Sharky, I feel like I'm in the same situation. I have some skill, but no speed and less endurance. I would be more than happy to hook up and ride with you. I know it shouldn't, but reading about how some of these guys go ride for 20-30 miles at a shot like it's nothing intimidates the crap out of me. I'm at the point where I don't stop on the trail to catch my breath; I stop to keep from having a stroke! Anyhow, I digress. Let me know if you are interested in going to Alafia or Boyette for an easy ride. I haven't been to Boyette in about 5 years. Just started riding again in May.