As far as I can tell the average speed is pretty unreliable. The only thing that I trust about the speed is that it does read 0 when they are stopped.It's been fascinating to watch these past two days. I look at who is in the lead (mostly Connor O'Leary, so far) and then look at the guys right behind him and it really makes me curious when some of them are doing speed in the teens while others are basically stopped. I always wonder if it's a mechanical issue or just a glitch in the SPOT system.
That sucks...So since Lael was using last years GPX file and went slightly off track they're not counting her overall finishing place? But I believe they are still crediting her with the record.
BTW, she rode last years route because she didn't know they updated the GPX file due to her riding to Banff from her home in Alaska. This woman is a serious bad ass. She crushed it.