Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-23-00, 10:55 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by steve671:
What would be a good average speed for a 15 mile ride for a non racer.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depending on the terrain , probably around 16-18 mph. For 15 miles you could go "real" hard and get 18-20 though? Many factors can contribute to average speed though.
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Old 05-23-00, 11:13 PM
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What would be a good average speed for a 15 mile ride for a non racer.
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Old 05-24-00, 09:30 PM
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Well thats good to hear. I just started road biking and I have been able to average 19.5mph for 15 miles. 21.9mph for 6 miles. I guess the real test is to see how far I can push the miles at that speed.
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Old 05-25-00, 12:25 AM
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On flat terrain, a cat 2 cyclist should be able to average approximately 25 mph, over 15 miles, riding in the range 3 to 4 heart zones.
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Old 05-25-00, 08:40 AM
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Would you mind explaining the different catagories, I have no idea what they mean.
Thanks
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Originally Posted by Snowplug
On flat terrain, a cat 2 cyclist should be able to average approximately 25 mph, over 15 miles, riding in the range 3 to 4 heart zones.
are you serious? i average 20 mph on a slight uphill for 20 miles, on my hybrid bike, every day...
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Old 03-12-07, 10:39 PM
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30 mph.
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what kind of headwind? what kind of tail wind? cross winds? did you eat/hydrate enough leading up to the ride? get enough sleep the days prior? have you been training? did you hit the gym the day before? are you fit to your bike? is your bike fit to you? how fit are you? any stoplights? how much traffic? how aero of a position are you in? do you have sub 900 gram 2 bazillion mm deep rims? are you drafting anyone? is anyone drafting you? are you TT'ing? hungover? EPO? are you towing a child? are you on a tandem? are you sprinting the whole way? is it up hill? is it down hill? is it raining? is it snowing? is sulfer raining down from the sky? blah blah blah words stuff blah...

...too many variables out there to say anything worthwhile about average speeds...average speeds are worthless.. just ride. If you want to analyze something, then go with heart rate and heart rate zones... much more interesting
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch
are you serious? i average 20 mph on a slight uphill for 20 miles, on my hybrid bike, every day...
Pretty sure I gotta throw a flag on this one....
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Originally Posted by cedricbosch
are you serious? i average 20 mph on a slight uphill for 20 miles, on my hybrid bike, every day...

you're going the opposite direction of the uphill right?
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Originally Posted by CycleAloha
Pretty sure I gotta throw a flag on this one....
+1 Unless your name is lance
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Originally Posted by Geoff326
you're going the opposite direction of the uphill right?
The 30mph tailwind also might have helped a little.
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