Several years ago (about 5-6 actually) I got back into cycling after an 8 yr. absence. Although I had ridden with friends in the past, it was usually three or four of us and sort of impromptu. Then I discovered a club near me with people I knew and liked. The club was relatively new and starting to build a base of riders. So, my gf and I rode with the club on Saturday mornings for a couple years. We were doing the B ride which meant about 40-50 mi. at 15-16 mph. Over the years the group morphed into variations of the B ride as in B-, B, B+, etc. This is a really good group. No one gets dropped and everyone is willing to help another rider anytime/anywhere. Good people. But.....the rides started to get longer and Saturdays became a day dedicated to riding. By mid-season rides are 60-70 mi. and it becomes an endurance ride IMO. With an 1/2 hr. drive to the meetup site, 5 hrs. riding and 1/2 hr.drive home it was 6 hrs. out of the day. Then there was the 1 hr. stop midway on the ride for donuts or ice cream or whatever. I hate getting back on the bike after a long stop so it kind of sucks for me. We began to phase out of club rides. Last year we rode twice. I still get my 100 mi. a week but now it's mostly solo with a ride a week with my gf. Just wondering if anyone else has had that happen.