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    Smile Average speed, 18.2 mph

    Okay, so it wasn't the fastest ride or the longest (56.81 miles), but it was still better than sitting in front of the computer at work wishing I was outside doing something. It was hot and I felt sorta icky, but it's all good.
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    Okay...you could have averaged 18kph and it still would have been better than sitting on the couch IMO. As long as you're riding that is all that matters.
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    Absolutely. I did a comfortable 26 miles before lunch today - spotting deer along the way, saw some trout down in the river, listened to the birds sing. All around wonderful time, and all my 62-year-old legs pumped out was 14.5 mph. At least I was faster than all the hybrid riders and recumbants I passed (grinning).

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    Some call Labor Day weekend the official "end of summer". The days are getting shorter my friends, but right now it's warm and sunny and soon enough I'll be carping about the cold and snow.
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    I average 35mph, uphill, both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhymenocerus View Post
    I average 35mph, uphill, both ways.
    I only did 34mph, but I was benching two clowns.

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    At this point to average 18.2 for that distance I would be extremely happy. In fact, I was super pleased with that exact speed on a 16.5 mile ride yesterday, all flat. It's all relative my friend! (and I smoked some recumbents and beach cruisers as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony_boi View Post
    At this point to average 18.2 for that distance I would be extremely happy. In fact, I was super pleased with that exact speed on a 16.5 mile ride yesterday, all flat. It's all relative my friend! (and I smoked some recumbents and beach cruisers as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhymenocerus View Post
    I average 35mph, uphill, both ways.
    ...backwards

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    That's an excellent average speed if doing it solo. If I can keep it over 15 mph I am doing well after all the lights, intersections and braking for cars. I gather you were riding on open, flat stretches with no need to brake for traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Some call Labor Day weekend the official "end of summer". The days are getting shorter my friends, but right now it's warm and sunny and soon enough I'll be carping about the cold and snow.
    Definitely not the end of summer down here in AR...it's supposed to be 100 degrees and like 80% humidity on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sisophous View Post
    That's an excellent average speed if doing it solo. If I can keep it over 15 mph I am doing well after all the lights, intersections and braking for cars. I gather you were riding on open, flat stretches with no need to brake for traffic.
    Wasn't the flattest route, but then it wasn't the fastest either. The more hills the slower (duh) we go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theextremist04 View Post
    Definitely not the end of summer down here in AR...it's supposed to be 100 degrees and like 80% humidity on Monday.
    Tell me about it...Issac is packing some serious humidity (I'm in STL). Did a run this morning and had to stop and ring out the shirt twice!
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    good for you

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    Summer is definitely not over yet. Here in D.C. I could not figure out why I was needing so much water on my ride today until I passed a display that read 96. It just made me more thirsty.

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    Yep, I rode out here in the boonies of MD (east of DC, south of Annapolis). It was hot and muggy. I was seriously thirsty at the end of the ride. 41 miles and it was not a flat ride. It also was not mountainous. Mostly rolling hills here in my neighborhood. My average speed was 14.6 mph.

    On shorter rides, I usually get 15 mph.
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    72 miles, 4:28, 16.0 mph, 4200 ft climbing.....for me today. Started at 7:30am cuz it was going to be too hot (88 degrees). Kinda dragging the last 30 minutes of the ride. I guess I should get up earlier., but 6:30am wake up is early enough on Saturday

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    Yeah, some vicious heat today in NY. The temp reached a high of 91F which sounds like nothing but for some reason the sun was about as bad as I can ever remember. I used my water bottle to drench my head and face several times. I've cycled many times in temps over 100 with no problem but today was brutal.

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    Great job! Keep it up!

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    nice ride.. my riding partner and i hang around 15-16.5mph average... taking alot of time to go faster.. but we have to dodge alot of people where we ride, we are trying to work up distance and consistent speed over faster.

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    Do you use Strava? If so include the link to the ride so we can see it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LubbersLine View Post
    Do you use Strava? If so include the link to the ride so we can see it?
    Becareful with STRAVA, it's addictive! It's also an excellent motavator and a good way to track your progress. I used it on vacation and it was great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LubbersLine View Post
    Do you use Strava? If so include the link to the ride so we can see it?
    Me? No I don't use Strava, I only use the Garmin website and I provided a link above.
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    That is pretty good. Nice work. I just did 83 miles over a coast range and with stops did it in just over 5 hours. I was probably in the 17-18 mph range when moving and I am pretty happy with it. My Garmin 800 was on order but not with me at the time so I am a little sloppy on the hard facts. I was pushing decently hard.

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    27 miles for me today at 15.2average.. but i havn't been riding long and my bike is junk.. so im very happy with that. as long as i get out and ride is what matters

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