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koshari wrote:I reckon climbing is where most of the gains can be had. If your not blowing going up your not working as hard as you could be and the logic in trying to recoup a slower climbing speed on descent is flawed.
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kb wrote:Jet01 wrote:As I can't afford to go for longer rides. I have to try to get faster over the same distance or travel a longer distance over the same time. I use strava to monitor my average speed. It's the only way I can monitor my improvement.
Sounds like you'd really appreciate the veloviewer summary page. You should check it out if you haven't already.
Thanks for the heads up this site. There is so much data available on this site it's almost scary.
I just bought a topeak dry bag for my iPhone. Can't wait to go for a ride.
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On this particular route I know over the last ten years I have slowed up, but then I am ten years closer to death, traffic is ten years heavier and I am ten years wiser and cautious about taking risks in peak traffic.
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I notice that my ride speed flutuates depending on how busy my day was, whether I ate the right food, am hydrated and not sore. At times I can fly and get up to 49kmh on my way home during the spring time. Other times I am struggling to start and am stuck at 18kmh.
Until recent, y I always tried to push myself thinking that since I am going such a short distance I have to push push push. However after much reading I have now realised that sometimes its fine to just churn in the morning when its -4 degrees (canberra) and I did a workout the previous night. The trick I think is not to get competitive when others overtake you
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3 kmh quicker than the lumbering steel commuter. High spoke count round spoked wheels shod with heavy wider tyres are a fair chunk of the difference I reckon.
The Cervelo was an absolute delight to get back on though. Felt like getting out of an old valiant into a Porsche.
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singlespeedscott wrote:I had a cracking commute home last night with a 33.8km/hr average for 32.5km.
Not bad for a "lumbering steel bike with high spoke count wheels and 29 mm tyres."
Very nice effort!
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