I did a solo 41 mi. ride yesterday (included a 1/2 hr. lunch stop) here in eastern CT. The ride included approx. 3,000 ft. in elevation and was done at 15.1 mph. Given that it's the beginning of the season for me and I will be 61 next month, I was feeling pretty encouraged. Just wondering if I'm fooling myself (I tend to be an optimist) or this is actually a sign that my training is coming along nicely.