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6/11/08 12:11 A

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Some riding groups break their riding teams into different levels of riders. Just as J suggested, talk tot he leader and they'll be able to give you the run down of the riding speeds.

There are a couple of local riding teams where I live and they have web sites that lists most of their group info...it might be worth a try to google the team in your area for info as well.

Good luck!

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6/10/08 12:05 P

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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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6/10/08 11:58 A

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I've got a related question. I'm hoping to join some organized rides at some point in the future. Any general guidelines on what pace I'll need to keep up to stay with the slowest groups?

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6/8/08 5:03 P

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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!

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6/8/08 2:01 P

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Hi all,

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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