Beginners Cycling Goals

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Gruff Eddie, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. Hi there

    I was wondering what cycling goals there are for newbies?

    I've done quite a bit of running, so am thinking in running terms and distances at the moment, e.g. 5km, 10km, half marathon, marathon, etc.

    I've now cycled a 20 miler, and am wondering what I should be aiming for next? I'm about to run out of running distances!
     
  2. Andrius.B

    Andrius.B Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    You could do 50 miles next. Then maybe 60 miles (metric century), then 100 miles.

    Then just ride.
     
  3. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Bit of a jump from 20 to 50 miles :ohmy: OP: How did you feel after the 20 miles? Dead or reasonably fresh?
     
  4. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

    Location:
    Pontefract
    I would do a few 20 miler's then try 30 if up to it.
    Its what I have been doing, avg speed going up too but its still no great speed, just enjoy being out, and it being relatively cheap.
     
  5. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Work your self up to 50-60 miles relatively easy then work on faster pace 20s, ten look for a Duathlon in you area - run, bike, run.
     
  6. OP
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    Gruff Eddie

    Gruff Eddie Regular

    I felt OK after the 20. It took 1:13.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/201432002

    I've ran a marathon and a few halfs, so am used to training for decent chunks of time.

    I think I'll go for a 30 next.

    I think I will be on the lookout for a short distance duathlon next year.
     
  7. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Work your way up, but enjoy it, 20 miles or 80 miles make no difference, just get out and ride
     
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  8. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

    Location:
    Pontefract
    Well your quicker than me, I managed 13.66mph over 26.5m today.mostly flat apart from the last 5 mile climb though thats not a great height.
    Mind I did notice your max sp being 3,120.8mph.
     
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  9. Smoggie_87

    Smoggie_87 Active Member

    Slipstreaming behind a rocket?
     
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    Gruff Eddie

    Gruff Eddie Regular

    The speed it out by 2 decimal places. If I upload onto Endomdo, it's fine.
     
  11. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

    Location:
    Pontefract

    It'd not the first I have seen with such an error, must be a conversion problem, I dont know enough about the hard ware stuff.

    I have an 8 function Halfords comp, thats over 4 years old, and records max, avg, distance, I then uses gpsies for altitude data, and to see how difficult the ride is compared to my others.

    This was todays ride http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=cotbnsgjkglgmkvj, ignore the speed on there, I averaged 13.6mph
     
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