arrived just before the group left. 30-40 riders, all on drop bar, skinny tire bikes. "Road bikes" they call them these days. Me on my recumbent. hmmmm. The pack took off. Passed the very few slower than me -thought maybe I could catch the back of the main group but no such luck. Dropped by the peloton - nope, was never in contact with it - and then dropped by a couple of guys who also couldn't catch the pack. So, I had a nice solitary ride until met up with a guy who had taken a shorter option. We both took the next shorter option and enjoyed the ride in the country. When I got back to the start, I noticed that a lot of the fast young guys on fancy bikes looked to be older than me! Yikes. I rode 19.5 mi. at 16.7mph, probably a personal best, but I guess I gotta get faster.