At the top of a 1.2mi 10% descent... ewwww....
You know you can get a ticket for going over the speed limit on a bike on any road.
Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
Speed limits for bikes should automatically be higher than speed limits for cars because bikes can do far less damage.
Whoops, I got this forum confused with A&S.
Car = Plastic/styrofoam bumpers
CGK1 = Plastic/styrofoam helmet (only reduces damage during direct cranial impact)
Car = Engineered crumple zones for frontal impact
CGK1 = Will likely crumple when impacted from any angle
Car = Large frontal surface area distributes force of impact
CGK1 = Likely to assume fetal position prior to impact, concentrating force like a cannonball
Car = Smooth frontal impact area (bumper, grille)
CGK1 = Has some pointy bits which have great damage potential
So, I've got some things going in my favour for this competition.
'06 Felt F1X
'07 Niner Air 9
If I knew I was just speeding for glorious disaster, I wouldn't be afraid of a top speed and thinking about trying to slow down.
that is the most OCP trike I've ever seen... lol
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
And then a week later I learned a good friend had a high speed wobble crash when he was cruizing a downhill in a tri-race in a heavy rain - crashing at over 60 mph and he ended up losing an eye, a couple of vertebrae and more or less crushed his right shoulder. Never hard of high speed wobble (he had his Litespeed bike checked out for everything too).
So since I learned of him - I've curtailed my WEEEE time - prolly only hitting 35 plus on a few downhills as I brake it down slowly (mostly cause there's a freaking nasty pothole and MAN ALIVE - hit that on a roadbike at that speed and it totally jars your teeth!!!!!!!!!!!!). Even still that's enough speed to rash the body. sigh.
love the streamers blowing in the wind at 40+
sigless at the moment....