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Old 10-26-10, 03:01 AM
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You'll never get an honest answer here. Some cyclists (roadies) measure every numerical value possible and wear it as a badge of honor. They'd rather amputate their genitals than admit that they're slow....because there's no point in living if you can't beat other people at something, and riding at a comfortable pace where the cyclist has any fun is just garbage miles.

So, take their "pace" speed and subtract it by 1-2 mph. Take their "recovery ride" speed and add 1-2 mph to get their normal pace. If they seem to REALLY overestimate their own ability (common in roadies -- particularly dudes) maybe subtract 3-4 mph from the former.
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