I bonked during my group ride yesterday about 20 minutes from the finish. I suppose I should be grateful that it didn't happen sooner. I have never experienced anything like that before. I felt fine one minute, then the next I was struggling to stay on the bike. Might have been a bit dangerous riding on public roads, however I had no choice but to press on. Luckily some guys stayed back with me until the end and all of the people I spoke to in the group have bonked before. It was a humbling experience to say the least. I am the youngest (by a pretty wide margin) rider in the group and I do well to keep up with the front runners. I am somewhat encouraged by this. I now know I am performing at a level that my body cannot maintain without proper nutrition, sleep, and consistent training.
Speaking of nutrition, a Dixie Cheese and fries is not the best recovery meal.