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Average Speed - Teens

Old 07-27-04, 06:31 PM
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Average Speed - Teens

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I was just wondering how fast other teens around my age average for say, an hour. I'm 15, and i'm not on a team/club, and i average around 17.5mph for an hour over rolling terrain. I just want to see how i compare with others my age.

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Old 07-27-04, 07:46 PM
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on rolling terrain...if feeling good I could hold 20 for an hour (im 17)...haven't done much training so yeah. TYhat reminds me I need to go out now for a ride. cya.
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Old 07-27-04, 08:14 PM
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i'm 17. Tonight i rode for 70 minutes, 22 miles, while holding an 18.7 average speed. i don't have much serious training under my belt yet, so i'm sure my times will improve.
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hey, im 15 and i can hold 20 miles an hour for about 45 minutes
my best rides so far are holding a avrg of 18.5 for 38 miles(flat) and 16.2 for 49 miles(mostly flat, 3 major 1/4 mile climbs)...... but those were my really good days and iv been riding for almost two years. ohh ya and i ride a 2004 specialized Allez (entry level road racing bike) ......what are you guys riding to get these speeds?
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Old 07-28-04, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ChAnMaN
hey, im 15 and i can hold 20 miles an hour for about 45 minutes
my best rides so far are holding a avrg of 18.5 for 38 miles(flat) and 16.2 for 49 miles(mostly flat, 3 major 1/4 mile climbs)...... but those were my really good days and iv been riding for almost two years. ohh ya and i ride a 2004 specialized Allez (entry level road racing bike) ......what are you guys riding to get these speeds?
I have a MongoosePro...it's a road bike and i'm saying that b/c i thought that Mongoose only makes mountain and BMX bikes. It cost me only $300 and i hope i get a trek bike for my b-day ...which is next Jan
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It might be pertinent to include what kind of bike you're riding and over what kind of terrain.
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mtb - 15mph over hilly/rocky terrain.

roadie - 20mph average over hilly/flat terrain.

I can hold these speeds for about an hour and a half. oh yeah, and im 15 August 22.
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Around 14 mph on an old Raliegh MTbike with slick tires. Its very hilly around here not alot of flat land. I'm 17 btw.
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Originally Posted by operator
It might be pertinent to include what kind of bike you're riding and over what kind of terrain.
And I'd add whether there's a headwind, tailwind, crosswind, or no wind, too.
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Old 07-30-04, 10:15 PM
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I am 18. I have no bike computer or odometer since I don't have a lot of money. I did find out that the loop I ride is 23.6 miles with my car though. The terrain has two larger climbs one is an extremely steep grade, but because it is on a backroad it's never been measured. That is about .5 miles. The other hill is slightly lighter, but it is a longer stretch at 2.4 miles. I do both uphill (my house is in a place where everything kind of drops off to become level), because of the way I do the loop. About 1/3 of the loop is full of rolling hills. Another 2/5 is pretty flat with a few long inclines, no big deal. One sprint because of a few unchained, unchecked dogs. I could stare them down, but what's the fun in that? That's about all. I do that loop in just a shade under an hour with average winds. No wind, it's about 5-10 minutes faster, and with high wind it's only 5 minutes slower. I lose that 5 minutes almost all on the rolling hills. I don't know how strong of a rider I am. I just know that my friends despise riding with me, because they can't keep up on hills, and lose even more time on flat lands.
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