what's the benefit of going 50?
if gravity does all the work and i'm on winding, mountain roads i don't go above 30-35 either. it's simply because i have too much respect for speed, oncoming traffic, debris or sand that may be on the asphalt that wasn't there the last time, or anything else.
if it's really long, straight slope where i do at least part of the work myself i feel fine going 40.
i've had people on mountain- and fitnessbikes overtake me. so what? if i had wider tires with a profile i'd be going faster too. or if i knew the street were closed and it's a race. but why when it's just training / for fun?
in conclusion: i don't need to prove to myself or other riders out there how big my nuts are. it's just training.
Last edited by james_holden; 05-29-05 at 12:34 AM.