STS Week 0 (Brooklyn Alt) – Prospect Park Laps - Recap

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Recap

Ride has concluded.

Figure out your ride speed…

24 miles

Saturday, April 8, 2023

If you prefer to ride in Prospect Park in Brooklyn instead of Central Park in Manhattan, this ride is for you.

 

The goal of "STS 0" is for people to know their ride speed. Knowing your ride speed is important as you participate in club rides throughout the year. You'll avoid problems and have the best experience if you go on rides that best match your ride speed.

 

The STS 0 ride involves timing yourself as you go around Prospect Park SEVEN times. Each lap is ~3.35 miles, so the ride will be ~23.45 miles.

 

We defer to the NYCC's timings for this ride as they've been doing these rides for a very long time. Refer to the following table to determine your speed:

22 mph = 1h 5m or less
21 mph = 1h 5m to 1h 10m
20 mph = 1h 10m to 1h 15m
19 mph = 1h 15m to 1h 20m
18 mph = 1h 20m to 1h 25m
17 mph = 1h 25m to 1h 30m
16 mph = 1h 30m to 1h 35m
15 mph = 1h 35m to 1h 40m
14 mph = 1h 40m to 1h 47m
13 mph = 1h 47m to 1h 55m
12 mph = 1h 55m to 2h 5m

 

It's important to do all seven laps since "ride speed" is the speed you can maintain over a long distance, not the speed at which you can sprint. Also, if you're not used to going longer distances, 23.45 miles is long enough to make you realize that you may not have prepared for the ride properly (e.g., you didn't bring enough food and fluids to make it the full distance.) It's much better to learn that lesson in the safety of Prospect Park than it is in the middle of New Jersey!

 

If you can't make the scheduled time for the ride, it's a good idea to do the ride on your own at a time that suits your schedule.

 

There are no better or worse ride speeds – just different capabilities and styles of riding. This metric will help you choose which rides you will enjoy the most.

 

If you find that long rides don't suit you (yet), you may want to consider our "Intro To Road Cycling" series that will help you build the skills you need to be a more confident cyclist.

 

All welcome! Come meet other OutCycling members.

Ride Details

Series Included with Spring Training Series 2023
Distance 24 miles
Start Location Sent to registered members
Date Saturday, April 8, 2023
Meet Time Sent to registered members
Start Time Sent to registered members
Level All Levels
Speed All speeds
Ride Organizer Anthony G.

Riders

Anthony G.

Brandon D.

N K

Najja K.

Benjamin T.

Stephan P.

G B

Graham B.

Joon P.

Chris A.

Nawaaz A.




Comments:


Benjamin T.

April 5, 2023


Looking forward to meeting everyone! Newbie here!! :)

Nawaaz A.

April 7, 2023


Hi everyone -- another newbie here! I had a question--are we meeting at 945 and start a little later, or meet a little earlier so we start riding at 945? Looking forward to tomorrow. Nawaaz 

Anthony G.

April 7, 2023


Hi Benjamin, looking forward to meet you! Hi Nawaaz, we'll meet ~9:45, and start riding for 10. See you soon!

Brandon D.

April 8, 2023


See you guys in the AM. 

G B

Graham B.

April 8, 2023


Hey everyone, I'm here early and getting started so don't wait for me! Happy riding!

Chris A.

April 8, 2023


My tire popped on my way over so I am going to be riding a bit later with Joon P. Sad to miss everyone but hope to see you at the happy hour!!

Anthony G.

April 8, 2023


Hi Chris, sorry to hear! I'll note you and Joon are dropping from this morning and riding later. Graham, we'll likely see you at some point! 

Chris A.

April 8, 2023


We just wrapped if your still here!

Anthony G.

April 8, 2023


Hey Chris, sorry to miss you both. We wrapped closer to 12 and headed to grab a coffee. See you next time for sure.

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Speed Freak Fast paceline ride Steady Eddy Moderate paced ride Easy Rider Gentle paced ride


RIDE LEVEL KEY

A - Speed Freak - Fast paceline ride

B - Steady Eddy - Moderately paced ride

C - Easy Rider - Gentle paced ride

The 'Ride Speed' indicates the target cruising speed on flat roads.