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Hi newbi needs help needed with avg speed

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by urbanrider, 17 Aug 2007.

  1. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    Hi newbi needs help with avg speed

    Hi first time poster:biggrin:

    i have been riding to work for about 3 months (20 miles round trip) and enjoying it very much (except battling with them metal things with 4 wheels) the bike that I'm riding is the giant escape M1, I also have a garmin edge 205. My problem is that my Avg speed is about 12-13 mph and has you can see that's very slow and getting a road bike is a no deal at the moment
    So please could peeps give me some tips and help in getting the Avg higher
    thanks all :ohmy:
    urban.rider

    P.S i am 43 years young :ohmy:
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    thinner and less knobbly tyres?

    or just try harder :ohmy:

    And welcome to the forum. :ohmy:
     
  3. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    lol thankyou
    have slicks and ride 4 times a week and boy do i try hard (well most days)
     
  4. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    That's my average speed and I was rather pleased with it!!!! If you enjoy it, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  5. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    What Noodley said, slick MTB tyres pumped right up to decrease rolling resistance, you should go about 2 mph faster for the same effort you're putting in now.
    BTW, 13mph average, you'll find that's about the average speed most people do.

    Edit: Ah! I see you already have slicks, just keep at it anyway.
     
  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    riding in the town/city will inevitably involve lots of slower riding for avoiding obstacles and junctions etc. which will bring the average speed down.
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Some people (including me:blush:) have their computer set to stop when you stop, so an average is of time actually moving, not total ride time.

    This can give you a much better looking average speed!:ohmy::ohmy::tongue::evil:
     
  8. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    well it talks me about 50 mins to do the 10 miles fairly flat ride
     
  9. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    think i'll try that :ohmy::biggrin:
     
  10. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    All you need to do is relax and enjoy your riding.
    the further you ride more regularly the better your fitness will be.
    the speed will come but will take a little time and consistancy in your riding.
     
  11. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Just keep riding and let it happen...
     
  12. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    wow you guys are quick with your replys :ohmy:
    thanks for the tips so far
     
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    you could always change it to kph - instant fastness :ohmy:
     
  14. urbanrider

    urbanrider New Member

    Location:
    london
    KPH oh you mean Keep Peddling Hard :ohmy::ohmy:
     
  15. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    that sounds pretty reasonable for the type of riding, and the bike. My neighbour has one and it is pretty hefty. They tyres are slick, but not very narrow - you could try narrower tyres pumped up hard. But I would realx and enjoy the ride