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    I'm not fat, I'm thick. Minotauros's Avatar
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    Since I mostly road ride, how does this stack up?

    This is the first year I've been doing any riding in a long time. I've started using the big chainring for normal cruising, and use the middle ring for off road. With the big ring and cog # 6 or 7 I can maintain about 12-13 mph. I'm just curious how that compares to other peoples' riding. I get a good workout, and I have to say that taking slight road inclines is getting easier. I know I'll never be as fast as a roadie (had one, didn't like it), but speed is not what I'm after.
    My, I'll bet you monsters lead interesting lives.
    I said to my girlfriend just the other day: "Gee, I'll bet monsters are interesting," I said. The places you just go and the things you must see. My stars!
    And I'll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I'm always interested in meeting interesting people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotauros
    but speed is not what I'm after.
    Then you're doing just fine.

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    I'm not fat, I'm thick. Minotauros's Avatar
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    Great... thanks.
    My, I'll bet you monsters lead interesting lives.
    I said to my girlfriend just the other day: "Gee, I'll bet monsters are interesting," I said. The places you just go and the things you must see. My stars!
    And I'll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I'm always interested in meeting interesting people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotauros
    I'm just curious how that compares to other peoples' riding.
    it all depends on the terrain you are riding (technical v lots of climbing v fire road/ jeep trail v hike a bike

    sometimes you average 14 mph

    other times you average 4 mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minotauros
    This is the first year I've been doing any riding in a long time. I've started using the big chainring for normal cruising, and use the middle ring for off road. With the big ring and cog # 6 or 7 I can maintain about 12-13 mph. I'm just curious how that compares to other peoples' riding. I get a good workout, and I have to say that taking slight road inclines is getting easier. I know I'll never be as fast as a roadie (had one, didn't like it), but speed is not what I'm after.
    sounds about right.
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Most of my XC riding here in Southeast Michigan averages 10-14 mph. 14mph trails are more open with less navigating involved, where 10mph has less straight aways and lots of navigation involved. With those average speeds you are passing most riders along the way and being passed seldom.
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    It's not about speed and power. It's about fluid motion and finesse. At least that's what the ladies say.
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    Great... thanks for the responses.
    My, I'll bet you monsters lead interesting lives.
    I said to my girlfriend just the other day: "Gee, I'll bet monsters are interesting," I said. The places you just go and the things you must see. My stars!
    And I'll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I'm always interested in meeting interesting people.

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