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    83 mph

    A fellow rode a streamlined recumbent bicycle 83 MPH yesterday. WOW!

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    Wow. He was 5 mph and one lightning rod short of going back to the future!

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    I knew Dudelsack had gotten faster since he changed his avatar, but not that fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    A fellow rode a streamlined recumbent bicycle 83 MPH yesterday. WOW!
    Bah, I could do that on my mountain bike, just need an 82.9MPH tail wind

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    Retro, do you have a link? Sam Whittingham from just north of me held the record for awhile. http://timetogetnaked.com/meet-the-team

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Retro, do you have a link? Sam Whittingham from just north of me held the record for awhile. http://timetogetnaked.com/meet-the-team
    I don't know the link. I found it on BROL. You might try Googeling "Battle Mountain"

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    Are you talking about World Human Speed Championship at Battle Mtn, NV?

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/f...et-new-2271655

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-24088647

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalameda View Post
    I knew Dudelsack had gotten faster since he changed his avatar, but not that fast!
    Hey. I set my PR on Goatman Gulch today. It could happen.

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    I'm sure I could go even faster - if I rode off a 3000' cliff!


    What is the terminal velocity of a falling human body? Not in stable skydive position... Let's say on a bike...
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    I want to ride at a good clip, but i do not think I ever want to go 83 mph with the limited protection I would have in case of crash. If I died my wife would kill me!

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    Here's a quick video of one hpv

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    I read somewhere the the terminal velocity of a human body in uncontrolled free fall is about 180 mph. That is from my army days when they were asking for volunteers to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and depend on an unknown parachute. Like the old saying goes, you don't need a functional parachute to skydive, you only need it if you want to do it a second time.
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    And he passed an old man in thick glasses driving a jalopy, blowing his hat off. The man was heard to yell, "ROADHOG"!
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    I wonder how big the dog was that was chasing him.

    That's pretty impressive and must have been quite the experience being that low to the ground and moving that fast.
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    I wonder what some of the drivers that hate cyclist for "blocking" their road would say if they were out on the Interstate and a bike passed them doing 83???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    I wonder what some of the drivers that hate cyclist for "blocking" their road would say if they were out on the Interstate and a bike passed them doing 83???
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    do road speed rules apply?

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    do road speed rules apply?
    Nevada DOT even repaved that section of the highway there, smoother , to let them go faster..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
    I'm sure I could go even faster - if I rode off a 3000' cliff!


    What is the terminal velocity of a falling human body? Not in stable skydive position... Let's say on a bike...
    I suspect it may be higher than the airspeed velocity of an African sparrow (not carrying coconuts of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
    I suspect it may be higher than the airspeed velocity of an African sparrow (not carrying coconuts of course)
    African Swallow, not sparrow. And speed was no the issue of the swallow, it was carrying capability. 'A five ounce bird cannot carry a one pound coconut.'...

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    YIKES
    I wonder how much HP that took??
    Maybe close to 1 hp at peak speed
    One very fit human
    How big was the pilot?
    He was a sprinter of some sort I guess?
    Fair sized people-not road racer size(140 lbs) is my bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
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    I wonder how much HP that took??
    Maybe close to 1 hp at peak speed
    ...
    First - I'm not a horse, so horsepower is irreverent.

    So... in personpower, that human-powered speed-feat is simply amazing!

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    OK-how many watts?
    Watt was a human,so watts should be more relevant.
    But I agree-it is spectacular

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    http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2013/results.htm

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