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Tippster
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by Tippster

Excuse my ignorance!


Over a 15 mile road ride what time would you expect a

novice
sport
elite

rider to take (over country roads - with no major hills)?

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by bobalou

Fairly broad question so I'd give a fairly broad answer. I'd say a novice would be anywhere from 13-17mph, sport 17-23, elite 23-30. I'm assuming a fairly flat road. That doesn't take into consideration drafting, hills, wind, rain, equipment, etc.

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by CarbonSports

Tippster wrote:Excuse my ignorance!


Over a 15 mile road ride what time would you expect a

novice
sport
elite

rider to take (over country roads - with no major hills)?


How many watts do you expect them to pedal?

according to http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesSpeed_Page.html

speeds are:

10,93 m/s with 200 watts
12,78 m/s with 320 watts
14,83 m/s with 500 watts

assuming 80 kg weight (rider and bike) and 0% slope. all other parameters typical (e.g. height = sea level)

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by CarbonSports

As I looked trough my personal SRM data and a few SRM files I have from GS1 pros, the following performances seem to be more realistic to me on this distance :roll:

150 watts = novice = 9,93 m/s
250 watts = sports = 11,77 m/s
480 watts = elite = 14,63 m/s

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CarbonSports, Whats that avitar?

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Frankie - B
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by Frankie - B

Thats an oven!
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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Frankie - B wrote:Thats an oven!


thats THE oven;)
nothing.

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by CarbonSports

tobias wrote:
Frankie - B wrote:Thats an oven!


thats THE oven;)


Yep, some of you folks are riding on spokes and hubs which were made in this oven 8)

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by popawheelie

It's for baking cookies and pies. Realy light ones. 8) 8)
Or little children who get lost in the forest. :shock: :shock:

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popawheelie wrote:Or little children who get lost in the forest. :shock: :shock:


No Sir, no witchcraft here. We´re baking wheels only :twisted:

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For all readers of this thread who are a little confused now, here´s the story behind my avatar: History

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So when we say we can't wait to see our new babies (meaning our new wheels)

You can say "The Bun's in the oven"

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by Frankie - B

Ok, Ok.... but how about the times over 15 miles?
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'

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CarbonSports wrote:As I looked trough my personal SRM data and a few SRM files I have from GS1 pros, the following performances seem to be more realistic to me on this distance :roll:

150 watts = novice = 9,93 m/s = 35,748 km/h
250 watts = sports = 11,77 m/s = 42,372 km/h
480 watts = elite = 14,63 m/s = 52,668 km/h

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CarbonSports wrote:As I looked trough my personal SRM data and a few SRM files I have from GS1 pros, the following performances seem to be more realistic to me on this distance :roll:

150 watts = novice = 9,93 m/s = 35,748 km/h = 21.591 miles/h
250 watts = sports = 11,77 m/s = 42,372 km/h = 26,329 miles/h
480 watts = elite = 14,63 m/s = 52,668 km/h = 32,726 Miles/h

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