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    What is your speed?? Post your Stats!!

    I used a trip computer for the first time this morning. Whats your average speed? I know there are several factors that affect speed, so list them.
    I have a 2 mile commute. Relatively flat for the most part; a short couple uphills, followed by downhills. Setup is a Hardrock Sport with Kenda Komfort tires. Moving average only made it to 12.4mph, max was 19.4mph and took me 11 minutes.
    So what are your stats??

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    I don't use cyclocomputers. On my IRO Mark V my average speed is about 20mph for most distances.

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    On my short ride to work today (3.33 miles) I averaged 14.3mph with a max of 21.4mph.

    I'll edit the post after I ride home, as it tends to be slower. I believe there's a slight, almost imperceptible downhill when I ride to work that I have to fight against when I ride home.

    The bike is a stock 2008 Marin Bolinas Ridge. The Tires are, as quoted from Marin's website, "Kenda Koyote, 26" x 2.1", Knobby". As far as the commute, it seems mostly flat except for one slight uphill that leads to a fun downhill where I usually hit my max speed for the day. Then I have to ride over a bridge that's a decent incline on both sides. Obviously. going home is the opposite.

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    Average speed on true flat sections: 17.5 mph (looking down at the Nav unit)

    Average overall trip speed (including up and down hills - elevation varies between 120 feet above sea level to almost 600 feet above sea level) -- 15 mph

    This is according to my Garmin eTrex Summit. Bike is a 2001 Trek 8000 with a carbon rigid fork and Bontrager satellite 1.5 slicks. The bike weighs about 22 lbs. The eTrex is pretty accurate - I took it out in my car and the speedometer read the same as my car's speedometer. The average is something that the eTrex figures out. Great unit for $200. Color, Navigation, etc.

    These stats were based on a 20.5 mile trip that took me 1 hour and 23 minutes.

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    Wow, 20.5 mile commute; thats intense. My figures were based on my eTrex Venture HC that I just got, fun new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08HardRock
    Wow, 20.5 mile commute; thats intense. My figures were based on my eTrex Venture HC that I just got, fun new toy.
    My normal commute from home to work is 7 miles one way. Sometimes I have to go to customers' houses to check things out and the commute can increase to 15 miles. Sometimes, I just point the bike in one direction and keep going (you know how it is).

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    I am pretty excited to say that I rode to work for the first time today. I don't have an odometer, though, I would say it is a little over four miles. Next thime I drive to work I'm gonna take the route I rode to check it with GPS. I was feeling good getting home in excactly 20 minutes. This was while riding my Ventana Salty with a Maverick DUC 32 up front, and some Maxis Crossmark 2.1 tires. I have been looking into a commuter bike but decided I better ride to work before commiting the money. All of this at over 100 degrees here in Fort Worth. Sorry for the rant... but I'm pumped!!!

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    Over 3,752 miles so far this year, my average is 14.01 mph. A bit slower than the same point in time last year, but I'm doing a whole lot more miles, and a lot more "utility" riding than simply getting out and hitting the road like last year.

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    I just got a new computer on Saturday after my old Cateye Mitty 2 expired.
    Now I have a Cateye Enduro 8.

    After yestersays 5-1/2 hour ride totalling 54KM (33.55 mi) I am averaging 26km/h (16.15mph) and a max speed of 59.5 km/h or 36.97 mph.

    I have a XC 1999 Raleigh frame with knoby Specialized Hardrocker tires and a CamelBak full of water, food and tools.
    Where am I? And how the hell did I get here?

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    My average speed varies a lot depending on the timing of the lights. For my 3.54m ride my times can be between 10 minutes and 18 minutes. Today my average speed on the way in was 17.7mph (including time waiting for lights), last Friday my round trip speed came in at 14.5mph but I tucked in an extra 20 miles on the way home (again a lot of time at lights).

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    August 1:

    24.96 mi (6.93 mi uphill, 7.01 mi downhill, 11.01 mi flat)
    1113 ft total ascent (1096 ft descent) - 3.6 % uphill grade, 3.5 % downhill grade
    11:08:25 total time (1:39:11 moving, 9:29:14 stopped)
    0:03:58 pace (15.1 mph average speed, 33.2 mph max speed)

    August 2:

    24.98 mi (6.85 mi uphill, 7.71 mi downhill, 10.38 mi flat)
    1093 ft total ascent (1228 ft descent) - 3.6 % uphill grade, 3.8 % downhill grade
    11:12:09 total time (1:50:18 moving, 9:21:51 stopped)
    0:04:23 pace (13.6 mph average speed, 32.9 mph max speed)

    August 4: (had to go to the lab for blood work and no food for 12 hours before - ugh!)

    27.10 mi (7.30 mi uphill, 8.05 mi downhill, 11.73 mi flat)
    1254 ft total ascent (1309 ft descent) - 3.6 % uphill grade, 3.6 % downhill grade
    12:07:21 total time (1:53:53 moving, 10:13:28 stopped)
    0:04:11 pace (14.3 mph average speed, 31.9 mph max speed)

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    37.1 max speed, on my old bike. was stolen, and i havent found a cyclocomputer yet for my new bike. i'm sure the new bike will be faster, and i've got a sick hill i'm ready to bomb and post videos of as soon as i get camera/pc.

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    For a few days, there was a digital speed tailor thing from the local police dept on a flat section that claimed I was going 19 mph in a 20-25mph zone. Funny, I did a google search, and look what I found...19mph, limit 25mph. 7 miles each way with 2 big hills. Usually do it in 25 minutes....so average is about 17mph.
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    Here's the export from my spreadsheet...
    The first row is my first commute. Just set a new record yesterday...sub 26 min...knobby tires and everything!

    Avg. Speed Distance Trip Time
    9.86 7.17 36:26:00
    13.26 7.17 33:00:00
    12.24 6.97 34:11:00
    12.35 6.97 33:29:00
    13.96 6.97 29:59:00
    14.1 6.87 29:17:00
    14.79 6.87 27:55:00
    14.64 7.12 29:05:00
    14.88 6.89 27:47:00
    14.97 6.89 27:38:00
    15.26 6.88 27:06:00
    6.97 33:06:00
    15.35 6.89 26:56:00
    14 6.91 29:39:00
    14.41 6.89 28:42:00
    14.95 6.88 27:38:00
    14.18 6.89 29:09:00
    14.53 6.89 28:28:00
    14.93 6.88 27:24:00
    15.09 6.89 27:25:00
    14.67 6.9 28:14:00
    14.87 6.9 27:46:00
    14.545 6.9 28:32:00
    15.93 6.89 25:59:00

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    speed average

    Speed average is always around 12 something with traffic lights.Computer takes into account slowing down,stopped at zero and getting back up to speed.Your actual mean average still wouldn't that impressive(Just a wild guess.) @15,16 or so.

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    I usally average 13 moving on a 30lbs HT and a backpack full of tools and shopping.

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    I hit 50 km/h down the big hill, and then around 40 km/h for the sprint across downtown. I have no idea what my average speed is.

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    Here is my commute to work and back (37 miles round trip). I typically average 15.5 to 16 MPH. (Start and end elevations are a lilttle different because I did not wait for my EDGE 705 altitude to settle out before I started).
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    Duplicate.

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    It is an eight mile ride each direction for me, slightly downhill into work and up on the way home. Depending on the day time can vary from 20-30 minutes going in, usually a pretty mellow pace so I don't work up a sweat. There are no showers at my office so not overheating is something I keep in mind.

    The way home is 22-40, again depending on if I'm trying to be fast or not (usually right at 30 for a mellow ride). As a racer there are a lot of times I'll use the uphill effort on the way home as an interval, especially if I'm crunched for time on a given day/week.

    Here is the cool fact, drive time from my house to the building I work in 30 minutes. There are a few people who live within a block or two of me who I work with. I've bet all of them I can make it home faster then they can and never lost a bet.
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