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Old 03-29-17, 08:42 PM
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My previous 10.5-mile work commute had 'goals' at around nine miles from either end that I strove to make in less than 30 minutes - including traffic lights - that's a 18mph average speed with five or six traffic lights, but then I had the 1.5-miles at the end for a 'cool-down' so I wouldn't arrive all sweaty. Sometimes I'd beat that 18mph goal, and sometimes i wouldn't. Best overall time was around 34 minutes, and would range to 42 minutes depending on traffic lights/wind, etc..

My new 'retirement job' commute is 12.5 miles, and my goal is to be 44 minutes or better door-to-door. That's 17.0mph INCLUDING traffic lights!

Now remember, these times are for a now nearly 60-year-old pot-bellied, graying, balding 'clyde' riding a 40-year-old 31-pound bike (as ridden with rack, water bottle, pump, tool kit, lights, work clothes on-the-rack, etc) and that isn't so bad now, is it???
'75 Fuji S-10S bought new, 52k+ miles and still going!
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