This is the first year I've been doing any riding in a long time. I've started using the big chainring for normal cruising, and use the middle ring for off road. With the big ring and cog # 6 or 7 I can maintain about 12-13 mph. I'm just curious how that compares to other peoples' riding. I get a good workout, and I have to say that taking slight road inclines is getting easier. I know I'll never be as fast as a roadie (had one, didn't like it), but speed is not what I'm after.