I have asked similar question in my previuos post .... what I have learned is find out who the group leader of the organized rides and speak with them. They will give you a crash course on how to ride in a group ride and match you with someone in the group at your pace. Do Not I repeat Do Not do what I did on my post of "My first Group Ride Experience;-) LOL Ask questions and find out who is doing what and grap a route map.
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For just starting out that's a good pace. If you know you're getting a good workout then you're doing great. As you become stronger and more effecient at your cycling you'll see your average go up.
When I first started cycling my average was around 9-10 mph. We live in a very hilly community and it's a workout every time I get on my bike. It's hard to get a recovery ride because I either have to ride much slower (because of the hills) or drive to a place that's more level so I can do a speed ride. Now I can average 12-15 in the hilly areas and 15-18 on the flat.
Keep doing what you're doing!!! You're doing great!
I don't have one of those trip counters yet but I did find this website which is pretty cool. I average 10 mph for 15 mile rides. I'm new at this so is that ok? It sounds slow but I know I'm getting a really good workout in that 1 hour & 25 min ride. www.raincitystory.com/mph.htm
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