Took the less-than-300-miles-new V-Rex on a rural Training Ride this evening. I tried this a couple of times before, on the other 'bent, and experienced being dropped by the pack pretty much immediately. Those "young guys" turned out to have a large contingent of guys my age or older. It took them about four miles to drop me today! That's progress! I was able to maintain 20mph for ten miles or so, which is blazing by my standards. Rode with a couple of other slowpokes for a while and then, by myself, in the process of trying to pick out the correct Dan Henrys to get in the full 24 miles, got confused because there were markings at every intersection for lots of different rides, ended up doing the full 27 miles at 18.5mph, which is a personal best (for > 10 miles). I'm finding that the V-Rex is easier to ride faster. And very comfortable.