I did three things differently on this trip.
1. I listened to music on my iPhone, as I ran out of juice on my Sansa Clip+. My bad: I didn't charge the Sansa!
2. As it wasn't totally toasty out, I carried some Masala Chai with me. It was refreshing to drink it during a break. This was the second thing that I did differently. Usually, I only drink water if the distance is short, unless the purpose of the ride is to go to a cup of java.
I am not sure going faster is my forte, but riding my bicycle IS my cuppa tea :)
Have a Great Week!