I didn't have much time this morning before it was time to pack up for our departure. So I did a quick 30-minute time trial on my bike Buttercup, just to make sure everything was working correctly before I packed her up.
I rode to the other side of town, reset the bike computer, and took off for 15 minutes. Go a little longer, since I was heading into the slight wind, turn around, then head back and see how far past the starting point I can get before 30 minutes elapses.
9.55 miles. 19.1 miles per hour average.
15.3 km. 30.7 km per hour average (it sounds faster in metric).
That's not a bad pace, for me, and definitely faster than I can sustain for a longer ride without drafting! My back muscles were twitchy and aggravated when I was finished.
I'll try to keep it up around 16.5-17.0 mph at Steelhead on the flats. On the uphills, well, whatever it takes! Downhills, just go like hell!
Ack, I'm at 397 miles for the month, I should have done just 3 more miles to crack 400 miles per month for the first time! Two more days to do it.