I've been taking to my bike kinda seriously for about 2 weeks now, and can see some progress. My cadence has gone from an average in the 60s, to one in the 80s, and I am very often in the 90s (two or three times I've gotten it over 100). I can ride 20 miles fairly easily with an average speed between 13 - 15 MPH. It seems that when I concentrate on cadence, my MPH goes down for now. I understand that this will get better ... spinning is really helping with the hills though! (My ride includes some urban sections getting to / from, which really tank my MPH average. Oh well.)
So my question ... should I a) work on doing my current 20 mile loop faster, b)concentrate on cadence / form over that 20 mile loop, or C) should I work on going perhaps a titch slower, but futher ... say 25 - 30 miles, which I am sure I could do if I took it a bit easier than I am now.
My goals are #1) weight loss and #2) would like to be able to do some group type rides by the late fall ...
Thanks again to everyone!