So here I am, about 100 miles on my new CAAD9-5, and feeling pretty good about my progress. Avg. around 22mph on the old race track for 1.5 hour rides. A pack of around 8 riders, I guess on a local riding team (same jerseys) move in for the kill. Guys blew right past me. The track is around 1/4 mile around and although I didn't let them lap me, it did make me realize that there is lots of room for improvement. I am a runner and know my limits and pace but still havn't figured out my pace for the bike. I am having a blast riding and one day, yes one day, I will be keeping up with the pack! Anyway, just though I would share my newbie humbling experience.