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I'm pretty new to this forum and cylcing itself.. I got a road bike back in November last year and I've been loving it - however the people I sometimes go riding with are a bit too casual for me and aren't really out to cover distance/get fit.
I'm not sure I want to get into racing as I want to enjoy riding rather than being upset that I came last in a race (I can't stand losing), but I would like to go on rides of about 70 -> 100km. I like to push myself a bit and I cycle for fitness and fun. It's pretty dull cycling alone, so I wondered if anyone can point me in the right direction?
It could be that joining a club isn't the best thing.. maybe just a group of like minded people.
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though more for the 'mature age' rider which does suit the demographic round here.
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Where abouts are you on the coast?
I'm in East Gosford and just getting into the road bike thing. I've had mountain bikes for the past 5-6 years and have been worried about the safety of road cycling (even though I have been into the shop to look at road bikes so many times the staff know me now....)
Anyway, for my birthday this year I'll be getting a new roadie...
I'm reasonably fit (ran the bay to bay (12km) this year in a little over an hour) but certainly not super fit by any stretch...
I'm also interested in meeting up with some like minded people for a few rides. Probably the sort of thing you are thinking. I've been told that the central coast cycling club meet at West Gosford Shops on Sundays for a 'coffee ride' - but I'm concerned that as someone new to road bikes I won't be able to keep up.
I think I'd like to put a few hundred clicks under my belt before I make a fool of myself in front of dozens of other riders.
My ideal would be a few guys for a 30-60 km ride on the weekend (incorporating a reasonably good ride, but also a decent coffee stop along the way...)
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