Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On the road-USA
Bikes: Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
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Depends on the group, the destination and the individual rider. My average OTR speed on a country road, if I don't get waylaid is going to be around 15mph. City speeds are slower due to traffic, pedestrians and signals.
Most groups I ride with (very seldom BTW) we typically travel at the speed of the slowest rider. One group I rode with for a while was mixed, we had our roadies that would blow past everybody in the first mile, but the touristy types would keep cranking out the miles an would usually roll past them at the first rest stop.
There was one older lady that had a very nice Raleigh International set up with fenders and Northroad bars. She would crank along all day long at 70-75 cadence at about 16 mph more than once you would find a string of racer boys on her wheel
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