Sorry, but this has been bugging me for a while now. I had posted a ride on a MeetUp website for a group ride I wanted to put together. I put down that it would be a 25 mile ride at a casual pace, saying we would be stopping at various points. In one portion of the post, I put down that people should come who like a very casual ride around this certain town.
One of the people who signed up for it, put in her Introduction, that she was a beginner rider and wants to meet people that won't leave her in the dust.
After the ride was over, the people who attend the ride give comments on how they liked the ride. Well she put down "the pace and the stops made the ride twice as long as it should have been. I was hoping to learn group riding and to be a stronger rider. This was not the ride to accomplish that."
That comment really got to me. The ride took approximate 1 3/4 hrs. I sent her a PM giving her the name of several other riding clubs that would be maybe better suited for her, racing clubs mainly.
My definition of "casual" is for recreational riders. When I first met her she wanted to know if we would be doing pace lines -- I told her no, that's not what we do. What is your definition of "casual"? Okay, now that I have said my peace, I can forget it.