What is your average speed.

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by tomb, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. BottyGuy

    BottyGuy New Member

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    Group rides vary too much to figure out how I'm doing speed wise. I've just moved up from the local B-pack to the A-pack and find that the A-pack generally rides with a much greater range of speed. When its fast its blinding fast (and I'm gasping for air), when its slow its far too comfortable.

    The B-pack seems to alway be riding near their lactic threshold. The A-pack rides fairly easy one day, then hammers the next with slower regrouping intervals.

    I use a local 20mi route to check my speed, its mostly flat, and generally has a prevailing crosswind. When I started doing this 5 years ago I was averaging 17.5mi/hr. I promised myself a new bike when I hit 18.5 consistantly.

    I'm currently at 19.5, but the next bike won't come till 20.
     


  2. Chippoleo

    Chippoleo New Member

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    i always ride solo, mostly in windy conditions on flat roads. Distance about 100km, av HR 135, which gives me a regular average of 29km/hr most of the time.
     
  3. cannondale

    cannondale New Member

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    the average speed depends on what you are doing. if you sit on your bike for training 32 km/h (18-20 mph) should do it. if you are on tour with lots of mountains, heavy weight on the bike...., average speed drops to 25 km/h (15-17 mph)
     
  4. mzagorski

    mzagorski New Member

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    Just thought that I would add some of my info to this thread:

    These rides are all on my own at a cadence around about 80avg / 150max

    My Max HR: 203 / Weight: 67kg

    Riding at minus 176bpm I did a 120 mile ride in 6 hours (total elevation gain of 7500ft)
    Avg HR: 154
    Max HR: 185
    RPE: 9 (hard)
    Avg Speed: 19.8mph

    I had done the same route in the opposite direction two days before that in about the same time.
    Avg HR: 147
    Max HR: 176
    RPE: 9 (hard)
    Avg Speed 19.7mph

    A more easier ride... would be:
    Time: 2hr 45mins
    Avg HR: 130
    Max HR 154
    RPE: 2 (easy)
    Avg Speed: 20mph
    Total Elev. Gain: 1400ft
     
  5. bstay

    bstay New Member

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    Get yourself a book called "The Trainin Bible" bye Joe something. He'll get you all the facts. There are no shortcuts. The body needs slow rides and hard rides. You'll just stick with low heart rates/low speed until you're fit and then you work on speed. I used to ride base miles at 13-14mph just to make sure I stayed in the HR zone. Now I'm usually around 18mph but it has nothing to do with you. I live in a ballroom flat place and due to extreme heat I usually ride early or at night when there's little or no wind. Stick with HR zones and don't rush it. Speed is only important when you race.
     
  6. infinitive one

    infinitive one New Member

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    i did a 10 mile time trial last week the course was a loop a long down hill to begin with then a relative flat until the 5mile mark is reached turn around and cycle back up to 5 miles in 14.20(s)and on the way back my time was 13.40(s) i had an average of 22mph the weather conditions weren't that good rain mostly and then brief momments of hail
     
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