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Old 05-05-06, 10:08 AM   #1
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newspaper advise, funny!

Had a friend send this to me... rather funny.

I guess we can all be "elite bikers" and maintain "racing speeds".

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Old 05-05-06, 10:10 AM   #2
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If 9.5mph is racing speed I must be Euro pro material!
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If 9.5mph is racing speed I must be Euro pro material!

It's racing speed if you're trying to run a fairly quick Marathon
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My sister will be thrilled to hear that her 3 year old can now turn pro.
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Who cares about 9.5 miles per hour being racing speed. How about the 11 cals/minute at 9.5 mph or higher. I just found a great weight loss program.

Oh wait I should have vanished entirely years ago.
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Old 05-05-06, 10:34 AM   #6
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It's racing speed if you're trying to run a fairly quick Marathon
Ha! That's very funny....but true!
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I burn 11 kcal/hr at about 18mph....
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9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.
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9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.
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It's racing speed if you're trying to run a fairly quick Marathon
That's about a 2:45 marathon, which is nothing special. Top marathoners are going between 12 and 12.5 mph.

I think the calorie numbers he is using are for running.
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9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.
And you won't be able to hear your bell.
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That's about a 2:45 marathon, which is nothing special. Top marathoners are going between 12 and 12.5 mph.

I think the calorie numbers he is using are for running.
Dunno about you, but ANY sub-3 hour marathon is more than 'nothing special'. It means you have talent at running, and could possibly turn pro runner with a bit of training.
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9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.


and then your clock would stop. you'd never get home.
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That's racing speed for the final kilometer of stage 17 of this years Giro.
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That's racing speed for the final kilometer of stage 17 of this years Giro.
But what about the final 200 meters if it is close? It is surprising what those animals can do.
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That's about a 2:45 marathon, which is nothing special. Top marathoners are going between 12 and 12.5 mph.

I think the calorie numbers he is using are for running.
Nothing special if you're trying to win Boston, no. Still stiking fast, and usually enough to put someone close to if not in the top 100 men at New York, or another major marathon.

The guy that won Grandfather Mountain last year ran 2:49 Granted it's all up hill...
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Dunno about you, but ANY sub-3 hour marathon is more than 'nothing special'. It means you have talent at running, and could possibly turn pro runner with a bit of training.
+1

"nothing special". that's a bit harsh. +1 to everyone who suggested otherwise.
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