After 4 50km rides around the same course on each bike, my Land Rover Tahora MTB/Hybrid is 1.002 mph slower ( on average ) than my Dawes Giro 500 sports tourer.Funk-Meister said:This is great. Isnt it good to be anally retentive?????
Oh God. Now I want to know how to work out the Cd of my bike...pack it in!!!jimboalee said:After 4 50km rides around the same course on each bike, my Land Rover Tahora MTB/Hybrid is 1.002 mph slower ( on average ) than my Dawes Giro 500 sports tourer.
The Tahora is 32.5lb with a Cd of 1.12 and the Giro 500 is 24.5lb with a Cd of 0.96, and as a consequence, the calorific expenditure riding the Tahora is 14.45% greater.
+1 as do I, I also check distance and time takengb155 said:After EVER commute I check my max and ave speed BEFORE anything else.
Great idea, I now feel my purchase is fully justified. Ta!moolarb said:for me the current/average speed on my computer is useful for pacing myself, not so much racing myself
e.g. you're going on a long training ride and want to crack 70 miles for the first time and you think that you can average 16mph, but know that you'll probably blow up if you average 18mph - I tend to speed up as the ride goes on so a computer helps me keep that in check
I find watching my average makes me reckless i.e. pushing me to ride less carefully in order to up the average a teensy bit. They payoff isnt worth the risk and hence I only really look at my average speed post ride.Hacienda71 said:Watching my average speed when riding on my own i find can give me an incentive to push harder. If i am with a group it is not as important. I also find chasing down another rider makes me work harder when riding solo.