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Originally Posted by JimF22003
I had a crash coming down a very steep, very windy road three years ago. I just slightly drifted off the right side of the road. Luckily it was on the "up" side of the road, or else I would have been flying down into a steep ravine.
I'm not sure, but I think I was paying too much attention to my GPS device. I just HAD to know how fast I was going and how steep the grade was.
There's a time and a place for everything, and bombing down a steep mountainside is not it
That's a great thing about keeping a track log, so you can not only view your maximum speed but also work out average speeds over a section of your own choosing.
I remember how thrilled I was when I realised I'd covered a mile in under two minutes. Never mind the fact the mile I selected started with a nice downhill runup. I might even have maintained the speed for longer had it not been for a red traffic light in the way.
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