Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes: Trek 2008 Navigator 2.0, 2010 Trek 7.5FX
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Thanks. During my training I kept coming up with about that average, but on shorter runs, so I thought I would just train hard, and slow it down for the ride. I even did one short ride a few days before where I made myself go about 14mph. I figured that the day of the ride, I would average about 13mph with hills, and a slow down at the end. But I kept attacking the hills, and resting on the downhills, and by lunch I was actually over a 16mph average. The last few miles took me down a bit, but overall, i was very surprised that my time was that good. The last couple of hills didn't really hurt my knees (my hands were a different story) but the tendons felt like they were bulging, and I was beginning to fear an injury, but I was feeling good after the ride, and great the next day.