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Old 03-03-17, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CatchMeRidin View Post
I haven't gotten a chance to see how far I can go because I'm mostly getting up and riding before work but I usually get 6-8 miles in very easily. I was going to test my endurance this weekend. I've been riding through a neighborhood to get to a trail so I have to weave around a lot of obstacles some I'm not really sure on speed, but according to an app around 13 miles per hour. I'm also trying to get comfortable with using my gears.
100 miles in August heat is an ambitious goal. It isn't so much about the hybrid as it is about you. Right now you are riding 30 or 40 minutes in, presumably, cool weather. At your current pace,that means riding 7 to 9 hours in, maybe, 90 degree plus heat. And, I guarantee you won't be going as fast in hour 6 or hour 7 as you do in the first hour of riding. That said, you have quite a few months to train and acclimate to the heat, and to get faster.
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