Hello there. I'm Dave--welcome to the forums and to perhaps a different type of cycling (I don't know how you commute, and as perhaps I'll touch on later, I don't know much about racing nor do I race)?
I saw this thread probably back in the summer.I think before making a suggestion, Iíd like to know a little more about what type of riding you are suggesting, which I presume for fitness and fun and training perhaps?. You can offer whatever you want, but Iíll say for the purposes of my suggestion and knowing more, Iím asking about your ďfitness ridesĒ, which I presume in your case, are typically a speed that is more in the range of 12-20MPH instead of more like 8-12MPH:
1.)Range: What is the range of your fitness rides?
2.)Speed: What is the average speed (estimated or known, if you have a cycling computer) you would be looking to maintain, ideally, if traffic signals and lights were little to no issue in this. Iím talking now and in the near future.
3.)Distance: What is the range of distance of rides you go on? What is the average distance? What is the distance you go on most (mode) You can give a range, which offers more leeway (say a range of 5 miles). For example, I mine is (educated guess):
a. Range: 5-60 miles
b. Average ride distance: About 14-18 miles
c. Mode: 15-20 miles (I do the route on Jefferson the most often, which is right about 20 miles)