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    Greetings from Cali; what is a good speed?

    Hello! I live in Santa Clara, and have recently gotten into Road Biking. During my last adventure I biked from Santa Clara to South San Fransisco, according to my Cateye astrale 8, I averaged in at 16mph over the a distance of 70 miles. After strolling through the forums i realize that there are age groups and different circumstances.
    -I am 16, haven't biked for more than a year and currently ride the 700c GMC Denali w/o any upgraded parts. The route I took was down a rather large street and probably had around 80+ intersections through minimal traffic. Is this a reasonable speed regarding my age group and circumstances?

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    Sounds fast to me.
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    It's pretty decent for a bunch of intersections, okay but not impressive out in open country.
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    Rarely do I get the opportunity to bike out in the open, sadly I think that the most I have biked w/o intersections would prolly be a 5 mile trail with an underpass every .6 miles. I average around 18.5 mph, which is my regular pace on open paths.

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