Fridays after work I like to go for a bike ride. Last Friday, I celebrated Arbor Day with a mountain bike ride among the trees at Clear Fork. I rode about 5 miles with lots of short climbs on the blue trail. This Friday I was feeling like a bent ride. I started a few miles from the northern end of the B & O trail and planned on riding 15 miles south and turning back. Once I got going I noticed I might just luck out and get a tailwind push on the way back so I decided to run for time. A few miles into the ride a gentleman caught up with me riding a P38 Lightning. He was retired from commercial printing after 42 years in that industry. He has been riding recumbents for 9 years he said. I hit 15 miles at about an hour and 10 minutes and did indeed have a nice tailwind to help me home. The weather was beautiful and sunny but clouds moved in along with tornado watches for all the surrounding counties. I made it home long before the rain.
I have been trying to crack 2 hours for 30 miles on the recumbent. I have done 1:45 on my Lemond road bike and just under 2 hours riding the Ti general purpose bike when it was a single speed. I think this season I will reach my goal.
Ride Time: 2:09
Distance: 30 Miles
Average Speed: 13.9 MPH
Max Speed: 23.9 MPH
HP Velotechnik Street Machine GTE