Anyone up for a ride on Sunday?
I'll have all (well, almost all) of Sunday free. Sharon sez so! We play a music festival in New Hampshire on Saturday. If I'm not too tired after that I'd like to do some distance on Sunday. My longest single-day ride this year has been 57.7mi. I'd love to do up near 75mi or even my first century, but I'd feel safer doing that with someone. Well, Sharon would feel safer if I was doing that with someone. Also, someone who knows more roads than I would be a welcome resource.
Sharon may want us to hit a farm stand in the morning so that may rule out starting at oh-dark-thirty. But I'm sure Sharon would let me start super early for the right circumstances.
Mind, I ride a '73 Raleigh Gran Sport, not a TNT-powered carbon-fiber lighter-than-air helium-filled uber-bike. I don't mind climbing but I spin rather than hammer up. On the flat I can go at a moderate pace (15-17mph) for a long time, but 20mph is, ahem, for downhills or for short distances. The fastest I've ever ridden (that I know of) was 38.2mph dropping down into a valley in New Hampshire last fall. I will not try to pedal at those speeds!
Oh, and I like to stop to eat.
Or if someone wants to cruise for some moderate distance, that's good too.