I just got back from my first long bike ride with my brother, and he made me feel like such a noob. My legs are completely depleted now. 42 km in 88 minutes for an average of 28.8 kph is not terrible for a first big ride of the season. The huge hill near the half way point really did me in, plus we were fighting a head wind at that point and I had to shift all the way down to low gear…which is shameful because I hate going that low…I call it the cheater gear. Makes me feel like the 900+ km I put on the trainer over the last 4 months was for nothing.