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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Truth be told, I have more fun riding on my own or with a few friends than in huge organized groups, I suspect the main reason people attend those is for lots of very good reasons other than the actual riding itself.
You nailed it for me. The ride is fantastic, but as you note, you can do it yourself anytime. The food at the rest stops is far beyond what you'd get at a mega-century, but one can pack a lunch in a handlebar bag, or stop at any of many great little cafes for cheaper than what this ride costs. But the draw of seeing many old friends, and meeting new ones is really what I come for.
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