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 07-20-12, 12:44 PM
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Easy quiz

I met some friends for a 60 mile breakfast ride this morning.There were 7 bikes. 5 Waterfords, 1 Colnago and,of course, 1 Trek.
Tell me the average age of the riders and the average speed of the ride. This should be easy based on the bikes!
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IDK but the way these usually go is the guy on the cheapest bike was the fastest and they slowed down from there as bike price went up.

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Old 07-20-12, 12:50 PM
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60 mile morning ride on a weekday...are you employed?
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Age 65

Avg Speed 13mph
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Trick question. Dudes on the Waterfords all used to race on Paramounts and still race Masters.
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I'll bet the guy on the Colnago had a hard time keeping up to those other quality bikes
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Which bike is red?
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Originally Posted by thump55 View Post
I'll bet the guy on the Colnago had a hard time keeping up to those other quality bikes
Probably, every slow guy I knows rides a Colnago. Especially that Voekler guy.
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I'm sure the guy on the Trek is the one who was concerned about average speed.
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55 years old and 19 mph.
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The answer is......... 65 year old average. 17.2 average speed. The guy on the Trek pulled most of the way and is 79 years old.
Take it easy on the Colnago,it's mine.
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Well 27.68 km/h is not like super fast either. It is ok for guys that age IMO.
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^^ yeah, good one debbie downer. 17 at 65 and the oldest guy is nearly 80. f***, thats my goal. go job guys.
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Since this is the 41 and you are in flat Iowa why was the Trek sandbagging so much?
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Originally Posted by slushlover2 View Post
The answer is......... 65 year old average. 17.2 average speed. The guy on the Trek pulled most of the way and is 79 years old.
Take it easy on the Colnago,it's mine.
I had the age correct. I want a cookie.
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
Since this is the 41 and you are in flat Iowa why was the Trek sandbagging so much?
We rode in Illinois, it's much hillier than Iowa!
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Well 27.68 km/h is not like super fast either. It is ok for guys that age IMO.
Haven't ridden lots of hills have you
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That's funny because I'm 47yo and yesterday I went on a 40-mile ride and my average was exactly 17.2 mph. I guess this is why I don't go on group rides!
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Originally Posted by slushlover2 View Post
The answer is......... 65 year old average. 17.2 average speed. The guy on the Trek pulled most of the way and is 79 years old.
Now thats good stuff right there!
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Trick question. Dudes on the Waterfords all used to race on Paramounts and still race Masters.
truth! and they do 400ks for warmups
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
Since this is the 41 and you are in flat Iowa why was the Trek sandbagging so much?
Be easy, that guy is 79...
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