Yesterday night as I top off my tank just before heading home, I was pleasantly surprised by a group of riders riding beside me after a set of lights.
They started to pull away as a group and seeing that I had nothing to do, I decided to join them for a few blocks. Well the pace was quick and fun and I ended being a part of their group ride for quite a ways.
Suddenly they pulled over and I pulled alongside them thinking that I was busted. One of the members walked over to me and said "Hi Rich" surprising the hell out of me that he knew me. Turns out that I met him before at a bike shop and he recognized my bike being the only R1 with saddlebags
We rode for another hour or so through the UBC loop and ended up at a gas station chatting before I splitted for the night.
Now if you had picked up a strange rider on your group ride how will you react? and will you ever join random group rides that are already in progress?