Just got back from my 16 mile ride and as you can tell from the title of this post, I hit 32 miles per hour – on the flat and held a sustained 28.5 mph for a full mile. I’ve only ever been faster down hill (54 mph) I had a healthy tail wind of course but only for a two of those miles and I got stopped at a stop sign for about 20 seconds…and I still put in my best Cooper ever at 4.47 miles – and that goes back all the way to June – and my fastest five miles at 13:50. Strangely enough, I had plenty of power I just couldn’t get my breathing down. I’ll have to work on that.
More importantly though, I didn’t freeze my tuckus off! It’s going to be a really fun year.
If I had to guess, I’d say that half of this was due to the new equipment and the other half is due to the fact that I worked my butt off over the winter to stay in shape. In any event, I pushed too hard to enjoy the scenery but my word, did I have fun…and tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer!