We're considering signing up for the City of Angels Fun Ride on May 4. We're undecided on which route -- the recreational route, or the "advanced" route.
I wouldn't consider us "advanced", but not complete newbies either. We have new road bikes and should be able to go at least the speed posted for the advanced group. It's the hills I'm worried about. We participated in the LAPD memorial ride last month which ended with the hard climb up the hill to the Police Academy. We made it up in our granny gear -- on hybrids -- so I have no doubt we could make it on our new CF bikes (Specialized Roubaix). It's the other hills that they haven't posted yet that leave me wondering.
I really don't want to wobble around with inexperienced riders who don't know how to ride in a group... but I don't want to drop out of the advanced group either.
Anyone have any idea how hard the advanced ride really is?