Sheri, I'm an old timer and probably the slowest rider you ever met! I can go a long distance at my own pace but I HATE racers. My time and speed don't matter much anymore. What matters to me is have fun-pack a fantastic lunch or eat out- stop for an ice cream- don't miss a garage sale and enjoy life! I will never be Greg Lemond and i'm perfectly ok with that. Have fun and be safe! I'm also the queen of accidents!