Just remember, the faster you're going the faster you loose energy too.Seems like there was 3x more uphill than down. On the downhills I would pedal as hard and fast as I could to eat some of the next uphill. Good ride
Went out this morning, 70° but 17 mph wind, tough on a 50lb bike at 70 years old. Only went 2 miles, I'll go out again later. I know how Sept feels up north being from upstate NY.