First a little background. My wife and I bought a couple Trek 7.2's on May 24th. I was hooked after the first minute of my first ride. With a sensible diet and cycling I've lost 24 pounds (started at 242) and ridden 670+ miles in 2 1/2 months. My BP has dropped from 140's/80's to 100's/50's and resting HR from 70's to 52-58.
Thanks to all who post here as your threads/posts are an inspiration to keep on pedaling. A road bike is in my future next spring, but for now the hybrid is working for me. I just want more speed. LOL I know that dropping weight from the motor is the most important thing though.
Anyway, on this ride my nephew and I rode from Xenia, OH south to Lunken airport in Cincinnati, OH on a MUP. Nothing really very hard about this ride as it was flat as a pancake with 449 elevation gain in the 63 miles. Our average moving speed was 15.2. Moving time was 4:08 with an elapsed time of 5:03. I would like to cut the stops down to 30 minutes and move the average a bit towards 16 mph next time.
My ultimate goal is to ride a century before the snow flies here in the mid west and this was a step toward that goal.
I'm not posting this for congratulatory purposes, but so that hopefully someone else can draw a small bit of encouragement or motivation. If I can do it so can you!