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    Life is short..play hard! Mr,snailpace's Avatar
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    Todays commute :)

    Ok so this is how I got my Name.

    RTM:1:19:42
    DST: 16:95
    AVG: 12.7
    MAX 25.8
    ODO 102.9 (YAY 100 miles!!!)


    My first full commute.Love it so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr,snailpace View Post
    Ok so this is how I got my Name.

    RTM:1:19:42
    DST: 16:95
    AVG: 12.7
    MAX 25.8
    ODO 102.9 (YAY 100 miles!!!)


    My first full commute.Love it so far..
    Dear Mr. Snail,

    It's not about the pace anyway. Glad you're enjoying the ride.

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    Yeah it ain't about the pace. Congrats on completing your first century

    Keep it up.

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    If that's with lots of traffic control thrown in the mix, that's not bad at all. That's about what I average, but if I make all the lights, the average will shoot up to near 16 mph. It's amazing how traffic control slows you down.

    Anyway, good on you for sticking with it.

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    Forget average speed. Focus on adding another digit to the ODO reading.
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    Life is short..play hard! Mr,snailpace's Avatar
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    Eh .. for about two miles I ride thru a wild life preserve on a dirt path..6-8 mph tops..but the view is a hole lot better than whats out the truck window when i drive .
    So ya my pace isnt whats it's all about at all..as most of ya'll allready know.

    Its Like ..a bad ride to work on the bike..beats the HELL out of a good drive in the truck to work anyday..or something to that extent..

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    Nice job, as others say the ODO is more important (and the MXS/MAX is more fun ) - averages can vary for me dramatically, 3 minutes difference in my 30 min. rides usually means anywhere from 14-17mph average, so I don't really take that into account anymore.

    Congrats, keep going and enjoy!

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    The first full commute is a major milestone, congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
    The first full commute is a major milestone, congrats!!!
    What he said! Good job!

    Avg speed is also a function of the kind of bike you're riding and the amount you're carrying with you. I ride a Giant Sedona (Kind of a MTB hybrid -- 26" tires and straight bars) that my friends call The Tank. The bike with all its stuff probably weighs 30-35 pounds all by itself. Add to that my ever-so-sexy 210 pound self and getting an average speed of 12-14 MPH overall is doing pretty well, IMHO.

    I get passed all the time, but so what? Well, there was that one 4-year old on the tricycle I passed last week, but she caught me at the light

    Keep on it! Be sure to brag about it to all the out-of-shape drivers when you grab your coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flimflam View Post
    Nice job, as others say the ODO is more important (and the MXS/MAX is more fun ) - averages can vary for me dramatically, 3 minutes difference in my 30 min. rides usually means anywhere from 14-17mph average, so I don't really take that into account anymore.
    It's pretty meaningless for city riding anyway, because of its stop-and-go nature.
    Stomping as lightly as I can...

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    I love checking my monthly odometer and my max (downhill!) speed. Those are my two favorite numbers. Well, and the clock, just to make sure I have time to stop for some coffee before work.
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    I think making it to work alive is the most important metric.
    Everything else is secondary...duh.
    I change what number I am paying attention to periodically. One week it will be cadence. The next my speed.
    As of late with exhausting work shifts I just want to be on my bike. That is enough for me.

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    Being in nooo hurry to get to work, I purposely go slow in the mornings.

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