Wife and I bicycled 55 miles from our home up to San Jose, CA (longest ride to date). Not a great average pace, but for 60+ year-olds who have only been bicycling for 4 months It went well especially considering the slight headwind. This is not a scenic ride and includes shoulder of rural and not-so-rural fast moving county roads, but my Wife's requirement for lunch and coffe stops was satisfied. I'd left my car up in San Jose so we had a good meal, movie and a night away from home, chores and horses. We'll do a century in the Spring as soon as our rear ends are a bit tougher. Oh, and I had my first flat after 1100 miles .
Really appreciate the shared experiences and good humor on this forum.