This time I actually used all of my gears and, WOW, What a difference!
This was also the first time my bottom really felt uncomfortable near the end of a ride. But I still had a blast and it was certainly an affirming ride. I hope to add more later on that. This weekend was a major turning point for me in feeling a purpose to riding.
length: 36.78 miles
average speed: 13.7 mph
maximum speed: 27.7 mph
average heart rate: 94% of max
maximum heart rate: 119% of max