I’m a newbie from Florida, excited to join you knuckleheads on Rabbrai…
I’ve just started training and am up to 100 miles a week on my Gary Fisher Marlin MTN bike
The mountain bike has slicks and clipless peddles & 21 speeds but it still moves like a tank dragging an anchor. (It does not help that I’m shaped like a fully deployed spinnaker).
I’m only averaging 10.3 mph!
Hopefully by July I’ll have lost 15-20 pounds to help me move faster.
But those 80 mile days are going to seriously suck if I can’t get up to 13-15 mph average for a few hours of riding.
How fast do you ride on average?