This morning I was running LATE for work. I *hate* that. I left my house at 6:38am to be at work at 7:00am. Normally I leave at 6:25 or 6:30. I usually take 26-28 minutes for my 5.5 mile commute. I'm that that fast.
This morning was a different story. I noticed my speed pick up after a few minutes on the road. Soon I was doing 17-18mph instead of my usual half asleep 13-14mph. I was less than half way through my commute and I had 12 minutes to be to work. I stepped it up a notch and on the long and relatively flat part of my commute, I found myself doing 22mph. That was a short burst however but I kept 20mph for about 1.5 miles and then down to 17-18mph for the rest of my commute.
I made it to work in 22 minutes which is on par with my fastest time back when my bike was geared (it is fixed now).
I also hit my highest fixed gear speed ever while going down the underpass by the freeway. I managed to get to 30mph, which at my gearing is 130rpm cadence.
So, what personal records have you set lately?