Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: GMC Topkick mountain bike, Schwinn World Traveler, GMC Denali road bike
My wife and I did a roughly 21 mile ride on Sunday (that's like, 100 kilometers, right?). It was a lot of fun. We averaged 10-11 mph on the way out, which was fine, since she's on a mountain bike with smoothies, and I'm on the Denali. At the end of the trail was a delightful coffeehouse where we got a snack and Italian soda. Bad mistake. Never give my wife carbs while riding. I ended up clocking her doing 15 mph on her mountain bike. Of course, it took me a couple hundred yards to catch her.
We finally peaked with a sprint of 17 mph
In other words, the 10.4 mile ride out was roughly an hour, the same ride back was just under 50 minutes. It was a lot of fun