Best commute time

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Re: Best commute time

Postby stated » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:28 pm

Sorry mate you need to do it on a 20y/o rigid mtb and safety boots. :twisted:
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Re: Best commute time

Postby martinjs » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:28 pm

stated wrote:Sorry mate you need to do it on a 20y/o rigid mtb and safety boots. :twisted:

What! like you. :twisted: :wink:

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Re: Best commute time

Postby stated » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:02 pm

Sorry, it was a reply for munga.
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Re: Best commute time

Postby martinjs » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:55 pm

stated wrote:Sorry, it was a reply for munga.


"No probs Bob" 8)

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Re: Best commute time

Postby Ozchuck » Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:19 pm

wow, some of these commute times are fantastic!

How do you keep your cadences so high with the normal suburban hills?

Mine always drops down heaps, as the roadie has 42x22 as the lowest gear, which really slows me down.
Is it easy to find a 7 speed casette with a bigger gear?
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Re: Best commute time

Postby Runjikol » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:00 pm

My best time is 1h13m05s from Croydon South to Hallam: 33.6kms.
Avg. speed 27.7kph.
Avg. cadence about 90rpm. (just guessing, I don't record that on each ride, just pay attention so it doesn't slip)
It ain't road-racer speed but I'm happy with it. :D
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Re: Best commute time

Postby martinjs » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:02 pm

Runjikol wrote:My best time is 1h13m05s from Croydon South to Hallam: 33.6kms.
Avg. speed 27.7kph.
Avg. cadence about 90rpm. (just guessing, I don't record that on each ride, just pay attention so it doesn't slip)
It ain't road-racer speed but I'm happy with it. :D


Sounds good to me 8)

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Re: Best commute time

Postby spunkyryan » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:56 pm

So far my best commute time from Woden to Marcus Clarke Street in Canberra (10.33km) is 00:19:10.

Average speed was 32.3km/h and top speed 46.5km/h.

Over a similar distance my best commute time was around the 21 minute mark. I did recently swap from Specialized All Condition to Continental GP4000s tyres and they seem to have made an substantial improvement.
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Re: Best commute time

Postby Piotrs » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:09 pm

So far the best ive done is

Distance : 13.3km
Average Speed: 24.8km/h
Cadence: ????

Its improving slowly and steadily.
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Re: Best commute time

Postby martinjs » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:37 pm

Best short commute I've done to date, met my wife picking up tea and didn't want to eat it cold. :D

Distance: 9.38 k's
Time: 19 minutes 1 second
Average Speed: 30.42 kph

Now if I can only do that over a longer distance. :)

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Re: Best commute time

Postby Kev365428 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:39 am

Well my commuting pattern has changed somewhat over the last few months.
Family committments (re: picking up the princess from school) has meant that I rarely get to do a full commute of 85km return nowdays.

Not wanting to drive in each and every day, I've worked out that I can drive halfway, park the car, and ride the remaining 23km to work along the same route I used to take. This means I can get back to the car in time to drive to the school to pick her up.

Last week I decided to take the MTB so I didn't have to clean the roadie again after riding in the rain. Well, I was totally stuffed by the time I got back to the car in the afternoon. How hard is a MTB to ride on the road after riding a roadie? It also took me 9 minutes longer than my average on the roadie.

Decided to stick with it this week, and although the times were still high, they kept coming down each day. On Thursday morning I rode in with a time of 51:39, which is only 1:39 of the roadie average (best time on the roadie was about 45:30 I think).

I kinda hoping that this is a good training regime and it will help my racing.

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Re: Best commute time

Postby Pax » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:41 pm

Set a new best time for commuting with the Bob trailer tonight :D

I had the Bob because I was returning to Brisbane from Sydney. Flew into Bris, taxi to the office then onto the trusty commuter (hard tail MTB) plus Bob Trailer for the overnight bag / brief case.

SO the Bob plus my bags =18kg

Averaged 29.15kph for the 25k commute home (the commute is actually about 26k, but I warm down for the final k so don't count that for best-speed calculations)

Pretty bloody happy with that :lol:
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Re: Best commute time

Postby Kev365428 » Wed May 05, 2010 8:04 pm

Comute times on the MTB have continued to tumble for the majority of rides.

As far as helping my racing, I think it has.

Now to keep it going through the winter.

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Re: Best commute time

Postby hannos » Wed May 05, 2010 9:34 pm

My best commute to work is:
Dist = 36.6km
Ave spd = 30.1km/h

usually I tend to do about 29km/h.

homeward I average 26-27km/h
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Re: Best commute time

Postby Pax » Thu May 06, 2010 10:42 pm

After focussing on endurance rides for the past few years I have noticed that my pace has dropped off a bit compared to haow I used to ride before that.

However having recently joined the Duttons club and done some rides with them it has encouraged me to get the pace back :D .

Seems to be working. Averaged 33.67kph for the 25k commute home tonight on the trusty hardtail.

In the early 2000s I had a fastest commute of 36kph for a similar distance & route (still the same bike) and used to pretty regularly hit the 33kph average. Today I am older :| and there are about 4 or 5 extra sets of Stop lights on the commute, so I'm pretty happy with tonights pace :D .
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