References to Nathan have become a regular feature here. If I don’t post today’s ride he’ll nag me ceaselessly. So, there ya go, Nathan! I was a little slow today, I used to do this ride with an additional five miles tacked on the front in about an hour and fifteen minutes. My cyclometer told me I was going around 17 mph. Today, I’m told I rode the shorter ride at about 13 mph. When I ride by myself, it is hard to push myself to go faster without some external incentive. Last year, the cyclometer helped, but, in thinking about it, this might be a good reason to buy a heart rate monitor — just to see how long I could keep it up.