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Old 06-16-21, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by RChung View Post
Congratulations on meeting your goal.

To be 10 minutes faster on the same route with the same weather conditions would require just about 10% more power.
I'm not gonna say it's impossible to maintain 86% for 5hrs, but it's highly unlikely for me, I think! Will have to think about handlebar and wheel upgrades to maybe put me in that zone lol

I looked at another ride I did in the general area where I did the century, albeit a shorter loop, and I averaged 19.7mph on 208w NP/215w NP and seemingly windier (but also cooler) and with more headwind than my century ride.
Weather Impact: 5.1%
Headwind: 55% @ 14.9-24.2mph
Longest Headwind: 22m 6s
Air Speed: 20.1mph
Temp: 58.3F
Precip: 0% @ 0 Inch/hr

I wasn't looking at speed during my century, just power, so I was secretly hoping much of the time that I'd get a faster speed. Of course I'm super happy with the power production and final outcome, but hopefully I haven't squeezed all I can out of the whole personal best solo century thing.
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