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Old 05-15-08, 10:11 AM
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In my always humble opinion, IF your riding is frequent, it is excellent or at least plenty good. As you accumulate more miles your average speed may increase. Your confidence certainly will.

Riding 60 miles can actually be just as easy as riding 20 if you are willing to take it easy at least at first. Even if you are part of a group, avoid any early heroics. If you get dropped, you get dropped.

For me, age 61, the long rides I begin thinking they will be slower than usual have a way of becoming faster. It's as if the first ten or twelve miles turn out to be a great warm up.

With a bit of food, plenty of water, and your own pace, you could actually find yourself at mile 60 ready to go a bit farther.
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