So thanks to this board I bought a bike about a month ago. Some crappy weather kept me from riding as much as I wanted to but i've been putting in a minimum of 30 miles/week, with a few week over 50 miles/week.
Anyways I've been biking a path behind my apt it's a 16 mile round trip. This Saturday I decided to push myself a little bit and see how fast I could do the trip. I completed the 16 miles just a few mins over an hour. Right now I weigh 295 but i'm working on shedding those pounds with more rides this summer.
I feel like I could have pushed myself more once the ride was over, in fact a couple hours later i went and did another 10 mile ride just because I was bored. So onto the question, how is 15mph avg speed? I dunno what a decent pace is really. the trail is relatively flat but has very slight slopes that go for a mile at a time in some cases. There's definitely sections where I go a lot faster than 15mph but i wouldn't call them "hills" per se.
Oh yeah forgot to mention riding my new Specialized Sirrus Sport Hybrid.