How long should it take to cycle 5 miles on an exercise bike?


I'm interested because i'm trying to get fit, and I can do 5 miles in just under 12 and a half minutes. Does anybody know what the proper time should be for an average person? or even a professional?



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How do I (40 year old female) keep from becoming (saddle) sore while going on long bike trips?

If your trying to get fit your best to go longer rather than faster.You will burn more fat and build condition if you can stay on the machine for a greater period of time.

The best pace to train at, to gain fitness, is your aerobic threshold. This is best described as the pace that you pant(It is difficult to hold a conversation but you are not gasping). This is around 70-75% of your maximum heart rate.(for those that insist on heart rate monitors).

Aerobic threshold training targets you circulatory system Increasing the volume of blood that can be pumped around. Increased blood flow means the muscles can work harder.

As your fitness improves you will be able to output more power at this same pant pace. On a bicycle your speed will increase.Be patient this is a slow process.

As a guide a reasonably fit rider should be able to maintain a speed of around 20 mph and stay within their aerobic threshold.

As far as the bull goes Speeds of greater than 30 mph are quite possible by average riders but only over short distances. (5 miles is a short distance). A steep grade is considered anything over 10% or 5.7 degrees. I think there was a little bit that touched a 13% grade in one stage of Le tour last year.

How do you ride a biycycle?

5 days for me

Opinions on the Trek Madone 5.2 ?

a very long time - i understand they don't have wheels

How do i fit in?

It´s depend on the speed, but for me I´ll spend around 10 minutes.

Weight Limit on a Mountain Bike?

30 mph roughly on a bike so 10 mins.

On a motocross bike, the FRONT brake supplies how much of the potential stopping power?

It depends on how fast you pump the pedels.

How do you measure the frame size of a bike?

I would say you are slow if you want to be a professional but you are going about the average speed right now. Good luck and keep up the good work.

How do you rate the Specialized range?

I can do it in 15 mins sitting on the handlebars
provided the wife peddles

How can i 180 on my bmx please?

depends on the settings you use and your fitness, but your time seems reasonable, but what was the resistance setting?

I am interested in purchasing a mountain bike. What are some of the best mountain bikes for under $300?

you ARE EITHER FULL of sh*t, Donny OR JUST PLAIN WRONG

there is NO WAY IT IS "LIKE GOING UP A 15 - 30 PERCENT SLOPE"

AND THERE IS NO WAY YOU DID 5 MILES ON THE ROAD, UNLESS IT WAS ALL DOWN HILL, IN 10 MINUTES

CHIGGITY-CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF

I cycle 20 miles on a canal bank every day, bumpy & muddy, but flat. Should I use suspension forks or not?

For the people who average 30 mph, consider entering the Tour de France!

Specialized-vs-haro witch is best?

If you're going 30mph up a 15-30% grade, you're either dreaming or on a motorcycle. On the road, average riders might go 15-18 mph, which would be about 12-15 minutes for 5 miles. Even in the Tour de France flat stages, they don't average much more than 27-28 mph, and that's with drafting off each other.

Is there a certain shimano drivetrain that allows shifting under full power?

I don't race..but I do it 20 minutes

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