Saturday morning, I got up early, and rode to Sellersburg to meet up for the “slowspokes” ride. They are organized by the Southern Indiana Wheelmen for slower riders.
I met some friendly people, got some tips for my commute to work, then we were off.
The “fast pack” quickly lost me. I tried to keep up with them, but it didn’t happen. The slower riders fell far enough behind that I didn’t see them anymore. I was riding alone.
There was a truck stop along the route that I thought was a regroup area, there was nobody there.
I finished the 28 mile ride without seeing anyone. The cars for the faster riders were already gone. Still no sign of the slower riders.
I waited 30 minutes, and with no sign of the slower riders, I rode back home.
I was a bit disappointed that the ride turned out this way, but I still had fun, and enjoyed the route. The cue sheet was easy to follow, and the route was scenic, if a bit hilly.
2 thoughts on “My First Group Ride”
I am inspired by your get up and go, I am 60 diabetic, high BP and a disabled vet. However like you I had to do something, At 6 foot and 260 just walking from the house to the shop ( about 30 yards) was geting difficult.
So, much like you, I have 3 bikes, one road 10 speed, a landrider and a bent (Bike E AT with suspension) I live at the base of a 1/4 mile hill so I ride all three up and down the hill. I also bought a becumbent exercise bike that is programmable and have been putting on 20 to 30 miles a day when not able to ride the bikes.
I have not tried the ride to work (about 11 miles each way) Lots of hills in both directions. The tems here have been over 100 for a while now so until I am a little more aclimated to it I carry one to work and ride it to lunch and back, 2 to 3 miles.
I saved your site, will keep in touch now and then, but just wanted to let you know you are not alone, in this way to change fitness, without going radical.
I have 4000 songs on my Ipod so if you have something from the 60s or 70s you are looking for let me know, I can put it up on my site for download now and then..
I found the hardest part is to start doing it. Once I get into a ride, finishing it isn’t an issue. I sometimes have trouble getting motivated in the morning. Today, I couldn’t bring myself to get on the bike, so I drove to work.
Good luck with your goals. With perseverance you can get there.
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