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Best guess at how long

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by sticky sherbert, 26 Jun 2008.

  1. sticky sherbert

    sticky sherbert Well-Known Member

    Location:
    here
    My new bike should be here sometime next week:biggrin:, Giant Escape M Zero, it's an 11.9 mile commute, flat all the way (North Lincolnshire has no idea what a hill is) 2 roundabouts, 4 T junctions. I haven't been on a bike for anything over 2 miles in the last ten years but have been running 6 to 7 miles twice a week. How long it will take me bearing in mind that it's bound to be blowing a gale and peeing it down the first time I leave the motor at work. No prize for the best guess just the satisfaction of being right.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    hour tops
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    55 mins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    51 (on the way home)
     
  5. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Traffic lights also slow you down... if you haven't got any then I'm deeply envious (I don't have to be envious of the bike - I've got one:biggrin:). As my commutes are always hilly I haven't got the foggiest how much that changes things ... as I go about 5 mph up hills and upto 30 mph down them but I'm a scaredy cat.
     
  6. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Nice bike 48mins, now don't let me down ;)
     
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    45! Ride like the wind!
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    hmm, you don't say how long it takes you to run. I have no idea what kind of a bike it is either so I'll go for 44 mins, just to nullify John's guess!
     
  9. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Are we going to have a sweep on this then?
     
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    52 mins
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    You can seriously damage your rim doing that. Best to fix it.
     
  12. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    sticky sherbert wrote: "No prize for the best guess just the satisfaction of being right."

    It's a good job we are not a competitive lot what with the commuter racing and everything, no of course I dont! ;)

    John the Monkey wrote "Are we going to have a sweep on this then?"

    Oh go then, here's my virtual pound :blush:
     
  13. Absinthe Minded

    Absinthe Minded Veteran

  14. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    54 mins
     
  15. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Rural or urban? Plus, not meaning you, RLJing doesn't count, AFAIC.