Have you ever wondered how fast you could get somewhere on your bike? That’s exactly what we’re going to find out in this post. I’m going to take you through my experience of shaving 10 minutes off a 36-minute journey on my bike.
First, let me give you some background. I ride a 2019 636 with a slip-on and a cat that’s been hauled out. The bike has the quick shifter option, which is working semi-okay. My goal was to shave 10 minutes off the 36-minute journey, which seemed like a reasonable target.
I set off on my bike with the GPS reset to see what time it said I should arrive at my destination. I also used the stopwatch on my iPhone to ensure that I had two different ways of telling how long it took in case the stopwatch messed up.
As I started my journey, I encountered a bit of trouble with some children on the street. Riding a bike is always fun for kids, but it can slow you down. I had to pop a willy horn before I left, which cut into my time. Nevertheless, I was off and ready to go.
The weather wasn’t great, and it was a windy day, which made the tires cold from sitting there. I had to give it a little bit of time to get some heat in them before I could go too hard.
As I rode, I encountered some traffic and a few barriers with no shoulders. I had to slow down in those areas, but overall, I managed to keep up a decent speed.
As I approached the end of my journey, I was surprised at how fast I had managed to go. I completed the journey in almost exactly 17 minutes, which was 10 minutes faster than my target.
In conclusion, if you’re wondering how fast your bike can go on a 36-minute journey, the answer is 17 minutes. Of course, this will depend on your bike’s specifications, the weather, and traffic conditions. Nevertheless, it’s a great way to challenge yourself and see what you’re capable of.