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Average speed......

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by andyfromotley, 30 May 2008.

  1. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    15.9 mph......... any good?
     
  2. bianchi1

    bianchi1 Veteran

    Location:
    malverns
    Km/h !!!
     
  3. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Its hard comparing average speeds for a commute. Traffic lights, junctions etc all slow you down more than you'd think.

    I would be happy enough for 16mph for my commute.
     
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    over how far?
     
  5. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    No RLJing?
     
  6. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I suspect that's the average speed including RLJing.
     
  7. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    Def includes RLJ.
    over 23 miles.
     
  8. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Def includes RLJ.

    Doesn't count then.
     
  9. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    wow the laws of mathmatics/physics/cycology dont apply because i do something spin and mikey dont like......thats cool.
     
  10. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Ahahahahaha! I'm just commenting that your average isn't nearly so impressive when it doesn't include stopping for red lights, at least the slowing down and speeding up bits.

    You wouldn't be so slow in a few months if you did stop for red lights because of the extra effort involved, and thus the better training effect. Not that commuting is particularly good training anyway.
     
  11. maurice

    maurice Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    For me, on the way in it's around 16.3mph, on the way back around 17.7mph. No RLJ, but there's not too many lights on the way. (14 miles each way)
     
  12. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    Average speeds are really difficult to compare. My route has over 100 sets of lights and how I catch them will affect my average. In addition if you cycle into a headwind you'll get another speed even though you might be working your nuts off.
    RLJing is not the only dangerous way of speeding up your average. Getting juiced up, dangerous undertaking or overtaking, the list goes on.

    If you want to find out if your fast on a bike, try racing on a track.

    That’s a better, safer and more fun way to find out whether you're whippet or a whale


    or you could just enjoy your ride
     
  13. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    oh i am definitely a whale............ just wondered if i was a quick one.
    who said i don't enjoy my ride??

    Whoa people are fiery on here today, hey dont worry its friday, long blast tomorrow, hooray
     
  14. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    andy sorry not having a go

    Racing can be fun

    It's just I see some people on the roads racing and taking too many obvious risks

    Sorry, have a nice weekend :-)
     
  15. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    i RLJ; coz i can, coz i like it, but mainly to get people to shout at bentmikey


    eh?