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Beat my 20mph average goal today :o)

cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
edited July 2011 in Commuting general
After beating my 'under 40 minutes' goal to cycle the 12.8 miles to work I set myself another little goal of cycling my commute with an average speed of above 20mph. Well, today I beat it!

Finished Cycle: 28 Jun 2011 07:55:22
Ride Time: 37:56
Stopped Time: 1:18
Distance: 12.88 miles
Average: 20.37 miles/h
Fastest Speed: 27.20 miles/h
Ahead of Best Ride: 1:05
Calories: 845

Mile 01 - Average 18.72 miles/h
Mile 02 - Average 22.04 miles/h
Mile 03 - Average 18.54 miles/h
Mile 04 - Average 22.91 miles/h
Mile 05 - Average 20.70 miles/h
Mile 06 - Average 19.92 miles/h
Mile 07 - Average 20.78 miles/h
Mile 08 - Average 19.83 miles/h
Mile 09 - Average 23.56 miles/h
Mile 10 - Average 20.15 miles/h
Mile 11 - Average 20.24 miles/h
Mile 12 - Average 19.51 miles/h

What can I say... Well chuffed! :D

What should my next goal be?

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  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    Cloggsy, that's impressive.Genuinely.

    Your next goal should be to get out more!!
    Raymondo

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    raymondo60 wrote:
    Your next goal should be to get out more!!

    Cheers :roll: I'll try :lol:
  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    Its an impressive log you keep though Cloggsy - which cycle computer do you use?
    Raymondo

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    raymondo60 wrote:
    Its an impressive log you keep though Cloggsy - which cycle computer do you use?

    Its the CycleMeter App on the iPhone mate :wink:
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    That's bloody quick, I'm knackered if I get lucky with a tailwind and manage 18mph!
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • MoodymanMoodyman Posts: 158
    Max speed of 27mph?

    You must live in a flattish area. Still, good effort.
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    Moodyman wrote:
    Max speed of 27mph?

    You must live in a flattish area. Still, good effort.

    North Yorkshire isn't flat, but my run into work isn't too bad...
  • DaveLDaveL Posts: 188
    cloggsy wrote:
    What should my next goal be?

    What is your average speed the other way, if it's below 20mph, getting it above 20 could be your next goal :)

    Dave
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Good average for sure, my commute is too hilly to get close to that (average 16mph, max nearly 40 as an indication).

    As has been said, next target is to look at the other way or a 'round trip' average!

    Simon
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    DaveL wrote:
    cloggsy wrote:
    What should my next goal be?

    What is your average speed the other way, if it's below 20mph, getting it above 20 could be your next goal :)

    Dave

    Good call! I hadn't even thought of that :roll: :oops:
  • CyclingBantamCyclingBantam Posts: 1,299
    cloggsy wrote:
    DaveL wrote:
    cloggsy wrote:
    What should my next goal be?

    What is your average speed the other way, if it's below 20mph, getting it above 20 could be your next goal :)

    Dave

    Good call! I hadn't even thought of that :roll: :oops:

    What is your average the other way out of interest?
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    cloggsy wrote:
    DaveL wrote:
    cloggsy wrote:
    What should my next goal be?

    What is your average speed the other way, if it's below 20mph, getting it above 20 could be your next goal :)

    Dave

    Good call! I hadn't even thought of that :roll: :oops:

    What is your average the other way out of interest?

    The last time I did it, 18.08mph, but that was on the 25th May :shock:

    I normally plump for a longer route home, depending on what sort of day I've had at work... :evil: The best stress relief in the world IMHO! :lol:
  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    Would never get that here, lucky to go more than a mile without lights or traffic around here, most I have had is 16 and that was getting the lights right a few times mostly by luck of timing.
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  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    I guess that's the best bit about living in Rural North Yorkshire...

    The worst thing is people not giving you room on National Speed Limit Single Carriageway roads :shock:

    Camera getting ordered soon!
  • chrishd883chrishd883 Posts: 159
    After you achieve 20mph avg going home then.....
    why not try for 20 mph avg for the full commute?

    Good effort tho' :lol::lol:

    Does your App give you any other data? Gradients? Total ascent / descent?
    Don't have an Iphone at the moment - but interesting.

    But still wondering about an earlier post... :roll:
    Why does 27mph suggest that you live in a flattish area?
    I hit 35-38mph every day on my commute into work (And Yes! That is down hill)
    So at what "speed" does the road turn into a descent?!?!!?
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    I guess mile 2, mile 4 and mile 9 are my 'down hill' bits? :lol:

    For more info on the app, check here!
  • chrishd883chrishd883 Posts: 159
    Thanks Cloggsy - I use a Gamrin 305 at the moment.
    it's very good, but that app looks very interesting.

    My comment regarding flat / descents was related to moodyan's comment
    If a rider tells me he did 27mph, I assume a descent.
    But maybe that's becasue I'm so slow!?! :shock:
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    DaveL wrote:

    What is your average speed the other way, if it's below 20mph, getting it above 20 could be your next goal :)

    Close, but no cigar :roll:

    These were my speeds/times for today's ride home...

    Finished Cycle: 4 Jul 2011 17:11:03
    Ride Time: 38:43
    Stopped Time: 0:36
    Distance: 12.84 miles
    Average: 19.90 miles/h
    Fastest Speed: 27.30 miles/h
    Ahead of Best Ride: 3:58
    Ascent: 305 feet
    Calories: 893

    Mile 01 - Average 18.26 miles/h
    Mile 02 - Average 20.25 miles/h
    Mile 03 - Average 19.73 miles/h
    Mile 04 - Average 20.76 miles/h
    Mile 05 - Average 19.20 miles/h
    Mile 06 - Average 20.31 miles/h
    Mile 07 - Average 19.68 miles/h
    Mile 08 - Average 21.14 miles/h
    Mile 09 - Average 20.80 miles/h
    Mile 10 - Average 19.46 miles/h
    Mile 11 - Average 23.52 miles/h
    Mile 12 - Average 20.11 miles/h

    If it hadn't have been for a learner driver hesitating at a junction I'd have probably done it too :roll:

    Never mind, tomorrow is a new day 8)
  • NulliNulli Posts: 29
    What bike are you riding?

    Trek 7.5fx
  • cyberknightcyberknight Posts: 1,238
    Get a route with more hills on it and stick panniers on :)

    That is good going !!

    My route is 10 miles with 454 feet of climbing over the 1st 5 miles.

    Fully loaded panniers with work clothes, sandwiches, tools etc etc i clocked 32 minutes as a PB , normally its around 35 minutes.

    Best PB is 37 miles at an average of 19 mph unladen .

    76 miles in 4 hours 19 mins unladen.(ashbourne sportive)
    FCN 3/5/9
  • mancmannmancmann Posts: 16
    I use that app it is very very good for a free app, tell you all you need to know. I would find it hard to avg 20 odd mph tho traveling from Manchester airport to Trafford Park is just full of lights and junctions.
  • FlyingbogeyFlyingbogey Posts: 352
    Paul E wrote:
    Would never get that here, lucky to go more than a mile without lights or traffic around here, most I have had is 16 and that was getting the lights right a few times mostly by luck of timing.

    I go from SW London and along CS7 to Euston. My best average is 20.15mph with stopped time of around 9 mins due to all the flaming lights so it is do-able.

    Cloggsy i'm off to Whitby for a week in August and trying to negotiate my bike into the packing. You anywhere near there?
    Bianchi Nirone C2C FCN4
  • cloggsycloggsy Posts: 243
    Paul E wrote:
    Cloggsy i'm off to Whitby for a week in August and trying to negotiate my bike into the packing. You anywhere near there?

    I live in Bedale matie; a good hour or so away by car...
  • stuj15stuj15 Posts: 167
    Paul E wrote:
    Would never get that here, lucky to go more than a mile without lights or traffic around here, most I have had is 16 and that was getting the lights right a few times mostly by luck of timing.

    This.

    95 sets of the feckers on my 16 mile commute. My record is 17.4 coming in and 16.6 going home, pretty flat (the Romans weren't stupid) but no chance of improvement when you're constantly having to stop.

    Good effort though mate.
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