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08-17-07, 11:50 PM
Due to the August heat, I've been keeping my rides short (under 2 hrs). Today I did 25.5 miles at an average speed of 19.1 mph. That's the fastest average speed I've ever recorded on a ride of 20 miles or more. The full report, with map, can be seen here (http://nopinchflats.blogspot.com/2007/08/hammered-today.html).
08-17-07, 11:54 PM
08-18-07, 06:54 AM
Maybe it's time to start entering TT's:)
08-18-07, 07:59 AM
Sounds great, 19.1 average over that distance is a solid ride. I too have been dropping my long rides due to heat and humidity.
I've been lucky. I live in a pretty rural area, so I leave out at 0500 with my nightsun's. I can get in an easy 20 miles before it hits 80. Did 20 yesterday and only saw about a dozen cars.
I live in rolling hills so it's hills and more hills.
Good job on the average speed. I usually average about 16 mph, the highest I have been able to hit is just over 17 for 20.
08-18-07, 08:26 AM
For me its just the humidity in summer. I did Ok last summer getting in some 60-70mi rides on the weekends but this year I am just getting too dehydrated so I'll still with 20-40mi rides until winter shows up. The problem with the humidity is that it is higher in the morning so even going at 6-7a is too much for me.
08-18-07, 03:05 PM
Good job, NAF, and nice blog, but where's the photos of your not-as-fat self?
08-18-07, 03:26 PM
Outstanding average! Something to aspire to.
With a 35# bike, I don't even look at average anymore, I just go by time. congratulations, on a good ride though.
08-18-07, 09:38 PM
19.1, that's fast. That would put you in a solid B ride catagory, almost an A ride round here. That's faster than any of my rides. Congratulations!
08-18-07, 10:09 PM
Good job, NAF, and nice blog, but where's the photos of your not-as-fat self? Remember, you asked for this. :)
This was taken at the finish of my first (and only) century.
With a 35# bike, I don't even look at average anymore, I just go by time.
Congratulations though, if I ever track average speed I'll understand this better.
The heat made me glad to get back home after 24 miles today. In cooler temperatures I want to keep going if my legs feel OK. The heat just does me in.
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