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Old 05-08-08, 05:31 PM   #1
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Race challenge from a friend

So a few weeks ago i mentioned that i took a friend out for a bike ride as he had been showing interest. Took him for a 16.5 mile ride, we averaged 13.17mph. A about a week later i sort of tricked him into a 27 mile ride. I finished about 5 mins before him (let lose at the end) and my average was 13.3mph (since i was riding with him...).

That 16.5 mile loop is a shorter version of that 26 mile loop. His challenge to me is a race where he takes that short loop and i take the long loop.

I'm pondering if i'm raising or lowering his avg speed when i ride with him, if i effect it at all (i try to let him set the pace). I do that 26 mile loop at about 17mph but not when i'm trying to beat him in a race.

At his speed it would take about 1:10:00 for him. For me to do 26 miles in that time would mean i would be riding at 22mph...not gonna happen.

I can only hope that he rides slow and i ride fast. My goal is to do it in @ 18.5. I'm also going to purpose a 10 min head start for myself.

Should be interesting either way. Inspired by the pro's i'm considering hunting down 30mg of adderall, you know...just cuz
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How will you ensure you get your full 10 minutes...or that he rides the entire route?
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How will you ensure you get your full 10 minutes...or that he rides the entire route?
Faith. He knows i'm more a cyclist than him...this is just a friendly competition.
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Strap a GPS on him. Just to be sure.
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I intend on passing him
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Cut one of his tires almost all the way though, so that at some point during the race, the tire will split, the tube will poke through, and kapow! It's all over for Mr. Racer Guy!
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Don't be a wuss Tim...race for pinks.
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Don't be a wuss Tim...race for pinks.
F that, i've put nearly 2 g's into my bike. He bought his from the Iowa City bike library for $200
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F that, i've put nearly 2 g's into my bike. He bought his from the Iowa City bike library for $200
Why bother if you don't have the cojones?
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You gotta grow 'em somehow
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Speaking of which, he just told me he "wants to lift" tomorrow. Whateve, i'm still gonna try and do it @ 18.5
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If you win, take his bike. If he wins and tries to take your bike, just tell him you left the title certificate at home.

Then take his bike.
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So a few weeks ago i mentioned that i took a friend out for a bike ride as he had been showing interest. Took him for a 16.5 mile ride, we averaged 13.17mph. A about a week later i sort of tricked him into a 27 mile ride. I finished about 5 mins before him (let lose at the end) and my average was 13.3mph (since i was riding with him...).

That 16.5 mile loop is a shorter version of that 26 mile loop. His challenge to me is a race where he takes that short loop and i take the long loop.

I'm pondering if i'm raising or lowering his avg speed when i ride with him, if i effect it at all (i try to let him set the pace). I do that 26 mile loop at about 17mph but not when i'm trying to beat him in a race.

At his speed it would take about 1:10:00 for him. For me to do 26 miles in that time would mean i would be riding at 22mph...not gonna happen.

I can only hope that he rides slow and i ride fast. My goal is to do it in @ 18.5. I'm also going to purpose a 10 min head start for myself.

Should be interesting either way. Inspired by the pro's i'm considering hunting down 30mg of adderall, you know...just cuz :rolley es:
what's up with that?


btw - didn't you get the memo? average speed is virtually meaningless.
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what's up with that?
He told me not to wait, he got caught at a light. It was the last 2 miles going to our apartment, he's a big boy...knows how to get home (and my g/f had just pulled up from chicago, i had my own priorities at that point)


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btw - didn't you get the memo? average speed is virtually meaningless.
Virtually meaningless unless you're comparing it to someone riding on the same road at the same time and the goal is to finish faster than them.

Come on botto...use your head.
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He told me not to wait, he got caught at a light. It was the last 2 miles going to our apartment, he's a big boy...knows how to get home (and my g/f had just pulled up from chicago, i had my own priorities at that point)




Virtually meaningless unless you're comparing it to someone riding on the same road at the same time and the goal is to finish faster than them.
i could beat every non cycling friend of mine in a race too. big fraking deal.

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come on timmy, find yourself a real challenge.
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i could beat every non cycling friend of mine in a race too. big fraking deal.



come on timmy, find yourself a real challenge.
You didn't read the thread did you? Shame on botto.

My ride is 160% longer than his...brah
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You didn't read the thread did you? Shame on botto.
you didn't read what i was replying to, did you? Shame on timmy.

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My ride is 160% longer than his...brah
and?
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you didn't read what i was replying to, did you? Shame on timmy.
There was no race that day, i just ended before he did
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When you pass him, frame pump in spokes, FTW.
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There was no race that day, i just ended before he did
whatever. you missed the point. twice.
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Botto, pick up painting or something.

I don't actually expect to win this race...that's not a challenge?
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Botto, if you do take up painting, I want a velvet elvis on a pinarello.
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Yeah, Timmy. You ridin' or hidin' on May 31st?

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Botto, pick up painting or something.

I don't actually expect to win this race...that's not a challenge?


if you only knew.
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