Re: I need some advice!
If your spidery sense is telling you not to go...then listen to it. Stick to the solo and small group rides until you are willing to dodge 80 odd people.
I've found that riding in a group you tend to get pushed closer to your limits sooner and run a high risk of going over your limits. Thatís not to mention, people who are comfortable to ride in close quarters while you are begging for your space, or the fact that there are 80 other road users that are all doing their own thing, many of which could be completely unpredictable.
Don't ever feel obliged to go a on a ride, remember its all about fun, if you are uncomfortable with that many riders then you probably won't have much fun. Perhaps see if you can convince your cousin that you'd prefer the three of you to go off in another direction from the big group, or take a rain check and go for a spin solo.
Edit: or see if anyone on the .org from your area wants to go for casual spin.
Edit Mk II: It's early days, plenty of time for you to work up to those types of rides.
Last edited by matt232; 05-02-2004 at 2:57 AM.