I’m pretty happy with myself!
With all that in mind, I pedaled my bike 48 miles last week! Yay!
I know, guys that are on tour do that in a single day, every day. I’m ignoring that for now.
I rode ten miles (14 km) on the last day of the week in 43 minutes – just under 14 mph average. At this rate, I am really keeping my heart rate up and getting a pretty good cardio workout.
I tried a variety of things over the six rides – mostly saddle and handlebar adjustments but also hydration pack versus water bottles and clothing (mostly wicking type polyester fabrics versus cotton). I don’t have any cycling shorts that have the built in seat padding (but some have been ordered). My backside isn’t sore after 40 minutes but it isn’t totally comfortable either. I can imagine that it would not be happy after several hours.
I’m really enjoying the exercise, sunshine, and thinking time!