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2005 Trek OCLV 120 5000 - DA/Ultegra
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"Don't tell me how rocky the sea is. Just bring the ship in." - Lou Holtz
If 9.5mph is racing speed I must be Euro pro material!
Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
It's racing speed if you're trying to run a fairly quick Marathon
My sister will be thrilled to hear that her 3 year old can now turn pro.
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.
Ha! That's very funny....but true!Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
I burn 11 kcal/hr at about 18mph....
Originally Posted by Moderator
9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.
+1Originally Posted by DocRay
That's about a 2:45 marathon, which is nothing special. Top marathoners are going between 12 and 12.5 mph.Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
I think the calorie numbers he is using are for running.
And you won't be able to hear your bell.Originally Posted by DocRay
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.Originally Posted by Pizza Man
Originally Posted by DocRay
and then your clock would stop. you'd never get home.
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.Originally Posted by cmh
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.Originally Posted by Pizza Man
The guy that won Grandfather Mountain last year ran 2:49 Granted it's all up hill...
+1Originally Posted by worker4youth
"nothing special". that's a bit harsh. +1 to everyone who suggested otherwise.