One of my usual routes has a couple traffic lights and intersections where I need to slow down and stop. Does my Cateye Strada Wireless average in these lower speeds when calculating the average trip speed?
The deceleration and acceleration of a stop can affect your average speed quite dramatically, depending on total distance and number of stops. But once you're stopped, your average speed does not depend on how long the stop is.
of course it includes the slowing and accelerating...it's part of the "average", isn't it? if you went 25mph the whole time, your "average" would be constant...you get an average from variations in speed.
For a short period - and until I bought a newer cyclecomputer for my Merlin - I used an old Cateye wireless. It was an early version that did not have the auto-stop & start feature. At rides's end, after clicking to the avg speed display, it made me feel like a total slug!
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