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Old 05-24-09, 07:06 PM
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old commute 7 miles flat ground mtb w/slicks 15-16mph
old commute 7 miles flat ground road bike 17-18mph
new commute 37 miles road bike w/too much climbing 14.5-16mph
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Old 05-25-09, 07:43 AM
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About 12mph for me. I have a 16 mile one way commute and if I take the most direct route, it takes me about 1:15. This past week, the headwinds were brutal so it was a bit slower. I also have several traffic light stops as I wind my way through 6 towns, 3 counties to get to and from work. For my ride home, my commute mileage is about 18 since I purposely circumnavigate some of the less-than-favorable parts of one city on the route.
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Old 05-25-09, 02:35 PM
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Still no one has noticed my spaceballs reference. There you go. I must point it out.
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Old 05-25-09, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Still no one has noticed my spaceballs reference. There you go. I must point it out.

They've gone to plaid!

(I did notice)
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Old 05-25-09, 04:56 PM
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The town has a little trailer with a speed display. They move all over the place for 3-4 days at a time. When I stumble on to it, I'm usually at 16 mph's & go by it at 23. Then I slow down again.
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Old 05-25-09, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeshoup View Post

They've gone to plaid!

(I did notice)
You are a good man.
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Old 05-25-09, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Still no one has noticed my spaceballs reference. There you go. I must point it out.
What are spaceball references? Is it related to wearing too tight lycra bibs?
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Old 05-25-09, 05:24 PM
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lol

No, the movie.
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Old 05-25-09, 07:13 PM
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17.3 mph on my morning commute
16.6 mph on a 100 mile ride
I have logged 20 mph on a 60 mile ride last summer
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Old 05-25-09, 07:55 PM
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I agree that it's totally useless to pay any attention to your speed when you're commuting. It can be kind of fun, though.

According to my cycle computer, my top speed today was 99.9 mph. I'm not quite sure that's right, though, because I was riding uphill at the time, and I don't have any bugs in my teeth.

My average speed on my commute, no matter how fast I ride between stops, is about 10-12 mph, mostly because of steep hills and fairly heavy urban traffic. That is, I have to stop and/or slow down every few minutes. On flat ground with no wind, my moving average is about 17-20 mph. On a good, hard uphill stretch, it can be as low as 6 mph; going down a big hill, I don't feel comfortable going faster than 30 mph, so I don't even try to exceed that.
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Old 05-26-09, 11:13 AM
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My avg. is about 15 MPH w/o stops. I don't have a computer and don't feel compelled to get one - this is based on observed time and distance.
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Old 05-26-09, 11:24 AM
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I don't know. I started to install a computer on my bike but haven't deciphered the manual yet. I think it's 13 mph end-to-end (i.e. not cruising speed) on the way in to work. It's almost completely uphill to work.
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Old 05-26-09, 12:41 PM
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The average ranges from 12 - 20. I think just going out and riding is more important than paying attention to the mileage.
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Old 05-26-09, 01:00 PM
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I track all these things. For me its fun and gives me a baseline for improvement. Also since my commute is generally on the same roads and same time day after day, trying to impove my time is another way to spice things up.

Any way my avg speed for the month of May is 17.39 which includes commuting miles and other miles - 640 so far.
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Old 05-26-09, 01:06 PM
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When out on the open road, with little traffic. And it's flat. Normal speec. about 15- 17. Sometimes, when I am feeling good, maybe a little over 20 . for awhile at least.. Uphill. Not so good. Depends on the grade.
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Old 05-26-09, 02:34 PM
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For what it's worth, since everyone's rides are different - average 35 minutes to cover just over 7 miles on my hybrid, so around 12 mph. That's door to door, not moving time. Actual rolling speed is probably around 14 mph avg., but like others, I don't have a computer on the bike, just Google Maps, a stopwatch and a calculator.

Most of my ride is MUPs, but there are some lights along the way (one VERY long one in particular) that always seem to be red. And then there's the wind... oh, the wind. the MUPs are right along the river, so when the wind blows, it becomes either an unfelt blessing or a cursed pain in the arse!!!

Still no one has noticed my spaceballs reference. There you go. I must point it out.
Got it and loved it. The Back to the Future reference was great, too!
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Summer: Good Avg is 16

Summer with law enforcement officials waving me through intersections: 20

Winter: Double digits on a good day.
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Old 05-26-09, 03:55 PM
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twenty
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Old 05-26-09, 07:16 PM
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8.86639113 × 10-13 Parsecs per hr on a good day.
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Old 05-26-09, 07:20 PM
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about 10-12 mph (15-20 kph) on my commute, maybe closer to 20-25 kph on longer rides (less traffic, no stopsigns/lights).
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Up to 40 mile rides I average 18 to 21 mph, and on longer rides 17 to 18.5 mph with stops.These numbers are on my Cannondale six13. On my Trek Hybrid I average around 15 mph up to around 30 miles.
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Old 05-26-09, 10:11 PM
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As commuters, we're more alert to safety and surroundings than concentrating on average speed. However, cadence and speed do help indicate fitness. Of course, there's wind, weather, terrain, equipment (e.g., type bike, tires...), extra "baggage" etc.--all of which factor and make each of our commutes unique.

FWIW, mine's a mere 6 miles--some cross/tailwind and slightly downhill going to work; opposite for the return. I just replaced my tires and am seeing some gains. Going to work, I average 16.5 mph and 14.5 mph returning home. This is on-bike commuting average, excludes time stopped, but does include decel/accel to the intersection.
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Old 05-27-09, 06:30 PM
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About 7mph to work, about 28 back. I live next to big hill. My work is at the top of the hill.
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Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
about 13-14 including stops. Should be higher without, as everytime I look at my computer while cruising it is around 15-18. I hate stopping
This is almost exactly my experience, also. Some days, when I'm feeling good and really push it, I can end up with a round trip of 16ish, but 13-14 is right for about 90% of my days.
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Originally Posted by EKW in DC View Post
For what it's worth, since everyone's rides are different - average 35 minutes to cover just over 7 miles on my hybrid, so around 12 mph. That's door to door, not moving time. Actual rolling speed is probably around 14 mph avg., but like others, I don't have a computer on the bike, just Google Maps, a stopwatch and a calculator.

Most of my ride is MUPs, but there are some lights along the way (one VERY long one in particular) that always seem to be red. And then there's the wind... oh, the wind. the MUPs are right along the river, so when the wind blows, it becomes either an unfelt blessing or a cursed pain in the arse!!!



Got it and loved it. The Back to the Future reference was great, too!
MVT can definitely be windy... I'm glad I found a shorter route that doesn't involve it.
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