Cycle Complete :D

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by £Josh D, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    just got in from a 10.5 mile cycle as planned. uphills are a barstool, average dropped massively from them unfortunately didnt stick to the intended 15mph average: 13.8 instead. got beeped by some crazy mer. max speed 24.3mph.
    10.5miles in 44:54:63 minutes, is this good for a first distanced cycle? :sad:
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Well done you.. keep it up. 13.8 on a mountain bike for a first decent ride? Excellent.. you will be much quicker once you have a few more miles under your belt and even quicker when you get your road bike.
     
  3. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Nice one £JD!

    You could always chuck the computer away - you'll never know the details then but you'll still know you've had a lovely bike ride! :sad:
     
  4. iendicott

    iendicott Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Excellent work, soon 10.5 will merge in 20, 30, 40 etc. To be honest riding in a group and you won't even realise you are doing alot more miles.

    Keep it up.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    tommorow 10.5 miles again, same route, aiming to do 15mph average speed instead of 13.8, 15 has been my target from the start and getting 15+ tommorow would be great, but aslong as i beat 13.8 i will be happy. cant throw the cycle computer away sorry dude its so good! im training for a 30 mile cycle if ya didnt know otherwise i wouldnt care about times, im stamina building at the moment just increasing the time it takes me, next we i am looking to do 15ish miles my mate knows a decent route, but only if i have this route average speed 15+, will let you know how i get on tomoz, thanks :laugh:
     
  6. Norm

    Norm Guest

    That post raises a question or 12.

    • What's the deal with 15mph? Is 15mph good and 13.8mph bad? Is there some nirvana which will appear when you have averaged 15mph?
    • Is there any logic about the need to do 15mph over 10.8 miles which will make doing 30 miles any different?
    • Is there a link between the speed / time at 15 miles to building stamina for a 30-miler?
    • Is the 30 miler going to be a performance event?
    Take it easy, chap, and enjoy the ride. Don't beat yourself up about the average speed over 10 miles because I reckon that will be completely irrelevant over 30.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    £Josh D

    £Josh D New Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    at the moment i am doing short distance, setting a marker: 15mph average and trying to beat it in order of increasing my stamina, one i reach this, i will increase the distance set myself a marker and do the same again, no it isnt a erformance event i just dont wanna be at over the line, i would like to finish at a decent time so i ill treat it as a performance event, thanks guys
     
  8. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Great news, Josh. But if you want to build up distance and stamina, do not concentrate too much on average speed.
     
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