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Old 03-29-17, 02:56 PM
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On a 40 mile flat ride I will average 17-18 solo. On the same ride with a couple of buds I averaged 19.3.

But I am still a youngster at 54 years old.

I do like to push myself and do all my own work 98% of the time. I'm almost always at the front. I get my workout fighting the wind and like to see my own efforts as far as averages and numbers. It's almost an embarrassing feeling for me when I suck wheel.

I will say climbing during the week helps lift the average speeds on longer weekend rides. Plus keep riding doing your thing, it's all good and helps increase ability on the bike. I remember riding 20 years ago and not being able to hold on to a group that was doing 20 mph. Once I adapted to riding, I was at the front easily holding 22 for a good period of time. Just keep riding. If you want to get faster, push yourself whether you are solo or with a group. Even if you get dropped, don't worry about it. It's all contributing productive exercise.

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