I tried wading through some threads that deal somewhat with my questions, but found a lot of messages that didn't give the specifics I'd like to see, so let me try a new thread.
I started riding just before my 52nd birthday and now it is three years later. I ride year round (live in Hawaii).
What I want to find out is what others around my age and older manage on their rides, especially if they are at least 10 miles long. For me, I can usually average 15 mph at a nice steady cruise (pushing, but not working up a sweat) for 12 miles. I'd like to be able to do that on longer distances as well as go faster, but it would be useful to me to know what others can do when riding ALONE (I rarely get to ride with others).
My best is 26 miles at 15.8, but that was an exception. More commonly I might do those 26 miles closer to 14 mph if winds aren't bad.
What is your age?
How long have you been riding?
How fast do you average on a solo ride of 10 miles or more without trying to kill yourself?