Normally have a group start from my house and it can involve up to 10 riders. Mostly fit but at varying degrees but we all enjoy riding. Tomorrow and I reckoned on 6 going so when my neighbour Nathan asked what time we were going I thought we should be able to find some one that can stay with him., Now Nathan is an oddball. 35ish and ULTRA-FIT. He is the one that wakes me up at 6 am in the mornings as he leaves in his car for his 2 hour session down at the gym. Winter and he can't ride with us as Saturday he plays Rugby for one of the top county teams and Sundays it is soccer. But Winter season over with so he wants to get out on the bike.
So reminded my Son-in-Law that it would be 9 am start and he can't come. My other neighbour Mick can though but can we take it easy as he found a new hill today and did it twice to get in 1 1/2 miles at 20% and his back hurts. The two mountain bikers are not coming as they are off road tomorrow and the few others from Eastbourne that we normally meet with were at a wedding today and won't be fit enough till the afternoon. So 3 of us and Mick wants an easy ride. Planned one to get in about 30 hilly miles and then come back across the marshes.
Then the bombshell-Mick has pulled a muscle in his back and doubts that he will be riding. So it is me and a rider that doesn't know the meaning of slow- or even medium pace. He will be at full bore for whole of the ride and he has already said that when we get to the cafe- he will not be stopping as he wants to get back to get down the gym by 1 pm for a volley ball match.
Any suggestions on how I can get out of this?