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    Senior Member joshuatrio's Avatar
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    45mph on flats. new personal record.

    Well sorta.

    While getting a bike fit the other day, the fitter told me to warm-up for 10 minutes, then he'd come back to make adjustments.

    So I started riding my bike - which was on a trainer (with speedometer on it), going faster, faster and faster. 20mph, then 30mph... The trainer started sounding like a treadmill...

    "Click - Shift" larger chainring, cruisin' 40 mph!!! (trainer humming pretty loud)... Now 45 mph (trainer now screaming loud) !!! Can I get 50 mph?

    Then the bike shop employee walks by the room and gives me a dirty look.

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    Trainers don't count in real biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuatrio View Post
    45 "mph" on trainer.
    FIFY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    Trainers don't count in real biking.
    Duh.

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    Mark Cavendish was timed at 49+ mph in a sprint finish during a sanctioned race.

    Now that is bada$$ed. I wonder what a trainer sounds like with him on it. Maybe like an F15 warming up?

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    Keep it up for an Hour.

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    Moved from Commuting.
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    Ride what and in what manner pleases you. Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. srsly.
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    Yeah - the trainer was obviously set up to facilitate fitting and not with the resistance set to duplicate actual riding conditions. I guess you got distracted - how did the fitting go?

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    no1mad went easy on you. He could have moved this to the 41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Keep it up for an Hour.
    Easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Mark Cavendish was timed at 49+ mph in a sprint finish during a sanctioned race.

    Now that is bada$$ed. I wonder what a trainer sounds like with him on it. Maybe like an F15 warming up?
    Just insane. I hit 50mph once. Down a super steep, 1 mile downhill (side of a mountain).

    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    Yeah - the trainer was obviously set up to facilitate fitting and not with the resistance set to duplicate actual riding conditions. I guess you got distracted - how did the fitting go?
    I know, I know. Just trying to make people laugh on Monday.

    Fitting went well. Almost immediately took away the knee pain I've had for a couple years. Still remnants of tendonitis, but that will probably work itself out over the next few months. Hopefully.

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    I know how to get my bike computer up to 45 on the flat - just install an additional spoke magnet.

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    double your speed

    I was riding next to a guy with the same wireless CatEye cyclometer. All of a sudden I was doing double speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
    no1mad went easy on you. He could have moved this to A&S.
    ftfy
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    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I hit 50 knots on my old Mongoose on a downgrade. Yes, I had my computer calibrated in nautical miles.
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    My CAAD8 went 45 the other day in the back of my Ford...
    BE THE PERSON YOUR DOG THINKS YOU ARE.....

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    I was coming back in from a 200k, riding with a tandem. We came to the last bridge before the ride start, and the tandem captain says "Sprint across the bridge!" and the race was on. I hit 37 mph, fastest I ever rode on level ground, I think, that was with a light tailwind. It helps if you know you can stop in 100 yards.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    fastest I can hit on the flats is 32-33
    Noooooo! My thread!! -_________- http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/896498-Do-you-pack-quot-heat-quot-while-cycling

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    45 meters per hour. Good job!

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    Or do it the old fashioned way:

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    Yes, this needs to be moved to the 41 and embellished with talk of massive guads and dialing it up to 400w.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmc View Post
    Yes, this needs to be moved to the 41 and embellished with talk of massive guads and dialing it up to 400w.
    Drope the hammer!

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