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How Fast Can You Ride Alone?

Old 01-19-12, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 ...
Mmmmmmm, I like mine a la mode....
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Old 01-19-12, 02:58 PM
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im about 225lbs and over 30-40 I can do it right around 17mph with about 1500-2000ft of climbing, im hoping to be sub 200lbs in a few months and much faster
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I don't know what my speed is, but I'd just like to interject that "flat" is about 10x easier than "almost flat".
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Originally Posted by Nachoman
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 ...
... 208

And that completes the amount I have memorized.
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Old 01-19-12, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
Yeah when did this become about my dog again?

Here he is:

It's a mix of 1/2 husky and 1/4 boxer with another 1/4 of stafford.
it's ALWAYS about your dog.

that is one god damn good looking animal.

i want to touch him.
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Old 01-19-12, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wkg
i want to touch him.
You can't ... I told him about you not believing his awesomeness and now he wants to bite your hands off. I can't blame him.
Believe me: he looks all cute in that picture but he's got a nasty growl and nasty sharp teeth. He's been in a couple of fights with other dogs and he immediately transforms into a raving monster scaring the **** out of everyone. I guess it's his stafford-genes.
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
You can't ... I told him about you not believing his awesomeness and now he wants to bite your hands off. I can't blame him.
Believe me: he looks all cute in that picture but he's got a nasty growl and nasty sharp teeth. He's been in a couple of fights with other dogs and he immediately transforms into a raving monster scaring the **** out of everyone. I guess it's his stafford-genes.
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Originally Posted by Runner 1
... 208

And that completes the amount I have memorized.
Not bad ... but not great either.
Some weird belgian guy remembered a thousand and more of those and was able to say the first 500 decimals backwards on a live show
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Old 01-19-12, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
What the hell, I'll bite: https://app.strava.com/rides/3296829
You're a faster man than I, Gunga Din! https://connect.garmin.com/activity/140013886
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45 miles I avg 17.6 mph and a very windy day.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/109599145

I'm also 180lbs 5feet 7 inches. A lot of muscle mass due to my old hobbie bodybuilding. Working on loosing a good 30lbs of fatty tissue lol

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Old 01-19-12, 05:01 PM
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[QUOTE=WHOOOSSHHH...;13739970]
Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver
I bet it ticks you off when the whippets pass you on climbs like you were parked.QUOTE]

Actually they do, and it does
It is the little oldies in walkers that get me... first they get on your wheel and then you hear ka thump ka thump ka thump and then they pull alongside, give you the look and cackle as they drop you.

They train in the mall all winter so are in pretty good shape by spring.

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Old 01-19-12, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver

It is the little oldies in walkers that get me... first they get on your wheel and then you hear ka thump ka thump ka thump and then they pull alongside, give you the look and cackle as they drop you.

They train in the mall all winter so are in pretty good shape by spring.

Hilarious
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Old 01-19-12, 05:27 PM
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i've done 40-50 mile rides on my mountain bike with street tires averageing 14-15mph. I just got a road bike but unfortunatley there is this big snow storm that is preventing me from trying her out. On short 20mile rides i was averaging around 18 on the new one. I way 210, working on that though.
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Old 01-19-12, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
Why then is the TDF average around 25 mph ?
Not when they are racing.

Throw in a few 180km mountain top finish stages and the overall average comes down.

There will be stages where an early break goes and the group rides piano for 60 minutes until someone decides to limit the break, goes to the front and dropes the hamer. The overall speed for the stage will still be in the low 40kph but not representative of the actual 'racing speeds'.

Also, what many people don't seem to understand is that it's not that top pros are sooo much faster than a decently fast person but that they are faster, longer, day in and day out and that even bad climbers still fly up must stuff by comparisson.
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Old 01-19-12, 08:40 PM
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My longest solo staying at 20mph: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/102815531
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Old 01-19-12, 09:49 PM
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my typical "I don't want to bring food" ride. I'm usually in the low 30km/h on avg.
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On a 30-mile ride, I'll average from 16 to 18-mph. But that includes some climbing to get home. Otherwise it's 19 to 20-mph on rollers.
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Today's pretty flatish ride: https://app.strava.com/rides/3468969

Chili cheese fries DO NOT help my speed. Ate some 15 minutes before I left.
BTW I weigh 118lbs, not really fast on flat rides.

EDIT: it was kinda windy too

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Old 01-20-12, 03:46 AM
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32.8kmh/20.4mph over 180km/112m
IMNZ 2007 on a road bike with aero bars slapped on them, weighed 102kg/225lbs at that time
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Originally Posted by PartyPat
32.8kmh/20.4mph over 180km/112m
IMNZ 2007 on a road bike with aero bars slapped on them, weighed 102kg/225lbs at that time
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