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  1. #1
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    my commute (road)

    At A Glance:
    Total Distance: 10 miles
    Total Time: 41 minutes
    Total Climbing: 1 mile, 480'
    Average Speed: 14.6 mph
    Top Speed: 49.3mph

    All done on my hardtail with 1.5 slicks

    Details:
    1st Leg: all down hill - 1.8 miles, 975'
    2nd Leg: rolling road - 4.9 miles, no significant elevation change
    3rd Leg: 2 short climbs - first climb is .7 miles, 290' - progressive hill... the further you go, the steeper it gets - second climb is .3 miles, 190', also progressive
    4th Leg: all downhill - 1.8 miles, 511'


    My ride home should be just the opposite... so now I get to climb up those big hills ... total climbing should be something like 3.6 miles and 1486'

    Since a few of you were posting this last week, the fastest I could spin and still keep resistance at the cranks was 41.2mph. After that, I couldn't keep up.
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    My Commute

    Basically flat terrain (1 very steep short [<1/4 mi] hill)
    7.5 miles each way
    Wind is usually a significant factor (coastal Connecticut)
    Max speed usually around 28-31 mph
    Ave speed usually around 15.5-17.5 (again, the wind is always messin' with me)
    Time ~ 27:00 minutes
    Bike: Kona Hoss (HT) with 1.95" Specialized Armadillo's

    But who's keeping track???
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    Sure, why not:

    28 miles each way
    +/- 2000 ft elevation gain
    avg speed on the way in - 14 mph
    on the way home - 21 mph
    slowest section @ about 8mph
    max speed - 43 mph
    This is all on the road bike though, now way Id want to do it on the MTB

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonpt
    Top Speed: 49.3mph
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    Where is this section of road that lets you hit this speed? Have you calibrated your computer with your correct wheel size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justen
    Where is this section of road that lets you hit this speed? Have you calibrated your computer with your correct wheel size?
    Here is a partial profile of the hill from the local road racing club. I actually ride more of the hill than they do, but this gives you a good idea. I hit that speed around the 1300' mark. And yes... my computer is correct... I doublechecked the distances with the odometer on my truck. I assume that if the distances are correct, the speed is as well.

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    That makes this flat-lander's ears pop just lloking at it......
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    here we go, cats eye died last fall but if i remember:

    distance each way: 15.8 km (about 10 miles)
    terrain: downtown Toronto, cars parked at curb, street car tracks on about 50%, buses on the rest
    climbs: about 500' out of the humber valley
    time in: 35 minutes (mostly downhill towards Lake Ontario)
    time home: 55 minutes (all uphill)
    average speed: doesn't mean much as red light sequence, street cars, opening cars doors vary each day...crazy pedestrians too
    wind is a factor, usually NW, i'm SE in, NW out
    Bike: Schwinn Sierra 700 GLS Hybrid, Sram 5.0 drive train, 700x38 tires (spring-fall)
    Raleigh Materhorn MTB with road bike drive train (52/39 crank, 6 sprocket cassette), canti
    brakes 1.95 specialized flakjackets (winter/snow)

    have learned that street car tracks offer no traction in the rain

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    Going from memory:

    distance each way: 2 miles
    terrain: small town residential streets
    climbs: about 20 feet
    time in: 10 minutes
    time home: 10 minutes
    Bike: 198? Specialized Rockhopper rigid, 21 speed, Tektro V-brakes

    If I take the long way home:

    distance: 10 miles
    terrain: rural highway, fireroad, singletrack
    climbs: 1200' and 150'
    time home: who cares, I'm ridin!


    Now that it's drying out and warming up, I'll be taking the long road more.

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