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    Fail?



    At the top of a 1.2mi 10% descent... ewwww....
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    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.

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    Ouch. That sucks. What's the point of having such a fun hill if you can't go bombing down it at 50 mph?
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    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.

    :scurries away:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post


    At the top of a 1.2mi 10% descent... ewwww....
    So skateboards, scooters, and rollerbladers can go as fast as they want? Cool!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Unicycle FTW!!!!!!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    Ouch. That sucks. What's the point of having such a fun hill if you can't go bombing down it at 50 mph?
    You can do it, just don't complain about the ticket.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    Speed limits for bikes should automatically be higher than speed limits for cars because bikes can do far less damage.
    At 280 pounds (combined weight; rider + bike) and doing around 50mph, I bet I could do almost as much damage as a SmartCar doing 25mph if I plowed into somebody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    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.

    :scurries away:
    Part of the 'safety' equation includes the rider
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    At 280 pounds (combined weight; rider + bike) and doing around 50mph, I bet I could do almost as much damage as a SmartCar doing 25mph if I plowed into somebody.
    This sounds like a great topic for an episode of MythBusters!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    This sounds like a great topic for an episode of MythBusters!
    Strictly based on F=M*a, I'm sure the car has a greater potential for doing damage. But you have to figure the safety features of the car, vs. my safety features.

    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.

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    Nice photoshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    At 280 pounds (combined weight; rider + bike) and doing around 50mph, I bet I could do almost as much damage as a SmartCar doing 25mph if I plowed into somebody.
    (1/2)m*v^2

    Smart car = 1600 lbs, 25 mph --> 500,000

    CliftonGK1 = 280 lbs, 50 mph --> 350,000

    You'd actually have to be doing close to 60 mph to do as much damage. But of course in either case you'd be pretty much toast as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
    You know you can get a ticket for going over the speed limit on a bike on any road.
    Yeah, but at least without that sign, I can at least TRY the "I didn't know" route...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    You can do it, just don't complain about the ticket.
    Complain??? about a speeding ticket on a bike??? hahahahahahahhaha!!

    I'd frame the sucker after showing it off to all of my friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by volleybrad View Post
    Nice photoshop
    It's not a photoshop. That sign is located at the top (and bottom) of the road up the side of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia. You can ask any Atlantan here to verify the authenticity of that photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    (1/2)m*v^2

    Smart car = 1600 lbs, 25 mph --> 500,000

    CliftonGK1 = 280 lbs, 50 mph --> 350,000

    You'd actually have to be doing close to 60 mph to do as much damage. But of course in either case you'd be pretty much toast as well.
    On a 10% grade for over a mile, I'm pretty sure I could get close to 60mph. I did 54.6mph on a 1/2 mile 11% this summer. More time to adjust the aero positioning and I could squeak at least another 2 or 3mph out of it.
    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.

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    Doesn't say anything about tricycles!



    WHEEEEEEEE

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    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. ;)
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    I'd be scared out of my mind to try to take a contraption like that down such a steep hill...
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    Trouble with enforcing bike speed limits is that speedometers are not required equipment...so how do we know for sure what our speed is?
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    ^^

    And I'll give you one guess who owns that problem
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    Doesn't say anything about tricycles!



    WHEEEEEEEE
    It looks like that chain would slap the ground.

    Edit: Or maybe it's higher up than it appears due to the grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    On a 10% grade for over a mile, I'm pretty sure I could get close to 60mph. I did 54.6mph on a 1/2 mile 11% this summer. More time to adjust the aero positioning and I could squeak at least another 2 or 3mph out of it.
    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.
    Most I ever did was a little over 54 mph and it went on for a looooooooonnnnngggg time down a long hill (of course making my way up the horrible high rollers was just awful and so this was JUSTIFIED!!). However as I was crouched down over the front and WHOOOPING IT up like a banshee - I also took check on the sweaty palms (it was a hugely hot day out and I had spent the last several hours climbing) and so thought between WEEEE's - oh freaking dam, hope the hands don't slip!!! my face is rash - but WEEEEE!!!.

    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.

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    love the streamers blowing in the wind at 40+
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