Hi guys, I have this question that’s been in the back of my mind for a while.
You see, I do cycling for cardio, and when I cycle, I cycle hard. So today, I was riding and I had my gps watch and Strava on. Both of them were saying that I was averaging a speed of 11 miles per hour.
I thought this was weird because I was pedaling hard and I’m pretty fit. To give you context, I’ve been exercising for over 12 years now and did distance running before I switched over.
My bike is an old one. It’s a steel frame mountain bike from the 80s. It has relatively narrow wheels. It’s more like a road bike.
I know that the average speed of a bike on the road is about 20 mph, so how am I getting 11 mph? Is it my bike or am I just slow?