Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes: Trek 2008 Navigator 2.0, 2010 Trek 7.5FX
Just work your way up slowly, and keep at it. Two years ago I started at 8mph for only 6 miles, and ended up at about 12 miles at 12mph. last year same distance but at 13-14mph, and one big ride for 26 miles. I used a trainer stand this winter, and I have been doing 15mph for 15 miles most of the spring, and then upped it to 26 miles at 15.5mph to train for a hilly 64 mile ride, which i averaged 15.67mph. Last week i did 32mile ride at 16.7 , and a hilly 35 mile ride at 17.1mph average, they were hard rides, but I can do 15.5mph ave. easily now. I lost fifty pounds the first year, and I've maintained since.
I'm not trying to brag, but saying take your time, take it steady, and you'll get there.
Keep up the good work.
Last edited by Rob_U; 07-26-10 at 06:14 PM.