Wondering how I compare



graywulf

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I was curious at the pace that other roadies keep on their solo rides, and how I fit in, seeing as I haven't ridden group much. I'm also a little worried I'm not that fast.

For example, today I did a 47 mi, 7000 ft of climbing, 15.3 mph, over 3 hrs.

I know it's kind of like apples and oranges, but I'm just curious. I'd like to race in 2010.
 

iliveonnitro

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graywulf said:
I was curious at the pace that other roadies keep on their solo rides, and how I fit in, seeing as I haven't ridden group much. I'm also a little worried I'm not that fast.

For example, today I did a 47 mi, 7000 ft of climbing, 15.3 mph, over 3 hrs.

I know it's kind of like apples and oranges, but I'm just curious. I'd like to race in 2010.

Solo speed means nothing to keeping up with a group -- whether in a group ride or in a race.

But, to answer your question, in the past 2 weeks my solo ride have been 13.8-20.3mph between 15-88mi in the rolling hills of Madison. Cat2.
 

dhk2

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Recommend you start doing group rides as soon as possible. Get in with a club or race-training group and see how it goes. Don't be surprised if you're dropped pretty quickly; that's expected your first few times out. Just concentrate on riding safely; once you learn pack and paceline skills your ability to hang with the group will naturally improve.
 

randochap

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Don't worry too much at this point. Agree you should learn to ride safely with a group.