km or miles??

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matthewbradly
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km or miles??

Postby matthewbradly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 17:17 pm

I'm always out on my bike and am never really sure whether to measure speed/distance in kilometres/per hour or miles/per hour?
Any specific opinions and reasons?
Much appreciated.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby 99thmonkey » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:05 pm

Miles - Im British

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Davdandy
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Re: km or miles??

Postby Davdandy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:17 pm

I`m English and its miles, and only miles,none of the foreign km nonsense.
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Sprool
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Re: km or miles??

Postby Sprool » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:29 pm

i prefer to stay with convention cycling as a brit in the UK. That's miles.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby matthewbradly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:39 pm

ahaha, of course; apologies. :P

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big p
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Re: km or miles??

Postby big p » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:53 pm

Rule #24
// Speeds and distances shall be referred to and measured in kilometers.

This includes while discussing cycling in the workplace with your non-cycling coworkers, serving to further mystify our sport in the web of their Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities. As the confused expression spreads across their unibrowed faces, casually mention your shaved legs. All of cycling’s monuments are measured in the metric system and as such the English system is forbidden.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby matthewbradly » Tue Oct 16, 2012 20:59 pm

big p wrote:Rule #24
// Speeds and distances shall be referred to and measured in kilometers.

This includes while discussing cycling in the workplace with your non-cycling coworkers, serving to further mystify our sport in the web of their Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities. As the confused expression spreads across their unibrowed faces, casually mention your shaved legs. All of cycling’s monuments are measured in the metric system and as such the English system is forbidden.


ahahah :lol: , I love it, but I think I'll stick to Miles for now.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby gjcknocker » Tue Oct 16, 2012 21:03 pm

It's miles per hour........at least thats what it is at the moment in Scotland......which may change if left to a certain mr.Salmond (hehe)

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Re: km or miles??

Postby bompington » Tue Oct 16, 2012 21:10 pm

In 1863, the House of Commons passed a bill by 110 votes to 75 which would have mandated the use of the metric system throughout the British Empire

Still, things are slowly getting more rational.

I'll be back in a microyear.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby jibberjim » Tue Oct 16, 2012 21:11 pm

Distance in miled, speek in kph.
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Re: km or miles??

Postby Alex_Simmons/RST » Wed Oct 17, 2012 00:06 am

metres per second

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Re: km or miles??

Postby Trev The Rev » Wed Oct 17, 2012 14:00 pm

Alex_Simmons/RST wrote:metres per second



Klingon Kellicams, 1 Kellicam = approximately 2 kilometers or 1.24 miles. I have training data in Kellicams and Sargh Power (Klingon Horse Power - 1 Sargh power = Approx 900 Watts) going back to 1970.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby Barbarossa » Sun Oct 21, 2012 17:16 pm

You need to use a consistent set of units. If you use imperial units, power has to be stated in hp and bikes weights stated in lbs!

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Re: km or miles??

Postby Herbsman » Sun Oct 21, 2012 17:20 pm

Seriously, does it matter what units you use as long as you actually do some pedaling?

The units you use do not affect the outcome of the training, so why have even the slightest concern?
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Re: km or miles??

Postby springtide9 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 08:55 am

This is a real pain.

Cycling:
- Speed in mph
- Distance in miles
- Accent in metres
- Rider and Bike weights in KG
- Rider height in metres

And if you are running:
- Speed in "minute miles"
- Distance in miles
- Accent in metres
- Rider and Bike weights in KG
- Rider height in metres

I switched to metric distance/speeds about a year ago, for both running and cycling. It confused anyone you spoke with, and I switched back.
So basically you have to live with imperial measurements for all devices and conversations, and convert your height and weight to "inches" and "pounds".
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Re: km or miles??

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:11 am

km ---------------------

metres - ^

kg - O

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Re: km or miles??

Postby ozzzyosborn206 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 16:48 pm

km.....miles is quite a random measurement, strange how road signs refer to things coming up in meters then switch to miles for speed........

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big p
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Re: km or miles??

Postby big p » Tue Oct 23, 2012 19:02 pm

it's a peculiar British trait, when it feels cold we refer to the temperature in degrees Celsius, but when it's warm we use Fahrenheit.

we use the metric system for money and measurement of physical items like tools and nut's and bolts but use the imperial system to weigh stuff and find out how far we are from home.

dumb to say the least.

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Re: km or miles??

Postby Herbsman » Tue Oct 23, 2012 19:49 pm

big p wrote:it's a peculiar British trait, when it feels cold we refer to the temperature in degrees Celsius, but when it's warm we use Fahrenheit.

Who's this 'we' you're talking about?
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Re: km or miles??

Postby big p » Tue Oct 23, 2012 20:11 pm

the British, as stated.


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