I was carrying half a gallon of milk and 24oz of water, among other things. Slowness can be taken for granted. On the other hand, I pushed from the start, even on flat sections. It felt like a good ride.
6.5mi, 70F. probably around 20 minutes
Again, I pushed from the start. I also managed to keep the bike in the highest sprocket for 99% of the ride!
90ºF, Odo 1184mi
avg 20.5mph, max 31.5mph
not bad -at all-