Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-27-08, 09:06 AM   #1
cydewaze
Emondafied
Thread Starter
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
New personal best max speed!

I was doing a short, local ride with my wife a few days ago, and there's a short but fun hill that we get to go down that kind of curves to the left as it drops. "Wow!" my wife exclaimed. "I got up to 35mph!" Since the hill is so short, and my wife doesn't weigh much, that was a pretty good speed, so her aero position must be improving.

I looked down at my comp, and saw a new highest max speed for me:



Of course I didn't go 73.5, or anything close to it, and my wife was too far away for my comp to have picked up signals from both sensors. So I guess my battery must be going south or something.

If I manage to break 100mph this weekend, I'll be sure to post about it.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 09:09 AM   #2
MrCrassic 
Senior Member
 
MrCrassic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: 2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
Posts: 3,650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Next up: drafting Acela Express trains.
__________________
Ride more.

Code:
$ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
 $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces
MrCrassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 09:11 AM   #3
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Actually, it appears that you went - 73.5 mph. I think you meant new MIN speed.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 09:13 AM   #4
MrCrassic 
Senior Member
 
MrCrassic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: 2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
Posts: 3,650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not if his previous min speed was -100 mph.
__________________
Ride more.

Code:
$ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
 $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces
MrCrassic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 09:14 AM   #5
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Wow, imagine how surprised he is going to be when he discovers forward motion.
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 10:40 AM   #6
jvan12345
Senior Member
 
jvan12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The armpit of America
Bikes:
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have exact same computer on my bikes as well. Were either of you wearing a heart rate monitor by chance? I have watched mine latch onto various riding partners' wireless hrm's with similar results. I don't think it's your battery!
jvan12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 10:42 AM   #7
UnsafeAlpine
Domestic Domestique
 
UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Michigan
Bikes: Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
Posts: 1,742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Has anyone done above 60 in real life? I've hit 59.5
UnsafeAlpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 10:43 AM   #8
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,157
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Lets keep this about stuff we have done on the bike, mkay!
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 10:57 AM   #9
cydewaze
Emondafied
Thread Starter
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
Next up: drafting Acela Express trains.
Hmmm, that's not a bad idea!


Quote:
Originally Posted by jvan12345 View Post
I have exact same computer on my bikes as well. Were either of you wearing a heart rate monitor by chance? I have watched mine latch onto various riding partners' wireless hrm's with similar results. I don't think it's your battery!
Nope, neither of us. Good info though.


Quote:
Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
Has anyone done above 60 in real life? I've hit 59.5
Not me. 58.5 I think, down a really looooooong hill in PA.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 11:36 AM   #10
edbikebabe
runnin' down a dream
 
edbikebabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere out there
Bikes: Turner Flux, Orbea Onix Dama.
Posts: 2,764
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The highest I've hit was 82km/hr (you can do your own conversion). It was in the mountains & it was fast & I was a little scared - but going too fast to hit the brakes. I had to keep telling myself to "just relax".

Last edited by edbikebabe; 06-27-08 at 11:37 AM. Reason: none of your business
edbikebabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 11:47 AM   #11
SonataInFSharp
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes:
Posts: 176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is that a wirelss computer? I can't stand wireless computers because they are so susceptible to interference. I had one for a short time and I always had to ride on a trail alongside electrified rail tracks. It said I was doing 88.8mph the entire time. Of course that messed up everything else to that used the speed as a calculation, so it was totally worthless.

I bought a wired one from Target for $19 and it's been amazing.
SonataInFSharp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 12:19 PM   #12
cydewaze
Emondafied
Thread Starter
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
It is in fact a wireless computer. It doesn't mess up that often, so when it does it's mostly humorous.
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 12:54 PM   #13
mocella
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: over by there
Bikes:
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You've got some work to do to catch my record-breaking ride at Hotter'N Hell last year. I'd been riding for about 3 months before I did the ride, I think I did okay
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3759333

Moving Speed (mph) 29.1 avg. 44,080.2 max.
mocella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 01:36 PM   #14
cydewaze
Emondafied
Thread Starter
 
cydewaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Maryland
Bikes: See sig
Posts: 4,856
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mocella View Post
You've got some work to do to catch my record-breaking ride at Hotter'N Hell last year. I'd been riding for about 3 months before I did the ride, I think I did okay
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3759333

Moving Speed (mph) 29.1 avg. 44,080.2 max.
Sweet! I might even need a magnet on every spoke to challenge that max speed!
__________________

my bike page - my journal
Current Stable: Trek Emonda SL - Trek Top Fuel 8 - Scattante XRL - Jamis Dakar Expert - Trek 9700 - AlpineStars Al Mega
cydewaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-08, 01:42 PM   #15
huhenio
Barbieri Telefonico
 
huhenio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bikes: Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
Posts: 3,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I taped my gps to my handlebars.

40 mph on a 5% hill
__________________
Giving Haircuts Over The Phone
huhenio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 AM.