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Old 08-28-01, 04:54 AM
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I usually average around 30km/h over the 20km of my commute. Sometimes I'm a bit slower (26km/h) even less sometimes I'm a bit faster (34km/h). I've figured out that the difference between reasonably comfortable cruising and busting a gut only makes about three minutes difference to the total time, so I tend not to bust a gut much any more.

I did get pretty rapid improvement in my average speed when I started riding, but it levelled off pretty quickly, maybe a few months, at my current speed. Only my stamina continued to improve. That seems to be dropping a bit lately - I need to ride more.

I really don't find riding the 20km to work any more tiring that taking the train. Maybe I'm just not trying hard enough.
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