Since the weather turned nice about a month ago (darned Wisconsin), I have stopped going to spinning classes and try to get out on the bike at least 2-3 times per week. However, I'm looking for ways to add variety to my rides. I have a variety of routes available from my home, but I usually turn around after 45-50 minutes and end up with a ride of 25 miles, give or a take a few. I plan to go farther and longer, but for some reason I don't.
I'm reluctant to join a group ride because I'm not too fast - average 15 mph. One of the rides I am looking at states average speed is 19-21 mph. How tough would it be for me to join a ride like this?
I'll probably just show up for the local club ride some weekend and see how it goes. Any advice? Should I look for or start a 50+ bicycle club?