This morning I did a 35.4 mile ride with a couple of stops and a few slow downs because of some cars and a school bus. I still managed to best my previous best avg. Today I had an overall avg of 17.7mph. Yes, I know that there are others where they avg 19, 20, more usually, but I'm pleased. Had the wind been mild, 2~3mph instead of 8~9, I may have had an even better avg as the wind most of the time was blowing sideways or headwind--there were only very short distances where it was a tailwind. At the 23 mile mark I was near 17.9 as an average...the wind started picking up on the last third or so of the ride.