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 06-12-2012, 10:04 AM #31 Senior Member Thread Starter     Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: Louisiana Posts: 725 S/C/G: S-218/C-170/G-159 & 24.9 BMI Height: 5'7"-BMI-26.6=OVERWEIGHT I increased from 6 miles to 8 miles on yesterday. It wasn't too bad. I'll try 8 miles every day this week and then increase to 10 miles next week. I wish I knew how fast I was going. I don't know how to determine if I am cycling at the right speed. I just have a regular ole bike. I know that with a road bike, I"m sure it has some type of reading to let me know how fast I'm going? Can I determine my speed if I calculate the minutes it take me to do a certain number of miles and divide? How many minutes should it take to cycle 1 mile and at the same time burn the calories that a person needs to burn?
 06-12-2012, 10:30 PM #32 Member     Join Date: Jan 2011 Posts: 47 S/C/G: 209/ticker/149 Height: 5'6" I don't know about your calories question, but to calculate your average mph you just need to divide the the miles by the number of minutes it takes and then multiply by 60 (since there are 60 minutes in an hour). So, if you biked 8 miles in 40 minutes that would be 8 / 40 * 60 = 12 mph. HTH!
06-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #33
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 Originally Posted by Shades of Gray I don't know about your calories question, but to calculate your average mph you just need to divide the the miles by the number of minutes it takes and then multiply by 60 (since there are 60 minutes in an hour). So, if you biked 8 miles in 40 minutes that would be 8 / 40 * 60 = 12 mph. HTH!
PERFECT!!! Thanks for the information.

 06-17-2012, 04:15 PM #34 Senior Member     Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 2,206 S/C/G: 189/186.8/160 (restart) Height: 5'5" I ride too, regularly. I did my first 100 km race earlier this year -- that's approximately 65 miles. I ride every week, if I can, weather and travel permitting. I ride with a group of friends -- all women -- and we go out on Saturday or Sunday mornings (and sometimes during the week if we can squeeze it in) and usually do 23-27 miles for an easy ride. When we want to do longer we have mapped out rides that can take us to 35 or 45 miles, a 56 miler one and we haven't pushed for the 60-70 one, but many cyclists do that in my city on a regular basis. We ride around 14-15 mph, with wind and a break in the middle to turn around, fill up on water, eat something.
 06-24-2012, 08:36 AM #35 say what?     Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Germany Posts: 1,069 Height: 5'6" Just did 17miles in an hour, in the rain and the wind. It was awesome. Hihi!
06-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #36
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 Originally Posted by philana Just did 17miles in an hour, in the rain and the wind. It was awesome. Hihi!
Nice! Well done.

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