Cycle Complete :D

£Josh D

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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:
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
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.
 

iendicott

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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.
 
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£Josh D

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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:
 

Norm

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£Josh D said:
im training for a 30 mile cycle if ya didnt know otherwise i wouldnt care about times, im stamina building at the moment
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.
 
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£Josh D

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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
 
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