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Old 07-10-06, 08:35 AM   #1
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Top speed you have reached no your bike?

48 miles an hour
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Old 07-10-06, 08:43 AM   #2
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Old 07-10-06, 08:53 AM   #3
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72 KPH

Should this be moved to another forum?
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Old 07-10-06, 08:57 AM   #4
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Well let's see... At 400 watts
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Old 07-10-06, 09:00 AM   #5
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63km/h, suprisingly it was on a flat road with just a little tailwind... Not many big hills around here!
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Old 07-10-06, 09:05 AM   #6
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Dammit, I need to get a computer.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:08 AM   #7
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just a touch over 49 mph. thrilling for a flatlander like me.

and, no.... this shouldn't be moved. we need to know how fast Foo Nation is, not one of the 'real' cycling forums!
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Old 07-10-06, 09:09 AM   #8
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51.8 MPH. I forgot to zip up my jersey so higher speed was possible that day. Oh well.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:13 AM   #9
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Approximately 61 MPH....I was drafting behind a semi ....we were heading into a small town in Indiana. The truck got pulled over for speeding.
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Old 07-10-06, 09:14 AM   #10
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Approximately 61 MPH....I was drafting behind a semi ....we were heading into a small town in Indiana. The truck got pulled over for speeding.
Just imagine how fast you could have gone if you were in the big ring at that time!!!
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Old 07-10-06, 09:23 AM   #11
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I had forgotten about that.
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Approximately 61 MPH....I was drafting behind a semi ....we were heading into a small town in Indiana. The truck got pulled over for speeding.
Hey thats from that movie right haha
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Old 07-10-06, 10:14 AM   #13
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Ive hit about 32-33mph on a slight downhill. Im waiting for a bigger downhill to get a little more speed.
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Old 07-10-06, 10:40 AM   #14
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Hey thats from that movie right haha
Nope, I really did it. If I remember right it was a Cinzano truck. Go figure.
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Old 07-10-06, 10:45 AM   #15
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I've hit 38 and change, fast enough for me, for now....
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Old 07-10-06, 10:47 AM   #16
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53 mph dowhnill. Looked at the pavement pass me by. Scared the hell out of me. Never since have I gone that fast.
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Old 07-10-06, 10:48 AM   #17
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my god! what do you guys have? a moped?
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Old 07-10-06, 10:57 AM   #18
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lol speaking of mopeds...

Saturday I went and met up with a LAF Livestrong training ride, but it was too rainy, so they cancelled the ride. Enough of us were standing around, so went and rode anyway. A very fast 24 miler. Go figure, it's raining so let's do a nice hard tempo ride

Anyhoo, on the way back I'm in front of my group, and a kid pulls out in front of me on a moped. I dial it up to about 281 watts and pull right onto his back wheel. Right when he hits the brakes to turn right. I lock up my rear wheel on the slick pavement and fishtail, almost going down, totally crapping my bibs, and to the laughter of the folks behind me. Moral of the story? I need better tires!
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Old 07-10-06, 10:57 AM   #19
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Something like 60 mph, uphill, into a 30 mph headwind, towing a dumptruck full of blackholes.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:07 AM   #20
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I caught a couple of glances of my computer coming back down a long steep stretch off the backside of Mt. Rainier and it read around 65MPH. I didn't spend a whole lot of time looking at it though.


However, if you want to really go fast, just simply ride over a few traffic loop detectors...



And yeah... just imagine how fast I could have gone had I been in the big-ring and small cog.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:11 AM   #21
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My own power: 34.6 MPH, 53T x 14T, ~105 RPM.

Downhill: 58.2 MPH, 56T x 12T, spun out.

My Wireless Router: 246.9 MPH, 39T x 15T, sitting on the toptube in the living room.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:28 AM   #22
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36.8 mph on a downhill near my house. I was riding a hybrid with a suspension fork. Some day I need to ride the route backwards as I use the biggest hills for climbing.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:29 AM   #23
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my god! what do you guys have? a moped?
No, just really steep downhills. Mine's at the top of Mt Baldy, where the final 1000 feet or so of climbing is at about 15% grade. You hit that at about 15 MPH on the way down, and you pedal for just a few seconds before letting gravity take over and just tucking as aerodynamic as possible. 60 MPH probably would be doable there if it weren't for a campground a little ways down the road, with lots of cars and pedestrians on the side of the road just a few hundred feet past the really steep section. So after about 1000 feet, gravity is still pulling you faster--it's still over 10% grade--but you get hard on the brakes to avoid the risk of running into any cars or pedestrians.
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32.5 is the highest max speed recorded on my cyclocomp.
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65mph on my mountain bike down an extremely steep hill.
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