I sent an email this morning trying to parse the pacing and what it would mean relative to my current fitness level. No response just yet, but was less than 3 hours ago. Will let you know if I do hear something!
@byogman Take a look here — http://wpwbikeclub.org/?page_id=34 — this was an orriginal classification for a lot of rides. Just remember that C/3/25 (just an example) means average speed 12-15 mph, rolling hills (1-3 similar River View Park From Woods to Perrysville or Greenfield from secont to Hazzelwood), 25 mile long. It tells you that total time including waiting people at certain points (after 1 hour or at the crest) would be about 1.8-2.5 hours. But this is expectations. TeamDecaf rides always has at least two groups (fast and not so fast ) and it’s up to you to chose an appropriate one. PMTCC always has points where people get together and continue. Collin (cburch) leads a nice MTB group on Fridays.
@ boostuv – The group that rode on Thursdays seems to have disappeared. I think the main leader had other commitments. The way I remember it about 3-4 years ago, there were maybe only 5-6 people riding in the group. They were in the very fast, lotta-hills riding style.
I rode the team caffeine rides on Thursdays about a handful of times a year for the past 4 or 5 years until it fell apart this last summer. Even though I was one of the slowest or the slowest each time, it was still a fun ride. I know it’s a long ways away, but I’d like to see it get revived in the spring and I’d probably go more often since I now live 2 blocks from TDO.