Terminal Velocity

My lunch bike ride has some hills1As this route ends where it starts, I earn that downhill. at its northeast corner. At the top of Cedar Mills Blvd is a 40 mph sign. Challenge accepted!

Yesterday, as I crested the hill, I cranked to 20 mph,2That’s about the limit for Sage. She’s not geared for high speeds. tucked, and coasted. At the Barnes Road signal, I checked my max speed: 37.2 mph. Close, but this ain’t horseshoes! :-(

For now, I’ll have to be content knowing I can speed3Though barely… in 20 mph school zones.

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    As this route ends where it starts, I earn that downhill.
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    That’s about the limit for Sage. She’s not geared for high speeds.
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    Though barely…

Longer Bike Ride

I had time for a longer Sunday ride today, so I made it fast.1There’s more than one way to justify a fast ride. At least I tried to.

There’s something unavoidably painful about hills. You can slow down and ease the pain, but it’s going to last a lot longer. I’m not convinced that’s a win. You can stand up and crank up a hill, but if you don’t judge it right, you’ll be empty before the hill is.2Besides, I don’t want to blow out a knee. You can avoid the hills, but what’s the fun in that?

Summary:

Actual Time Moving1:34:42 hours
Distance25.10 miles
Average Speed15.9 miles per hour
Maximum Speed28.1 miles per hour
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    There’s more than one way to justify a fast ride.
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    Besides, I don’t want to blow out a knee.