Cycling in Melbourne Australia
I tend to use Albert Park as a training circuit (bike lane, not lake side dirt path) and occasionally measure my fitness progress against a best out of two runs. My personal best time around Albert Park is 11min 29sec with a wind speed of 5km/hr (note: I don't race! Casual biker here)
I'm very curious how that stacks up against cyclists. Anyone with some Albert Park stats they care to share? What's your max speed on a flat without a tail wind? *curious*
Mr Webber did it in 1:26.831. ;-)
RB really does give him wings.
Put a mark on the road for a start finish line& tell us where it is & next time I'm down there I'll give it a go, or maybe if the car race start line is still there, use that.
Max speed varies so much, yesterday I got up late, had a big breakfast and then forced myself out the door with a chest cold & probably maxed at about 45kmh, but in ' perfect' conditions I could probably squeeze out 55kmh, I've never set out to try so don't really know. I'll check it out one day when I'm feeling better!
I recently started training around Albert Park Lake on the bike after 2 years of not being able to run due to injuries. Great conditions this morning enabling a PB of 8:56 and my HR peaked at 169bpm (92% MHR). There are some other guys who absolutely fly around, probably under 8 minutes which is now my ultimate goal!
This is the Albert Park Lake Ride segment on Strava.com.
Ridden 3215 times by 227 people
|Lowest Elevation||25 m|
|Highest Elevation||39 m|
|Elev Difference||14 m|
Fri, Oct 29, 2010
We should organise a quick group ride around Albert Park!