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    Riding FAST

    Don't know how many of you guys follow cycling road racing, but I do know that a lot of you are interested in how fast one can ride. Today's Paris-Roubaix pro road race is probably the toughest one day race in the world. 160.5 miles long, 27 sections of horrible cobble stone road (totaling nearly 17 miles) and the winner road the race at just over 26 mph - about 6 hours 8 minutes!! Imagine 6 hours at 26 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyMtnMerlin
    Don't know how many of you guys follow cycling road racing, but I do know that a lot of you are interested in how fast one can ride. Today's Paris-Roubaix pro road race is probably the toughest one day race in the world. 160.5 miles long, 27 sections of horrible cobble stone road (totaling nearly 17 miles) and the winner road the race at just over 26 mph - about 6 hours 8 minutes!! Imagine 6 hours at 26 mph.
    Watched bits on the TV and those guys are phenominal. As to the cobbles-17 miles is about 18 too far. One thing that got me was Hincapies fall. Obvious that something broke on the bike and that is the problem with going too light on a bike. Looks as though the steerer tube broke and I would have thought that in view of the toughness of this ride- on the bike and the rider, they would have built the bike to cope with the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Watched bits on the TV and those guys are phenominal. As to the cobbles-17 miles is about 18 too far. One thing that got me was Hincapies fall. Obvious that something broke on the bike and that is the problem with going too light on a bike. Looks as though the steerer tube broke and I would have thought that in view of the toughness of this ride- on the bike and the rider, they would have built the bike to cope with the situation.
    His fork snapped just at the top of the head tube. It was an aluminum steerer which they went with rather than the usual carbon steerer. Boonen actually used at cro moly (steel) steerer. Not sure what others were using. Pic at http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/9720.0.html[

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