ah too much for meHey George,
This ride is a medium/fast paced ride so I would say no, it is not really newbie friendly. I would recommend keeping an eye out for Medium or Cruise paced rides. That being said, we always wait for people at turns/stops so if you want to tag along, you are more than welcome too. Regardless of posted pace, you should never ride above your comfort level to try to "keep up"; it's a quick way for things to go south.