I've been riding around town getting use to the bike and still a noobie rider. I only have about 250-300KM under my belt in the last couple of weeks. I picked up some gear from Bayside (Helmet,Jacket,Gloves) (Thanks Kevin!)
I currently only ride alone right now and I usually wear the gear purchased with a pair of jeans and sometimes with a old pair of ankle high boots or sneakers.
I've been considering coming out for some group rides to meet some of you and also to extend my riding time on the bike (my longest ride so far is from the Joyce area through the Golden Ears bridge and back)
My question is to the people that usually set up the short (1-2 hours) and longer rides (3+ hours). Is there an expectation of the amount of gear needed to come along for these rides?