Club ride average speeds, could i keep up ?

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
That all depends on the 12yo's normalised power, apparently ;) :laugh:
Normalised poer to weight please. Don't you know nuffink?
 
The Beacon RCC club rides I went on when I lived in Birmingham were the right sort of pace. I think they described it as "fast touring". Whatever the route, the moving average was always very close to 15.5mph by the time I was home. This meant the cruising speed on the flat was about 18mph - slow enough to chat, but fast enough to keep sentences short!

The club rides around here are a moronic willy-waving exercise in comparison. I've seen 29mph on the flat.
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
The Beacon RCC club rides I went on when I lived in Birmingham were the right sort of pace. I think they described it as "fast touring". Whatever the route, the moving average was always very close to 15.5mph by the time I was home. This meant the cruising speed on the flat was about 18mph - slow enough to chat, but fast enough to keep sentences short!
I managed speeds like that once. There was a howling gale from the west and I was riding a flat route going East.

Actually that's not quite true, I didn't manage to go that fast.
 

mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
I managed speeds like that once. There was a howling gale from the west and I was riding a flat route going East.

Actually that's not quite true, I didn't manage to go that fast.
Moving average is meaningless in at least two major ways:
1. moronically charging up to lights and junctions, slamming on the brakes to stop dead and then sprinting away produces higher speeds than coasting up and pedalling through a gap or green;
2. Some people mess with their autopause settings to raise their moving average speed.

Overall average speed and cruising speed is probably a more reliable summary and even that ain't great.
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
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Exactly the average pace might look reasonable but if they charge up hills and freewheel down them that’s a very different profile to pedalling up and down at a more balanced pace.
 
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Ridgeway

Ridgeway

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I've asked at said club if i can join a couple of rides to see how i get on, it's something offered on their club website, that was a week ago and haven't heard anything back as yet.

Decided to check out another club as a back up, the first one is in the next village so is only 5km away, the next one is about 12km away. Took a look at their website and scrolled through some of the members and noticed Danilo Wyss on the list:notworthy:

KOM's round here are definitely "Pro level":laugh::laugh::laugh:
 
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