I know a lot of you are so pressed for time to ride, and juggling family life makes your time on the bike even more important that you want to see results in your fitness. But for those of us who have more riding and training time available, I want to recommend LSD (Long Slow Distance) riding from time to time.
One of my most memorable rides this year was with Brian Guitar. We did a 40 miler at an average speed of 18 mph. To sit along side of a riding partner and talk about a little of everything and also enjoying the scenery for a change instead of the wheel in front of you can bring rewards both to the fast rider, and the casual rider. Even the Pro's will fit a LSD ride into their training schedule every week.