Back in the 70's I was a member of a local touring club. One of our regular pastimes was the Saturday morning "breakfast ride": a weekly or twice-monthly event where we'd meet up at around 7am and ride somewhere within an hour's touring speed to a breakfast spot.
Do any touring clubs still do this?
[SARCASM]Of course, these days you'd have to carry into the restaurant your pump, water bottle, saddle-bag, and anything else some punk couldn't strip off your bike.[/SARCASM]
I remember those rides as being a lot of fun and they generally didn't eat up your day.
I guess I'm a middle-aged relic.