Distance: 25.3 miles
Avg. speed: 20.98 mph
Weather: 74º, humidity 70%, wind NNW5, sunny
September mileage total: 420 miiles
Good, solid ride yesterday along the "CC" route. Moderate-to-hard effort the whole way, average heart rate was 166 BPM. 30 seconds faster and I would have hit a 21 mph pace for the ride.
As it was, I set two PR's on the ride: fastest time on this route and highest average speed for a solo ride over one hour in duration.
NOTE: I held back a bit on out-of-saddle climbs because the "creaks" returned and I was afraid to do damage if the noise was an indication of a serious problem.