A nice, relaxed, conversational ride with friends. Thanks to Bob, Murph, and Josh for an extremely pleasant 40 miles.
It was nothing like yesterday's Wilkes/Raynor group ride-cum-race in which I was slaughtered, repeatedly. In fact, the second half of yesterday's was mostly a solo ride for me (although Brian sometimes hung out off the back with me) as the others were way up the road going at each other hammer and tongs. I saw the guys briefly every five or six miles, whenever they waited for me at intersections. But after each regrouping, I would quickly get shelled off the back again. They're just too strong for me anymore.