in Florida during December. I am a middle aged rider who usually rides for exercise and enjoyment on fairly flat mixed dirt and paved terrain. (no jumps or anything crazy.) My usual ride is a Trek 3500 mountain bike with 26" wheels. I have been invited to a 35 mile road ride and have never done anything like this before. It sounds like everyone will be on road bikes. Should I even try this on a mountain bike? Hubby has a Giant Talon 29er that I could start practicing on if you think that might be a better "horse" for this ride. It's one size taller than mine but it's comfortable. The length of the ride isn't what worries me...it's keeping up with the others without hurting myself that I am concerned with. I don't want to hold anyone up on this ride...it's too important.
So, what would you do? Sit it out or work with one of the bikes I have?
Thanks for your help!