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Fastest commute ever

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 16 Sep 2007.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Oh I was so chuffed this morning! My fastest commute EVER. i went from Bromley via the A21 to Lewisham then the A202 via Peckham, Camberwell, and on to Vauxhall and Hyde Park Corner. 30.1km/hr rolling average according to my Cateye Astrale 8. To get that average I had to sit at 38km/hr on the flat, and over 50 on even the slightest downhill. There were some very surprised kids in a school van that I kept up with from Peckham to Victoria, thats also the first time I've kept up with fast flowing 8am Sunday morning traffic.
     
  2. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    on the fixed ?
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    4 Shredded wheat?
     
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Did you run any red lights or mount any pavements....? ;)

    Nice one:biggrin:.

    Not my fastest today, but great conditions for cycle commuting. Cold and crisp this morning with a slight tailwind, weeeeeee!;):biggrin:
     
  5. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nah, it was on the 'bent, MrG. Yes, I stopped for all the traffic lights, and the only bits of pavement I rode on was leaving my house, and in Hyde Park, just a few meters worth. LOL!

    Not so fast a commute for some perhaps, but plenty enough for me, esp. given it's the first time I've broken the 30km/hour rolling average.
     
  6. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    looks like the tailbox is working!
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I fixed my garmin edge to my fixie a little while ago and hav ethe stats from that mornings ride in:

    Summary Data
    Total Time (h:m:s) 0:21:23 3:21 pace
    Moving Time (h:m:s) 0:20:33 3:13 pace
    Distance (mi ) 6.37
    Moving Speed (mph) 18.6 avg. 33.4 max.
    Elevation Gain (ft) +427 / -366

    Avg. Heart Rate 169 bpm Zone 5.1

    Temperature (°F) 61.7°F avg. 62.6°F high
    Wind Speed ( mph) NW 2.3 avg. NW 3.5 max.
     
  8. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Nice! Almost exactly the same moving speed, assuming your Garmin calculates it the same way a Cateye does.
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I'm generally into the wind and uphills going in and stink

    generally tailwind and downhills on the return, averaged 18mph+ and that's with shags of red lights

    what's with you people and your kmh?
     
  10. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Because km is used in audax and where I used to live. Not that I've done much audax, mind you.
     
  11. gazzaputt

    gazzaputt New Member

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    what's 30kph in real money|?
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    uh huh, fair enough, loads of people seem to use kmh

    I have a suspicion that they do it because it's a bigger number so it seems like they've done faster/longer
     
  13. cupoftea

    cupoftea New Member

    Location:
    London
    The fastest I've done was this year on my old race MTB with slicks on, and average of 33.2KPH over 24K Buckhurst Hill to Westminster, hit a maximum of 46.2kph

    On my winter bike I doubt I'm doing 25kph :-(
     
  14. OP
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    BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    Divide by 1.609 to convert, so 18.7mph average over 15 miles. Tynan, that doesn't work if you specify the units, which is why I'm always careful to put the km/hour.

    LOL, I've just realised that commute isn't at all fast compared to my Berlin marathon time on inline skates. 26.2 miles in 1:17:48, or 20.21mph average. That's a bit horrifying to realise I was that much faster on skates, which are considerably less efficient than a normal bike, much less my recumbent.
     
  15. Well dump the bike and use the skates then.