I've been hearing about the "Business Lunch" ride on Wednesdays for some time, and have always wanted to try it. Last Wed I was able to get out and do it.
The weather was beautiful, things were slow enough at the office and my business partner said, "Sure, go for it," so I headed out to meet a group that leave Press & Grind Coffee in Virginia-Highlands at 10:30am to meet with the main group that meets at Three Taverns Brewery at 10:55, and leaves promptly at 11am. It was a group of about 20-25 riders. VAHI Velo runs the ride, and it's a nice bunch of fellas.
The pace was low, and it takes a nice route out to Stone Mountain. In the park there are some designated sprint points and a regroup after 2 laps. Then a calm pace back to Decatur. It was perfect for me at this point - after the early season racing I'm taking it easy and will start doing harder efforts starting in late April and May.
Will def be trying to get out to this one again!