average mph for sig and rides, etc.

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I am a 50 yr. old rider that rides in cp every other day. lately I've been doing 30 miles and according to my computer averaging 13mph. I am going to once again try to do a sig and would like to try the B sig but am wondering if that is realistic If I am doing this speed. Am I missing something or am I really that slow? would appreciate some input.

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Rob Marcus (not verified)

"Try the self test in Central Park for a better judge of your average speed


Sounds like the C-sig will work, once you get a beeter fix on your speed.

The sig will help direct your efforts in both Speed and endurance.

Good Luck

Robert ""Not the Slowest"" Marcus"

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Steve (not verified)

You should have no problem with the B-Sig, B-16 in particular.

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Betsy Hafkin (not verified)
I concur with Steve

Register for the B-SIG. If it turns out it's too fast you can transfer to the C-SIG which starts a few weeks later.

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J (not verified)

"The general ""rule"" is that average speed is 2-3 mph less than cruising speed. If you average 13, a 15 or 16 SIG is most likely your sweet spot."

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Colleen (not verified)
SIGS and speed

The speed designation for each SIG is the intended end goal for cruising on the flats, not the pace the group will ride at the beginning of the series. If you want to get faster, you should not pick a group whose end goal will be to acheive a pace that you are already doing. If your main goal for the SIG is not necessarily to get faster but only to improve group riding skills, then a pace that it easy for you is just fine, as long as you are happy with it.

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)
Is your cycle computer set to automatically pause when you stop?

If it is not, your average speed will be slower than expected. If this is so, reprogram your computer to set it to this feature.

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Tony Rentschler (not verified)
Not to worry

I'm sure you'll be able to do one of the B-SIGS. I did the B-18 SIG two years ago and my average time for park laps is, more often than not, the same as yours. It's often slower, too! And I'm older than you are!

In the first place, you can go faster with a group than when riding alone, and, secondly, there are all kinds of things in the park - such as stopping for traffic lights - that can lower your average speed.

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Sharon Logan (not verified)
average mph for SIG

Stopping for Traffic Lights?

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