5 hour (with more hours as breaks) is around my limit (I did it once but it didn’t feel good) after I have gotten used to it! I do very tiny distances and not all year round. But it’s very nice to cycle in the nearby wildlife park or quickly go to the village (our own, it’s 3.5km from us…? something like that, the center is 4km. if we would be farther, we would belong another village! :D) or some of the nearby towns. I can do 20km (and another 20 back) if it’s not too steep. But some steepness is important, it would be boring and too easy without!
There is a too steep hill in one direction, it’s not too bad at most part but it’s LONG. I need to walk a lot (more like I stop, wait, drink, walk a little and try again. but it happens too often ). I need more stamina :(. My 3 gear simple bike surely doesn’t help. On the way back I reach about 45km/h (depends on the wind).
40+ mph, that is impossible level for me uphill, clearly!
I don’t like that road, too hard uphill, too fast downhill (I brake before I take a big turn in the bottom because I am a chicken and the road is very bad quality anyway. still, I shouldn’t brake THAT much, maybe I will learn one day).
Now I want to cycle again. I didn’t do it since weeks!