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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Pffft...I have to under-inflate my tires.
    I'm so fast the resulting radical heat increase from the intense friction causes the tires and tubes to expand and explode.
    I now spin the tires on the driveway like topfuel dragsters do, this warms the tire and lessens the chance of me ripping it off the rim during takeoff.

    I also only ride mtb, road bikes are too flimsy and the amount of torque I use tends to pull the rear wheel forward so much the chainstays buckle. I currently am running a small motorcycle chain.

    Lucky I have a friend in the areospace industry, he was able to get a sample of the ceramic tile used to shield the space shuttle from the extreme temp of re-entry.
    I currently run the tile pieces as brake pads 'cause everything else melted\caught on fire.


    My problem is how to build a ferring as the shock waves coming off my body, helmet, etc. tend to merge with the main shocks some distance from the bicycle.
    The resulting pressure pulse changes appear to be N-shaped. To an observer on the ground, this pulse is felt as an abrupt compression above atmospheric pressure followed by a rapid decompression below atmospheric pressure and a final recompression to atmospheric pressure.

    The total change takes place in one-tenth of a second or less and is felt and heard as a double jolt or boom.
    The resulting shock wave is jarring, the airfoil MAY cone the air burst away from my body.

    Perhaps the greatest concern I have about the sonic boom is its effect on the public. The effects run from structural damage (cracked building plaster and broken windows) down to heightened tensions and annoyance of the citizenry.
    For this reason, I have been forbidden to operate bicycles in the continental United States.

    Ya and I do it at SEA LEVEL. Not like those high altitude wimps....
    For example, an bicycle flying along at 685 mph (1,100 km/h) at sea level would be subsonically at about Mach 0.9. The same cyclist riding at 685 mph at 50,000 ft (15,255 m) would be riding supersonically at about Mach 1.05. A difference of 0.15 Mach may not sound like much...but it ****** me off.

    A bow shock wave will exist for free-stream Mach numbers above 1.0. In three dimensions, the bow shock is in reality a cone in shape (a Mach cone) as it extends back from the nose of the bike.

    As long as the ferring is swept back behind the Mach cone, there is subsonic flow over most of the rider and relatively low drag.

    Hope the ferring doesn't look ugly, maybe I'll put some cycling decals on it.
    Anybody have links for molding thermo-plastic resins?
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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    New Road Thread Needed

    This guy is fast.

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    Except it's fairing.

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    The traffic cop couldn't catch me. I didn't even realize he was after me until I noticed in the weekly police report a note about a chase after a speeding orange bicycle that ran a red light. My bike is blue, the light looked green to me, and the date of the report was the day after I rode through that part of town. If you think there are any discrepancies in my story, you should study relativity a little more (but not too much).
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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    The traffic cop couldn't catch me. I didn't even realize he was after me until I noticed in the weekly police report a note about a chase after a speeding orange bicycle that ran a red light. My bike is blue, the light looked green to me, and the date of the report was the day after I rode through that part of town. If you think there are any discrepancies in my story, you should study relativity a little more (but not too much).
    Relativly speaking...

    You experienced a quantum leap probably.
    If you cycle in the direction opposite the earths revolution, close to the speed of light, time slows.
    Going with the revolution, experience a 'timeskip'.
    Problem is as the cyclist approaches the speed of light, he and the bike become elongated through time and his mass increases to that of the galaxy in which he is riding.

    I once rode so fast, I got home before I left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    i'm a flyin' fart i'm so fast. O_o

    You're slow, you couldn't even outride the the smell of your own fart.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    LMAO! He so slow that he speeds up when he farts due to the thrust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    Relativly speaking...

    You experienced a quantum leap probably.
    If you cycle in the direction opposite the earths revolution, close to the speed of light, time slows.
    Going with the revolution, experience a 'timeskip'.
    Problem is as the cyclist approaches the speed of light, he and the bike become elongated through time and his mass increases to that of the galaxy in which he is riding.

    I once rode so fast, I got home before I left.
    I could probably get tonnes of crap for you guys about the theory of realtivity. My maths teacher is the only man (alive or dead) who has proved the theory of realtivity mathamatically. Einstein proved it by example, however this is not a true proof, it is agreed that it was correct in every instance attempted, but that is no trith. Oh and my teacher proved it in two different ways and received a prize from some English university. He is also really nice, but I was in year 10 and he was giving us university work.
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    I'm so fast, I defy Newtonian physics. Traffic cops are currently studying quantum theory to get an idea of how fast I'm going so they can ticket appropriately. About about all they've figured out so far is that I'm going to owe someone some ridiculous sum of a form of money that has yet to be devised.

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    Ride bike or bike ride? Hopper's Avatar
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    So that was you, remember me, I was that guy who rode past you in a flash, I was going so fast that those traffic cops didn't realize I went past and didn't see me. i have to be carful thoug, if I hit as wall there will be so much energy transfer from such a rapid deceleration, I might destroy the atomic structure of some atoms and cause an explosion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    I'm so fast, I defy Newtonian physics. Traffic cops are currently studying quantum theory to get an idea of how fast I'm going so they can ticket appropriately. About about all they've figured out so far is that I'm going to owe someone some ridiculous sum of a form of money that has yet to be devised.

    The Mans ALWAYS tried to keep us down.
    Is that one of those pay more >the faster you go over the limit tickets?
    You're screwed.

    If they can catch you.

    I hate bunny hopping those damn spike strips they keep throwing at my wheels.

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    Beausage is Beautiful Fugazi Dave's Avatar
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    I'm so fast I synthesize my own accelerated evolution. Within five years it's expected that the UN will ban me from mating with normal humans because they fear my theoretical progeny will make the slow **** sapien athletically obsolete.

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    WOW, will you mate with me? Maybe I'll be fast too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    I'm so fast I synthesize my own accelerated evolution. Within five years it's expected that the UN will ban me from mating with normal humans because they fear my theoretical progeny will make the slow **** sapien athletically obsolete.
    If it comes down to Booty, i'll be getting some brakes.

    Why do mere mortal cyclists even HAVE brakes???
    Hell, I can jump off my bike and hit the ground WALKING at the speeds the Norms are going.

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    I'm so fast I had to install a liquid cooling system for my chain to keep it from going red hot and stretching.

    I'm so fast Dupont, 3M, and a number of other companies are beating the crap out of one another trying to engineer lubricants I won't turn into blue smoke in the first quarter mile.

    I'm so fast the Defense Department has me on call to intercept incoming ICBMs.

    I'm so fast I cannot be legally exported.

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    Pssh 53-11 has all of you beat in the unsubstantiated boast department

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    Slow ride, I had a dislocated knee...and one of my platforms fell off at the start of the run, so I had to pedal standing on the axle.
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