I haven't rode since I was a teenager.
I have just had a 12 year old Trek 800 serviced and fitted with Continental City Contact Tyres 26 x 1.75.
Today I did 10 miles in 50 minutes. Mostly on gently undulating roads but with half a mile on a much rougher track. I seem to cruise along effortlessly at 14 or 15 mph on the flat and can get up to about 28 mph downhill before my courage fails me.
What should I be aiming for in the immediate future and in the long term on a machine like mine?
This weekend I will try for a two hour ride and see if I can average close to 14 mph.
Last year I worked hard to lose over 50 lb. I am now down to 208 lb - height 6 ft 3 in, age 55, male.