You might get passed by other cyclists frequently but there are very few people in the general population who choose to or even can bike up Lookout Mountain (average riding speed 4.5 mph).
A solid improvement over an hour no matter how old you are. (5.4 mph.)
Now you’re getting the hang of it – this could be fun. (6.8 mph.)
A solid ride with good effort. Congratulate yourself. (7.7 mph.)
THE BENCHMARK FOR MANY RIDERS .
A significant accomplishment. Please brag to us about this day on the mountain when you accomplish this. (9.0 mph)
You should be very proud of this effort. Many riders have this as a lifetime goal. (9.8 mph.)
Ray Bolton missed this benchmark by four seconds when he was over 70 years old. This is a stellar time for anyone at any age. (10.8 mph.)
Mark this day down on your calendar. And kudos to you if you can hit it again. Few people ever can ride this well once in their lifetime. (12.0 mph.)
This is unbelievably rarified air. The number of riders who make this annual list may not fill a table at a restaurant. (13.5 mph.)
You must have chosen your parents wisely (14.2 mph.)
Start checking to see if this person has competed in the Tour de France. (15.0 mph.)
Darned few- seemingly not human (15.9 mph.)
Nobody we know of (16.9 mph.)