In celebration of LookinUp's birthday. I rode my age today. Longest ride I've ever done and I'm only 51. The weather was really perfect and I didn't tire until the final few miles. Riding time was 3 hours 20 minutes and 51.84 miles which gave me an average speed of 15.5 At one point I had a nice surprise, two riders came up alongside of me in line and said to jump on if I wanted. I was riding about 17mph and found that as soon as I joined onto the second rider we were moving along at 22mph. Only rode with them for 2 miles as our paths went differently from there. It was nice though, that's the first time I have ever ridden with someone other than my children.
It is late afternoon now and I am feeling a little sore in the thighs, but it was a great day.
Happy Birthday LookinUp. You talked me into this and many others added terrific tips and suggestions.