I HEARD A FUNNY TERM ON THE ASK A CYCLING COACH PODCAST: DAD SPEED.
Dad Speed is what happens to racers when the kids come along. Your slower because cycling is suddenly a lot lower on the priority list.
Single Speed, was in the 20’s for me… and I won a lot of races.
Newlywed Speed was fast, too.
1 Kid Speed, I was still riding with the crew and racing occasionally.
2 and 3 Kid Speed, I still rode socially and tried to stay fit… but I gained weight with every pregnancy.
Teenage Kid Speed, I put that blubber to use and snagged a couple of stars and bars jerseys racing Super-D.
Empty-Nester Speed, has been really fun… there’s so much cycling information to read and listen and learn from, the schedule is mostly wide open, and the CoCo Puffs are gone from the pantry.
Whatever the speed, enjoy the ride.