Touring as used in this thread is defined as a long (>40 miles) large group ride typically involving registration fees, complimentary T-shirts, and SAG stops. It may be one or multiple days.
I've signed up for the Old Kentucky Home Tour (www.okht.org) in September and am already torquing out about it. It's 55 miles out, overnight at Bardstown, and 55 miles back.
When I've gone on group rides before, I've ridden with hammerheads, which means that I enjoy the benefits of a paceline until the first big hill and I get shelled out the back.
It would be easier I think if I could find some like-minded lazy souls who are willing to take advantage of drafting. I don't want to attach myself leech-like to someone's rear wheel. I don't mind if someone attaches to mine, because it would be a first for me.
Is there an etiquette about such things?