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be honest, what is your average speed

  1. under 30 mph (33 votes [16.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.34%

  2. 30-40mph (73 votes [36.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.14%

  3. 40-50mph (54 votes [26.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.73%

  4. 50-60mph (34 votes [16.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.83%

  5. WOT (8 votes [3.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.96%

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#1 351c

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:48 PM

Everyone thinks they ride pretty fast, but what is your average speed?

That includes slowing down (stopping?) for road crossings, going through towns, etc.

Also, how long your group rides without stopping really affects average speed.

Obviously, it depends on where you ride, but overall, do the math.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

trail ridding average is probably 30 mph.  Get faster in ditches and fields thou prbabley 45.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:05 PM

This was a good question and I would have never been accurate until my girlfriend added a 12 gade X 600 etec to the stable. The gauges give you all the info. On a day that we rode almost all trails and some roads for approx. 100 miles I checked the gauge and it said our avg. speed was 25mph. The next day we spent most of the day riding fields and clearcuts and other offtrail riding . We rode apprx 45 miles and the  avg. that day was 14mph . Both of those days some riding was done at 80 plus.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

Probably run about 40 average on the Summit, but ever since I got the WT ACE, my avg speed has no doubt plummeted to around 11 or 12mph.    And you know what?? It aint half bad...


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

The little trail riding I have done this year combined with cruising across the lake at 70+ puts me at about 45 mph i would guess as i do trail ride fairly hard.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

Slow. I Dont go to fast in the steep and deep!
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:45 AM

Wow did I estimate wrong. I like to pick a destination and then hammer for it it not slowing or stopping if I don't have to. But even with riding hard like that I'm guessing I can't be over about 30 on avg seeing how as most of the cruising is at about 60.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:03 AM

this past saturday's ride was 256 miles and my GPS said 43 mph average moving speed and that is with stops. The highest I've seen it read was 48 mph but that was in De UP.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:54 AM

Most doos today have the ability to keep track of that.  The trip last week set the trip meter and the hour meter rode 962 miles with running time of 39.6 hours is an average of 24.3 mph.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

One thing I found is that this question can not be answered correctly unless you have a gps.  My gps does not average unless I am moving 5mph or greater.  You might think you are really riding fast and at the end of the trip my gps says around 30 mph to get close to 40 you really have to be moving pretty much wide open on the straights.  I mosttly ride central to northern WI.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

I voted and then read the posts. Guess I may have picked a faster speed bracket then I should have.
Not gonna change it though, because it's a matter of interpretation to me. I voted for the 40-50.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

This is hard to say because of trail conditions, locations, and people you are riding with..........

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:49 AM

for me, alot of cross country type riding, this year i rode 1546 miles and put 37 hours on the sled, equals a little over 40mph, and that includes all running time on the machine/idles/warm-ups.... Seems a little fast if you ask me.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

We have 13,256 miles on our sleds, with 404 hrs..=32.81 m/h average..This includes signing and pulling sleighs a the start and end of each season..



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

I have been watching our average speed for about three years now with GPS. If I would have guessed I would have said 10 mph faster for trail ridding. Our U.P. rides are in the 42 to 46 mph most of the time. Just think you are looking at the dream gage when not in the big curvy sections so 50,60,70, is only in the open sections. And the faster sweeping curves.  If you have a Go-Pro put it shooting your speedo its fun.






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