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Originally Posted by 23109VC View Post
i'm wondering ... how fast are the "pros" going.. i'm sure they would smoke a guy like me...
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Originally Posted by 23109VC View Post
on a downhill - where I feel like i'm going as fast as the bike will physically go, I think i'm going maybe 35? mayb ethat is about as fast as these bikes will go? not that I need to go faster..falling off at 35 I think i'd break a whole bunch of bones and be covered in road rash.....
Your bicycle should be able to go faster than 56 km/h.



Originally Posted by 23109VC View Post
I also can imagine that on a longer ride you keep overall speeds a bit lower? to conserve energy? thel ongest I've gone is 40 miles... I would think if I was going to go for a century ride, I might opt to ... stick to 15mph or less and go for conserving energy?
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