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Do you have a group that you ride with?

Old 10-01-15, 12:02 PM
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I was well under 50 when there were. I couldn't afford to live there, so moved.
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Here in Colorado, I ride/commute with friends on occasion, with my wife some, and do a fair number of organized rides. I wouldn't call any of it group riding as such.

When I'm in Wisconsin, I occasionally tag on with a group started by a buddy of mine almost 30 years ago. Their typical "fast 20" starts at 5:30 am, pacelines to the first climb, and then on some silent signal sprints and splinters, regroups at the top, splinters again on the second, much harder climb, regroups a second time to paceline across the ridge and then bombs down into town at 45 mph or so. They finish at the coffee shop well before 6:30.

It seems like all of the under 40s that have come into the group are actively racing at a Cat 2 level or better. They are nice enough to let the older folks hang on the back when needed. Because the pecking order is well set the testosterone level appears to be under control. Riding in the dark at more than 25 mph, a few inches off the wheel in front of you, takes a lot of trust and teamwork that they have built through the years. It is fun to watch.

If I could latch onto that type of group here, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Depends on what type of riding that I am doing. When I am riding the road or now gravel, I ride solo for the most part. My work schedule makes it hard to ride with most group efforts. I'm all right with that, I like the alone time. Now, on the other hand, I usually ride with a regular group for mountain biking. If nothing else,it offers a safety factor if something is to happen out in the woods. I will ride alone on the mountain bike, but I try to stick to the more public trails in those cases.
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