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Hutchings
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As someone also in the 55+ age group and a member with the club ~10 years, I also was hesitant to participate in club activities initially.  I joined the club for the discounts which more than covered my membership cost.  Everyone was younger and faster.  I was passed so many times on River Rd, there was no way I was joining the Saturday ride. But I kept running into DC Tri folks at the races who were very friendly and encouraging.  So I made an effort to get involved.  Evening activities were a challenge due to family issues so I volunteered with the training programs.  I learned that age is a non-issue and you can always find someone at your pace.  I am now a regular on the Saturday rides who happily let the fast folks drop me like a rock and I ride with folks at my speed.  And the friendships I have made are priceless!