Normally, I'm not much for group rides. I don't really like them. Riding with a bunch of people with varying fitness levels, for the most part, annoys me.
However, riding with a few fun, skilled riders, I really enjoy. This type of riding makes me happy, tired and I look forward to it every Wednesday. With the steel*wool ride, I have found the perfect ride and the perfect ride buddies. This past Wednesday, was especially great.
Before we ended our ride in the dark, our "training" grounds were bright with changing Aspen. Though I was constantly dropped (I was just enjoying the scenery more than the others), I enjoyed every minute of it.