RAGBRAI LI Route Announced on Jan. 27!

How fast do you ride?

I’m a newbie from Florida, excited to join you knuckleheads on Rabbrai…
I’ve just started training and am up to 100 miles a week on my Gary Fisher Marlin MTN bike

The mountain bike has slicks and clipless peddles & 21 speeds but it still moves like a tank dragging an anchor. (It does not help that I’m shaped like a fully deployed spinnaker).

I’m only averaging 10.3 mph!

Hopefully by July I’ll have lost 15-20 pounds to help me move faster.

But those 80 mile days are going to seriously suck if I can’t get up to 13-15 mph average for a few hours of riding.

How fast do you ride on average?

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mentor58, April 22, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Average moving speed (in touring mode) 12.5 – 13.5 MPH
Average moving speed (20-30 mile training ride) 15 – 16 MPH

Now we’re back on track.



Michrider !!!, April 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Just fast enough to get to the next best beer Kurb!!!!!


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