I'm getting close to 50 years old and my mind tells me to ride 20 miles and then after about 1/2 a block my body tells me just a few miles and only at about 13-15mph, sh**T!. I hate when my mind wins out.
Well, today I rode my bike and it turned out that some guy without all the riding garb was riding much faster than I was and someone who looked like he was a velodrome type of rider; I saw that he only had one gear in the back. Normally I ride by myself so I don't have much to gauge my riding against other than my cyclometer and heart rate monitor.
So far I ride about 5 miles at an average of 10-12 miles per hour and right now my legs don't like uphill climbs. I am planning to double the mileage to 10 miles per ride and something faster than 13mph.
So how far and how fast do you guys usually ride (non racer guys) and especially how about all of you in the say, 45 to 55 year old category?