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Old 09-20-18, 10:23 AM
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Even if you do keep up, be prepared to hear all the roadies tell you how much faster you would be on a real road bike.

All the group rides that I participate in are "no drop" rides. That means they will either adjust the pace to that of the slowest rider, or stop periodically to let everyone regroup. If there is a really large speed gap, they will have one of the group leaders stay back with the slow rider to make sure he gets home okay. The same club also has some training rides where they state up front what the expected pace will be and that they don't intend to wait around for you. If it is your first time with that group, they might cut you some slack if you overestimated your abilities, but politely ask you to go with a slower group next time.
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