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Old 02-19-09, 01:27 PM
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nailed it...20mph avg on 28 mile commute

Not sure if you guys will remember but i posted up a 19.9 mph avg last year because i wanted to hit the 20's. Well today I rode in at tempo not even thinking about it and nailed it...guess this says something about my fitness level at this time of year

Duration: 1:23:12 (1:26:39)
Distance: 27.553 mi

Heart Rate: 106 175 153 bpm
Cadence: 29 198 90 rpm
Speed: 2.3 26.6 20.3 mph

aaaand i got video heh...no idea how to edit it though so let me figure it out and i will post up a link if anyone is bored.
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Old 02-19-09, 01:36 PM
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Congratulations!
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Old 02-19-09, 01:40 PM
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Congrats! I was proud when I averaged 23 mph on my 10.6 mile ride.

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Old 02-19-09, 01:52 PM
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Nice! I have to be really, really fresh to make that average on my 30 mile commute. The extra n'th is a PITA to attain.
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Old 02-19-09, 02:01 PM
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That's awesome!

Do you find yourself mashing up to stoplights just to do a panic brake at the last second to avoid coasting? Or is that just me?
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Old 02-19-09, 02:03 PM
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Nice, I could never do that in the morning but maybe in the afternoon after a few diet cokes. Curious....do you eat before your ride in? Mine is only 13-15 miles and I don't eat so my ride in is always slower.
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Old 02-19-09, 02:13 PM
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Wow! That is REAL good. I average 13- 15 mph at 21 mile distances. I ride a steel frame Schwinn Super LeTour on weekends. I wonder if it'd worth it to go clipless and save up for an aluminum frame bike?
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Old 02-19-09, 02:15 PM
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Good for you!

I averaged over 20 15 mph on my 9 mile way home once. Strong wind at my back the whole way, a beautiful day and I hit all the lights green. I may never do it again.


Edit: I looked at what I wrote here and I wonder what I was drinking? I only hit 20 mph on short stretches going down hill! My best is a little over 15 mph (which is very good for me so I'm proud).

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Old 02-19-09, 02:18 PM
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Cool! Way to go. I'm pitifully slow these days. I'm going to start doing GPS tracks of my rides so I'll find out just how slow soon enough!

It's been over 20 years since I did a century in 4:59. Of course what I fail to tell people when recalling that is that it was one-way (San Angelo, Tx to Abiliene), in a six-man double pace line, with a 20mph tailwind!
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Nice. I can hit 20 going down the hills !
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I've never hit a 20mph average on my commute, even with a good wind and a long downhill to start. The best I've done is mid-18s, and that was really jamming along for me. I'm usually around the 15-16mph average on my commute.
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Originally Posted by Sawtooth View Post
Nice, I could never do that in the morning but maybe in the afternoon after a few diet cokes. Curious....do you eat before your ride in? Mine is only 13-15 miles and I don't eat so my ride in is always slower.

yes I had a med coffee and oatmeal from Starbucks prior to hitting the road and thx!

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That's awesome!

Do you find yourself mashing up to stoplights just to do a panic brake at the last second to avoid coasting? Or is that just me?
not this morning, i was just trying to keep it steady with just enough push to feel the burn. SST (just below threshold)
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Old 02-19-09, 03:04 PM
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you hit 200rpm? my legs are nowhere near that awake in the morning (well, maybe after 10mi, but still)
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you hit 200rpm? my legs are nowhere near that awake in the morning (well, maybe after 10mi, but still)
doubt it - my PT does not have a cadense sensor installed so it calculates what you should be spinning at...although I have held 178rpm for 20 secs before! GOLDSPRINTS (roller races)
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Excellent. Congratulations!

I have a similar goal for this year. I have a long loop to work that's just a few feet short of 20 miles. My best time last year was 1:06. I want to beat an hour this year.
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Old 02-19-09, 06:27 PM
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Can anyone direct me to the Commuting forum?
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Great job. I can make my 12.5 mile commute in to work in about 38 minutes when I'm in decent shape (not this time of year), which is right around 20 mph, but, it's got quite a bit more downhill to it. I'm doing pretty good to crack an hour for the ride home.

If your 20 mph is on more or less level ground with no wind advantage, I'd say you are doing pretty well.
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Old 02-19-09, 07:43 PM
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You guys (and gals?) are studs. I'll have to put my 25s back on to get anywhere near that. Congrats!
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Exceptional!
I did 19mph once last summer, one-way, on the 9-mile incoming half of my commute.



Did I mention that was with a tailwind**********?
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Old 02-19-09, 07:54 PM
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You guys are animals I had a 6.5 mile commute and my best average is 16 mph and that was tough
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Old 02-19-09, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bayareawheeler View Post
Speed:20.3 mph
Sweet! Congrats!

I hope you post the video under a new thread. Put the word "video" in the title line somewhere so I don't miss it.

Or shoot me a PM if you have the time.
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Old 02-19-09, 09:26 PM
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Congrats! Sounds like you were in "The Zone", I love it when that happens. Sooooo, what yer next goal??
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I don't know how some of you can stand those computers. If I had to have one I would put it on my seat post. I just keep staring at it. Totally changes my ride so it had to go. I really don't care how fast I'm going. My speed depends on how fast my body wants me to go at any geven time.

BTW, congradulations ...

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Originally Posted by bayareawheeler View Post
doubt it - my PT does not have a cadense sensor installed so it calculates what you should be spinning at...although I have held 178rpm for 20 secs before! GOLDSPRINTS (roller races)
den I'm confused?

Cadence: 29 198 90 rpm
either way, nice job. I hit 20mph average once last year, and my commute is mostly downhill....
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i got 23 mph average once, but this was a 2.5 mile commute. Plus it's downhill the entire way. Return trip was 14 mph average. You have any lights to deal with?
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