Oh go on Colin. You know you want to.
In another world (one where I haven't used Covid-19 as an excuse to avoid long rides for 18 months!) I would want to extend the ride, but...I'm fairly confident that he really, really doesn't ;-)
Decent ones are, yes!Not in this lifetime. Too expensive.
I dropped a hint to another pal (Bill) today but he didn't bite.
He is a couple of years older than me so he has been enjoying his state pension for nearly 3 years (he just managed to get it at 65 before the qualifying age went up to 66).Pleased to hear Bill is still around.
He struck me as traditional roadman with a wealth of experience, so a very handy guy to have on the strength.
Independent minded - nothing wrong with that - so he is inclined to go his own way on group rides if the fancy takes.
Like all of us, I suppose he's getting on.