Had a good ride today, despite still trying to tweak the darn thing in. I rode around a reservoir on a great MUP that is literally the width of a two lane street, and with good markings on it as well (Stay Right Pass Left is painted on every so often).
For some reason I can't begin to fathom, I decided to shift into the Big Ring at the beginning of the ride. I adjusted the rear cassette and think I was riding 52-17.
Anyway, in any event, I suddenly got faster! I was able to do the whole ride at about 17 mph, and it was fun. Still working out the seat post, the saddle fore and aft, etc. which is getting old, but I liked the Big Ring!