Today, though, I had a ride that I'll call my Toasty Twenty.
It was my first group ride ever, and I went with the Northern Virginia Casual Bicycling Meet-Up group. It was an all-levels ride, which meant that we met up at the beginning, then everyone did their own thing out on the trail, then checked in at the end (with an optional trip for bbq, too).
|Pre-ride safety briefing with Gary, who led the cheering for us 3 new riders.|
The people were very nice, and while many of them were quite a bit faster than I was, I feel like I did just fine. Most people went the length of the trail (26 miles), but since I am
|A friendly rider, who is training for an overnight ride in PA (aka badass) took a pic for me. Thanks, Vicky!|