The positive is now I am feeling comfortable maintaining reasonable speeds with a good heart rate. Much of this ride I did on the front as the two of us spent all the way down to the turn and back trying to catch the group who we missed at the start due to being late. We figured they left early too for the record. It was hotly debated weather we were late or they started early. Anyway it was fun chasing them down for the whole ride. Which had us average about 40km/hr for the 45km and we still did quiet catch the leaders of the group. Ahhhh… weren’t half competitive which is great and makes for energetic coffee dialogue.