I've ridden with the same 2 guys consistently for about 10 years, at least once a week. Like clockwork, on Monday we start an e-mail to decide which day works best for us all to ride. We pick a day, and when that day comes we meet up on the trail. One of us is better on the climbs, one better on the downhill. One is always pretty much in the middle. After our ride we decide where we're going to go eat and have some beers. For all three of us it's the one day that our respective girlfriends or wives understand that we'll be out untill whenever we come home.
Now this is all good... I really dig the adrenaline/beer bond we have. But I'm starting to notice that when I go for a ride with someone else or bring another friend along for the weekly ride they don't seem too happy about it, like I'm messing up the zen balance or something. They also seem to have an issue with the fact that I've gotten into road riding a bit, and commute to work on a roadie. Now these guys are great friends and cool guys... I just think it's sort of funny, and wondering if this is common for people you ride with a lot?