How am I doing?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by AncientWyvern, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. AncientWyvern

    AncientWyvern Well-Known Member

    Mid Bedfordshire
    I've recently started cycling to work, looking to make it a 4 day commute eventually. Up hill most of the way to work what a nasty long steep (300ft ish) climb at the end. Below are the details for yesterdays ride and I wonder if my averages are good or could be better...

    Bike: Road
    Distance: 27 Miles (round trip)
    Average Speed: 15.5 (round trip)
    Cadence: 82
    Conditions: Windy and surface water

    Thanks :blush:
  2. middleagecyclist

    middleagecyclist Call me MAC

    Your averages are your averages. Better off comparing your improvement over time and seeing the difference then IMO. Of course if you want a bit of competition you could always try Strava!
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  3. Mo1959

    Mo1959 Guru

    Considering I am currently struggling at about 12mph looks good to me, especially with the hill and conditions. As middleagecyclist says, Strava might be a nice way to inject a bit of fun competition into your rides. I have joined and just waiting on a Garmin Edge 200 getting delivered to see if it encourages me!
  4. middleagecyclist

    middleagecyclist Call me MAC

    Oh it will!
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    dont worry about how you are doing , just enjoy it
  6. OP

    AncientWyvern Well-Known Member

    Mid Bedfordshire
    I do enjoy my ride. It's makes such a difference using a new bike and having a new job to commute to. Now i go from town through countryside to village outskirts. I must have one of the best commutes on the planet!
  7. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    If I was going as slow as you I would give up.:sad:
    Just joking:biggrin:. As the others have said, enjoy it for yourself and don't worry how fast other people travel, on a journey to/from work your safety is more important than speed :thumbsup: .
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