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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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    If 9.5mph is racing speed I must be Euro pro material!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    9.5 mph, well, that's just crazy talk...at that breakneck speed, the wicker basket might fly off.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by worker4youth
    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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