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    as I used to be NotAsFat's Avatar
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    A new personal best

    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.
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    Quit bragging.





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    Congratulations!

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    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.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    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.

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    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.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    Good job, NAF, and nice blog, but where's the photos of your not-as-fat self?
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    Outstanding average! Something to aspire to.

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    With a 35# bike, I don't even look at average anymore, I just go by time. congratulations, on a good ride though.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Bent View Post
    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.
    Starve a terrorist - ride a bike to work. It's not just good for the environment, it's good for civilization.

    My new blog is No Pinch Flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    With a 35# bike, I don't even look at average anymore, I just go by time.
    +1000000000000000


    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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