Nelson that's awesome to hear! I very much appreciate my Apple Watch's cycling functions. I know I could spend $500 on a Garmin 830 bundle that would give me a GPS turn-by-turn, cadence and speed sensors on the bike, as well as a heart rate strap...but that's $500 I could spend towards carbon wheels...and boy am I tempted to pull the trigger on a pair. Today I took on a new challenge: to go on an unbroken ride of some length--for me, I realize there are others who do century rides, I'm not there yet. Riding around the city, I can push myself and yes, LA where I live has some wide streets with some lengthy straightaways...but there are no shortage of stoplights that I obey. I parked at Solimar Beach (essentially the very end of where Ventura hits the Pacific on the 101) and rode north to Carpinteria. It's approximately 12.2 miles one way, on a mostly separate path that runs along the beach with one half-mile stretch that does force you to join the 101 freeway for just a little bit. You can double it by going to Santa Barbara, but I got a late start today and with it starting to get a little warm, I decided just to do Carpinteria, short break for National Ice Cream Day, and then back to the car. I got an object lesson in what a coastal headwind will do to your time. My average MPH on the way there was 15.2. On the way back it was 17.6. Like I said, it's largely unbroken, and relatively flat. There is one short but wicked uphill on the way to Carpinteria, which of course means it's also an awesome downhill on the way back, but that shouldn't have accounted for a 2.4 MPH difference in speed over a length of 12+ miles. It wasn't an overly windy day, but northbound the natural ocean breeze pushes against you slightly and on the way back it helps you. So I'll split the difference and proudly claim an ability to maintain a 16.5 MPH average over a 45-50 minute ride. Not bad for someone who was largely sedentary until two months ago! The beach scenery was nice. After dinner for whatever reason I was still in the mood to ride, so I did my quick jaunt to Santa Monica and back, so I tacked on another 8 miles before bedtime, for a PR total of 32 miles in one day. I didn't push too hard, so my heart rate only was about 75% intensity, vs. the earlier ride when it pretty much was at 85% the whole way, and during the short wicked climb probably was around 90-95%. I just measured it now, 60 minutes after the ride, and after a shower, and it's back to my normal RHR of about 65.