I've only recently returned to riding after a decades-long absence. I'm really enjoying it though, so I want to ride more, perhaps with groups.
I have a 2008 Catrike Road. On a fairly level asphalt path, 14-15MPH comes pretty easily. With effort, I can hit 20MPH, but not keep it up for more than a few minutes at a time (I'm 49/165# and still getting back in shape). I'd like to know what speed I should be able to maintain before trying to get in a more casual group, which I suspect would contain mostly roadies. I'm not looking to try a century just yet, but a 25 mile ride seems reasonable. What do you think?
FWIW, I live near Oak Ridge, TN. There are a LOT of hills around here.