I am new to this forum, and getting back into bicycling since March 1, of this year. I have been working hard, since My Doctor said it is OK, and I'm getting better. I log my progress every day so I know what I already did. I prefer the bike trails, but ride a Schwinn Airdyne when weather keeps me inside. I try to do a minimum of 20 miles every day. I just would like to know where I stand .
I busted my butt this morning out on the bike trails. I rode as hard as I could, for the entire loop.
A younger guy (about 25 or so) was getting his bike off his car at an access point, at about my 17 mile mark, and passed me at my 20 mile mark. The only thing to do was shadow him for about a mile, and pass him hard. I never saw him again! Boy, did that make me feel good, and I'm sure the competition helped my average.
My 22 mile loop today resulted in the folowing.
Lots of new personal bests today: New Top Speed 31.8 MPH, New Fastest Elapsed Time 1:26:46, New Fastest Average 15.2 MPH. Wind was straight out of the south at 10 - 15 MPH, so I got to ride dead into it for half the distance. Man was that ever tough, and my legs are really sore. But I sure am hungry. All this on a steel framed 42# road bike (I gotta look into aluminum)
I have run into another problem though, I gained a pound (the scale is back up to 190,) even though my pants and shirts continue to stretch. LOL
Also, I think it will be awhile before I do that again!