Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - double century ride times
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07-24-11, 06:31 PM
I am interested to know of some average times for someone who average cyclist, not a pro like Lance Armstrong to do a double century ride
that is 200 miles.
Based on an assumption course has some climbs etc.
A round about figure is best. thanks
07-24-11, 07:15 PM
Depends on the route, I've done them in the 10hr range for a double with 6000ft of climbing to the 16hr range for a double with 20,000ft of climbing.
I am interested to know of some average times for someone who average cyclist, not a pro like Lance Armstrong to do a double century ride that is 200 miles.
07-24-11, 09:25 PM
195 miles, 17100 feet of climbing in 18:30 including stops (two sitdown meals).
I am no Lance and I (gasp) ride a recumbent. :)
Take out the excessive climbing and the two, hour-long meals and we coulda done it a lot faster. But why? We do these things for the experience. Nobody hands us a check at the end for being so darned awesome. In many (most?) ultracycling efforts, you have only yourself to satisfy.
07-24-11, 09:42 PM
It's a trick question. The average cyclist doesn't do double centuries.
07-25-11, 02:10 PM
You can find results there for a lot of different doubles, some without much climbing and some with a lot of climbing.
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