Whats your age... Whats your speed?

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  1. svccmasters

    svccmasters New Member

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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently my age, and it's impossible to say what my absolute speed is through the universe at this time..
     
  3. tjviperjr

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    I'm 20 years young, and I'm too fast.
     
  4. redneck47441

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    I'm 27 what's the weather conditions lol!
     
  5. aldocg

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    I am 24 and I haven't timed myself lately but I'm around 28kmph average.

    I just recently bought a road bike and haven't gotten used to it though, I don't race and I ride alone.
     
  6. CdnRider

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    I'm 37. Train about 5-6x a week. No more road racing for me. Hit a personal best avg speed just the other day. 40k mostly flat ride. Avg spd: 36.6kph.

    March avg speed. 25.7kph
    April avg speed. 28.1kph
    may avg speed. 30.4kph
    June avg speed. 32kph
    July avg speed. 32.8kph

    all over 3,500kms since march. Nice to see my improvement. I only have a handful of rides in and over the 35kph barrier. For me it's proving to be really tough! I'll keep working away. And 99% of my rides are also solo.
     
  7. Sid Nitzerglobi

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    36, try to ride 5-6 times a week weather, work, and injuries permitting. I don't race and ride alone 99% of the time. I also just got a road bike beginning of this season.

    Personal best avg. moving speed over a decent distance so far has been 28.4 kph over 56.3km on a mostly flat route with a few sustained 1.5 - 2% grades (~550' of total elevation gain). I have averaged 30.4kph over a 19.3km flat route once. Average of all training rides I have data on is 26.8kph over 1198km w/ 7756' of elevation gain.
     
  8. BikingBrian

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    Pretty much a useless metric, if you ask me. Doesn't really tell you anything that will allow you to compare different riders taking into account gradients, wind conditions, and a million other factors....
     
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    47 years old. Usual ride is 36 miles of rolling hills ranging from 900 to 1250 ft. Avg speed on a good day is a tad over 18 mph/30 kph. No racing for me. The A riders in our group avg 21+ mph and they race Cat 4/5 (sandbaggers!)
     
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    Today, 45yrs, 56 km ride. Avg 31.8 Carrum to Melbourne. 22min cafe break.
     
  11. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    43 years young.
    Racer - cat. 3. Most successful at flat-ish crits and track racing.
    Own a power meter so I don't track average speed. Also, the multitude of stoplights in my riding area have a significantly negative effect on average speed such that it can be a misleading stat.

    Typical average wattage for my regular 2hr. (flat, ~ 67kms.) endurance pace ride is usually 250-260w. With no wind on the flat and my aerodynamics, this wattage will get me to around 35-36kph (22-23mph).
     
  12. aldocg

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    I just did a "leisure but serious" 37.4 km ride and clocked in at about 35-37kph average.

    I measured just the time and took it from there with google earth so it's not 100% accurate but I am completely impressed by that speed. :O

    Not bad for being cycling for 3 months huh?
     
  13. CdnRider

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    Yeah! that's quite impressive for a new rider I'd agree. So i take it you don't have a computer yet? go get one! And then check to see how accurate your average speed is. Damn! I've yet to hit a 37kph avg this year...... but really...sounds like you're getting serious about cycling so it's definitely time for a computer. 30-40$ will get you a decent one. probably my favourite training tool!!
     
  14. aldocg

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    Yeah I've just started but I've been riding my bike absolutely everywhere. Anywhere from 20 to 30km+ a day. Commuting to work and all.

    This past Saturday I had my first group ride where we went up a mountain, I really suffered it and I think I am already reaping the benefits(I can go a gear higher @ around 80 rpm than before)

    I don't want to buy a cheap computer so I'm saving for a Garmin Forerunner 305 ($150) which is way more full-featured. I love the garmin connect stuff.

    I am gonna start doing the same ride every day in the morning (it's towards a small town, very scenic) and keep timing myself.

    Thanks! It feels great to be fast, I was really sluggish just a month ago.
     
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    Upon closer inspection and analyzing elevation gain/loss I believe I was closer to 33kph average.

    Still happy! Oh and I calculated the wattage and it would be around 210-220. Is that average?
     
  16. littleman624

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    I'm 15 and tend to average between 18.5 and 21.5mph on my hardtail with 24's. I ride mostly for recreation, alone, but have, in the past, participated in a few casual races.

    Currently im saving to buy a road because im out-growing my current bike and i've become bored with only having gears high enough to reach 26mph on a 2 mile sprint.
     
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    I'm 47, and cycle once or twice a week in the summer. No racing, mostly alone for pleasure or commute. This year I've been trying to up my speed a bit - particularly the ride home from work. Best so far is avg. 29kph (18 mph) over an undulating 32 km (20 miles). I spoilt myself to a new Serotta Road Bike which has definitely speeded me up somewhat. Would like to get faster, but my main concern is the 225 lbs I'm dragging around with me - would be nice to whittle that down to 200 or so. Any ideas?
     
  18. jflongo

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    First I'll answer the first post, I'm 39 1/2, I average around 20 mph, but I have a very old bike, probably 20 - 30 years old, so I go anywhere from 17 - 22 mph depending on terrain, next year I will be upgrading to a nicer bike, so that should go up.

    Now on this last post about your weight. I'm 6'1, used to weigh in the 225 - 230 range. Now I'm more around 175 - 180. I basically do some sort of cardio or weights, mainly cardio, 6 - 7 days / week, even if it's just a simple, 20 - 30 minute walk in the morning, it helps to jump start your metabolism. ALWAYS eat a good breakfast first thing in the morning, then space our your meals for a total of 4 - 6 meals. A good rule of thumb is mostly protein / veggies at dinner, and no carbs at all past 7 or so at night. I dropped my weight slowly, took me a little over a year. The first month a big drop from about 225 to 214. The second month a big drop from 214 to about 204. That was from doing spin class at the gym 4 - 5 days / week, and eating better. Then I slowed down and the weight loss was then anywhere from 0 - 10 lbs after that / month.

    So April 13th last year, 224 lbs, April 2nd this year, 179 lbs, now I float between 175 - 180.
     
  19. wild

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    I am 65 going on 66. I ride 25 miles just about every day some times 40, 35, and I avrage 11 to 13 MPH . I am not in a hurry I got all day, I hope:eek:
     
  20. glambx

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    Getting faster. I'm averaging about 28km/h on a mostly flat run (20km). I'm 31, and hope to break 30km/h by the end of the season.

    I'm 230lbs currently, and doing everything I can to lower that. It's tough though... the lure of beer is too great. :(
     
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