Project 1 , 8000 & T100
Join Date: May 2003
Bikes: Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
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Sometimes I ride alone and sometimes in a group.
Alone I have averaged 18 mph for my first 123 miles of this season (mainly flats with a few rolling hills and one big hill).
I haven't ridden much with a group this year yet, but last year they generally pushed me to keep a faster pace (21mph on my normal route), but at the cost of having to draft them or get dropped. I like riding in a group as I find riding solo is somewhat dull.
I can't get out every day as you do (which I suspect is the reason you seem to be progressing so fast in your training), but rather I can get out one or two time a week. Next year I plan on some schedual changes that will allow me to ride any day I wish.
I'm trying a few things I have seen posted here to increase my speed and my technique, so we'll see...
I really love this site; it offers so much!
Oh to be just a little bit faster....