Got up to 32 m.p.h. on the Prospect Park decent today.
Had to be spinning at least 150 rpm.
Of course, that wasn't good enough to stay with the pack of road racers I was racing with.
I'm pedaling like crazy and they're coasting.
Got to thinking about how much harder someone on a fixed gear has to work than a road racer. (No kidding)
Granted, in most cases the road racer is going faster even though he's not putting forth as much effort.
So, let's consider 20 miles (a little bit less than 6 laps in P.P.)
I can fairly easily do 20 miles in just over 63 minutes (or 19 m.p.h ---- broken down roughly: ~15 mph on the hill; ~27 on the decent; and ~18 all others)
Anyone have any suggestions how that effort would compare to a typical 20 mile ride on a road bike; i.e. can anyone quantify it?