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Old 05-19-03, 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Rev.Chuck
Smelly, I think where all these guys are coming from is like this, this is how I look at it anyway: I ride a fair amount and have ridden for a long time, it is hilly where I live and if I do a twenty miler,say, ride into work, it takes me a little over an hour. My best average ever was 19.5 miles per hour. So based on my time, yours seems high. I don't think I could maintain a 24mph average for more than a few miles and I would probably shoot my heart out of my chest doing it.
I never said my average was 24, I said it was 15!!!!!!!!! Stop putting words in my mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-03, 06:26 PM
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they got 24 by dividing distance by the time (you probably already know that)....dont get too hung up on things though if u feel good about it then thats good enough

btw 30 miles is very good..u riding with a partner?
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Old 05-19-03, 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by Rev.Chuck
Smelly, I think where all these guys are coming from is like this, this is how I look at it anyway: I ride a fair amount and have ridden for a long time, it is hilly where I live and if I do a twenty miler,say, ride into work, it takes me a little over an hour. My best average ever was 19.5 miles per hour. So based on my time, yours seems high. I don't think I could maintain a 24mph average for more than a few miles and I would probably shoot my heart out of my chest doing it.
Chuck,
Doing a daily 14 miler in 52 minutes (today) is pretty rough on me. I swear it is uphill all the way. My average today was 16.15 mph. My last 4 miles is downhill, a very low downhill, I can hit the top gears and really burn for the last 3 miles. I spend the 1st downhill mile recovering from the harder uphill. This is probably the best that I have done, or could do, right now. I would like to work up to a 20 mile daily before the end of the summer, but I feel as if I really have my hands full now. The bummer is that I work 10 hour shifts, so I have 2 hours less per day to get it done. - Ted
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Old 05-19-03, 07:48 PM
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Smelly,

Here is some math.

30 miles / 1.25 hours = 24 MPH average.

Assuming you hit 30 MPH downhill, and did that for 15 miles (.5 hour), you would still have to maintain a speed of 20 MPH in the flats and on the hills for the remaining 15 miles (.75 hour).
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Old 05-19-03, 08:43 PM
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more math:

well let's just say that for 50 minutes, you were travelling at 30mph. in 50 minutes you would've covered 25 miles. so that leaves you 25 minutes to cover another 5 miles, which would mean you had to travel 12mph for the next 25 minutes.

but you said you average 15mph for that ride. which by definition means, in 1 hour, you can travel 15 miles. doesn't matter if you hit 30mph downhill (by which the above example says you have to do it for at least 50 minutes straight to get even close to a 30 mile ride in 1.25 hours). so, if you are going 15mph on average (average meaning you are taking into consideration your slowest and fastest speed throughout the whole ride), then the most you can travel in 1.25 hours is 18.75 miles.

unless you're using some new math that i don't know about.
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Old 05-19-03, 08:50 PM
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As Rodney once said "Can't we all just get along?". No matter what the math says 30 miles on a mountain bike is a good ride. Just keep riding.
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Old 05-19-03, 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by MI_rider
As Rodney once said "Can't we all just get along?". No matter what the math says 30 miles on a mountain bike is a good ride. Just keep riding.
30 miles is nothing. I was alot better when I was in high school. Back then I could ride 50-70 miles in a day, but I was also only 205 pounds. Today Iv got a much nicer bike, better clothes and shoes w/ clipless toe pedels. Give me a few months and I should be back.
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Originally posted by MI_rider
As Rodney once said "Can't we all just get along?". No matter what the math says 30 miles on a mountain bike is a good ride. Just keep riding.
That's true enough. But smelly asked for opinions on how he was doing. Since the math doesn't add up, that is kinda hard to do (at least with any value) and I have no idea why he is upset when people have pointed out the problem with the math.

I mean, consider the possibilities, depending on which part of his report is accurate:

He averaged 15 mph for 75 minutes - thus he actually rode around 18 miles, not 30.

Or he rode 30 miles in 75 minutes, so his average speed is actually an astounding 24 mph aveverage, not 15 mph.

Or he rode 30 miles at an average of 15 mph, thus his trip was actually 2 hours long, not 75 minutes.

If he wants opinions, we need to know what the correct numbers are because at least one must be wrong. If more than one is wrong, it may be hopeless.

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Old 05-20-03, 05:37 AM
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OK, it's put-up-or-shut-up time. I live near Rochester, and once my sprained ankle heals, I'll take you to task by riding with you for a couple of hours. Heck, I'll even do it on my touring bike, loaded with gear and running a dyno-hub light if you want! We'll start in Henrietta, ride up through Wheatland, down to Mumford, then traverse over toward Mendon before returning. Ready for some hills, boy??
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Originally posted by MI_rider
As Rodney once said "Can't we all just get along?". No matter what the math says 30 miles on a mountain bike is a good ride. Just keep riding.
I did?
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Old 05-20-03, 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by smelly
30 miles is nothing. I was alot better when I was in high school. Back then I could ride 50-70 miles in a day, but I was also only 205 pounds. Today Iv got a much nicer bike, better clothes and shoes w/ clipless toe pedels. Give me a few months and I should be back.
WOW!
That will be great! At your rate, in about a year, you will be going so fast that you'll get there 5 minutes before you start. I wish I could do that!
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Old 05-20-03, 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by D*Alex
OK, it's put-up-or-shut-up time. I live near Rochester, and once my sprained ankle heals, I'll take you to task by riding with you for a couple of hours. Heck, I'll even do it on my touring bike, loaded with gear and running a dyno-hub light if you want! We'll start in Henrietta, ride up through Wheatland, down to Mumford, then traverse over toward Mendon before returning. Ready for some hills, boy??
oh look, you're trying to be funny again!!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-03, 09:05 PM
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8 3/4.



(I gave you a 16 1/2--scale 1 - 10--until I realized your math needed work, so I subtracted 7 3/4.)
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