If I was a dishonest man, I’d tell you I always ride at an average speed of 18 mph.
I would also tell you that today’s solo lunchtime ride was a breeze, even though it was 100 F, and a headwind all ways.
I may not tell you that in the last mile of today’s 18 mile ride, I switched from cadence to average speed on my computer, saw it clocked at 17.9 mph average, and then drop three cogs, stand on the pedals and throttled it until I saw it click up to 18 mph.
But I’m an honest fella.
I’ve surprisingly never seen my clock read exactly 18 mph as an average speed at the last moment of a ride. Even though we have this little thing called 18milesperhour.com. So when I saw it at 17.9, I got excited.
I was also overheating, seriously sweaty, but desperately needed the cathartic release of a lot of pent-up-life. You know how it is.
So much for Mister Average.