I took yesterday off of riding so I wanted a big ride today most I have done is 15 miles so far. So I packed up a backpack with some water and gatoraid about 10 fig newtons and headed out. I headed to the LBS about 4 miles away to get some chain oil asked them where is a good trail he pointed it out on a map and I headed out.
Found the trail only lasted about 8 miles kinda sucked but I kept pedaling found another lasted a few miles hit a street I knew rode on that a while looked at my GPS unit and it said 58 mins 10 miles (had it on in the bike shop 15 mins or so) Not bad I thought my legs shaking a bit while waiting for a light. once I hit 15 miles I could swear someone replaced my legs with BIONIC ones because I did the next 15 miles in <1 hour I didnt want to stop when I got close to home but the damnest thing happened my front tire completely blew 2 city blocks away from my house. I was going to keep going past it to hit a perfect 30 but had to stop at 29.2
When that second wind kicked in I felt like I was 18 again the best high I ever felt in my life. Tomorrow I am going to try 30 - 40 miles then take Friday lightly.
14.7 average MPH
not bad for my 280 lb a$$ :)