So a few weeks ago i mentioned that i took a friend out for a bike ride as he had been showing interest. Took him for a 16.5 mile ride, we averaged 13.17mph. A about a week later i sort of tricked him into a 27 mile ride. I finished about 5 mins before him (let lose at the end) and my average was 13.3mph (since i was riding with him...).
That 16.5 mile loop is a shorter version of that 26 mile loop. His challenge to me is a race where he takes that short loop and i take the long loop.
I'm pondering if i'm raising or lowering his avg speed when i ride with him, if i effect it at all (i try to let him set the pace). I do that 26 mile loop at about 17mph but not when i'm trying to beat him in a race.
At his speed it would take about 1:10:00 for him. For me to do 26 miles in that time would mean i would be riding at 22mph...not gonna happen.
I can only hope that he rides slow and i ride fast. My goal is to do it in @ 18.5. I'm also going to purpose a 10 min head start for myself.
Should be interesting either way. Inspired by the pro's i'm considering hunting down 30mg of adderall, you know...just cuz