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Must say i was a little disheartened by how unfit i am compared to the juniors but will keep turning up to improve my fitness. Had great fun, but was very tried at the end.
One thing i have learnt is that i need to ride with people who are better than me to improve, even if i get dropped mutltiple times.
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But it sounds like you worked pretty hard and you'll get better and better - just think, one day the kids will watch you blow past them...
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Kev365428 wrote:They have one thing on their side that you'll never get back.....youth.
Ah, but you have one thing on your side that they are years from achieving - rat cunning. "Drop" your bottle in front of their wheel and then see if they can still drop you on the hills....
Seriously though, with a few weeks of training under your belt, you won't be dropped from the group. You will quickly build up your fitness to the average level of the group.
Music was better when ugly people were allowed to make it ....
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Sorry for the hijack!.
Group rides are good for the social aspect and they do get you out the door when you are being lazy...and for me I get to annoy everyone practicing my crap FranÃ§ais ...but unless you are riding with guys who are stronger than you then they aren't that great for training...
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