As a relatively new cyclist I'm still growing and learning. When I started two summers ago I was always the slowest and weakest rider. Frankly riding wasn't a lot of fun because I was always working just to keep people from waiting too long for me.
But others encouraged me to keep at it. Yesterday in the group I started with no one had to wait on me. Best of all it was my turn to encourage another to keep at it.
Oh, I'm still slow and I'm strictly not a competition rider. Nor will I ever be a competition rider.
But, I had fun; helped others to have fun and enjoyed the day. What could be better?