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Posted By joewein

That's about 28.5 kp/h, which if the course is...

That's about 28.5 kp/h, which if the course is not totally flat, is pretty fast by my standards. On most of my long rides (100 mi and more) I don't even average the brevet minimum of 15 km/h,...
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Jim, you're absolute correct as power =...

Jim,

you're absolute correct as power = work / time and work = force * distance. Force increases with the square of total air speed (ground speed plus headwind speed if you're heading directly...
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Posted By joewein

For moderate headwind, my recommendation would be...

For moderate headwind, my recommendation would be not to watch your speed readout, but your heart rate or your power meter readout. Riding against the wind is a bit like riding uphill, except you...
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Posted By joewein

It could be: 1) lack of training: As you...

It could be:

1) lack of training: As you build up your leg muscles, more of your weight will end up resting on your legs and less on your rear end, so it gets better with time.

2) the wrong...
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One banana every ~50 km is far too little. That's...

One banana every ~50 km is far too little. That's only about 120 kcal (one banana) every 2 hours (assuming 25 km/h), versus a recommended 200 kcal every hour. You ate only about a quarter of the...
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Going from 71 to 100 miles should not be a big...

Going from 71 to 100 miles should not be a big step: It's always much easier to go further than to go faster than you're used to. It just takes longer. My key experience was a ride I joined that...
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Paying attention to eating and drinking and a...

Paying attention to eating and drinking and a reasonable pace is much more important than the length of your previous ride I think. I've done two long rides a month (between 92 and 227 km) in each of...
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