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    Utilize cycling power estimates to gain an idea of how much power in watts you are generating. At 12.5 mph, you'll generate about 75 watts on average. Use these averages: 95 watts for 14 mph, 120 watts for 15.6 mph, 148 watts for 17.2 mph, 180 watts for 18.7 mph, 218 watts for 20.3 mph, 262 watts for 21.9 mph, 311 watts for 23.4 mph and 366 watts for 25 mph.

    Even in these ideal conditions, other factors will affect your true power output. These include how much your bike weighs, your weight, your positioning on your bike and the air temperature. Other factors that come into play include your wheel diameter, crank length and gear ratio. When you divert from the ideal conditions, the grade of the road you are on and wind have an impact on your power output versus speed.

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    by Greg Dworkin on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 04:31:27 AM PDT

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