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    Mont Ventoux

    Think Lance could've climbed it this fast?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFL3-OM9jOE&NR=1

    Not exactly cycling-related, but since we probably have our fair share of speed freaks, you guys will love this.
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    He didn't go to the top--whatupwiddat?
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    He didn't go to the top--whatupwiddat?
    The shifter broke!

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    That would be entertaining. Any clue as to the speeds?
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    That was very cool. Thanks for the vid. If you look close you can see the chalk art on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    That would be entertaining. Any clue as to the speeds?
    It ranged from fast to damn fast.

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    so weird. i just watched this earlier today for the first time. you probably picked up my trail, somewhere around the cypress's highlands rr and the 1982 tandems.

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    jesus christ. that was an amazing show of driving skill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron
    That would be entertaining. Any clue as to the speeds?
    I'm guessing fast, but not fastest. Seems like he peaked 6th (?) gear a few times, my guess is the ratios were designed for the climb so his top speed wasn't that high. I'll bet his final drive gear could have been higher, though I think if it was he may have ended up off the edge.
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    Too much wind up top to go to the summit, I'm guessing.

    Right where he stopped is where it opens up, and the winds can be nasty.

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