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Old 05-03-11, 08:18 PM   #1
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Just got told to "Slow It Down" by the police tonight. :D

I cut through the mall this evening, and since it's closed for the night, I let my freak flag fly and pushed a sprint for fun......short one. I was on the Fixed Gear, 74 gear inches gearing, and was happily cranking a 150 cadence just because it felt good. I wound up with LPD following me to the grocery where they told me I was hitting 33 MPH on the sprint.

Now, it is possible, I checked at this site.

http://www.soulbikes.com/gears/

And here's the data




WhOoOoOT!
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When you got your pat-down, was it at least a cute officer?
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Old 05-03-11, 08:28 PM   #4
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When you got your pat-down, was it at least a cute officer?

No, no pat down. He knows me, anyway. We ride together from time to time down at Major Taylor Velodrome, and he's also one of the weekend bike patrol officers in the summer.
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Old 05-03-11, 08:32 PM   #5
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By the way, for the record, I can only hold that 150 cadence for around a half mile or so, maybe 3/4 a mile on a really good day.
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Still how long did it take before you could do that cadence even for that long?
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Still how long did it take before you could do that cadence even for that long?
Several years of hard riding. Given how little I rode so far this year, I was pleasantly surprised how fast my conditioning is coming back. I was sidelined most of the winter and not even allowed trainer time. It just feels good to be back in the saddle again this year.
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I always love the faces of cops when they pull a bike over. Way to go
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Ive gotten that before, on my commute, there a nice long stretch of downhill that leads into a town with a 25mph Speed limit. Only once an officer pulled along side of me to tell me I had hit 33 in the 25. He just smiled and drove off, come to find he is the organizer of le tour de pitman.
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Tom, you should have asked for a citation. Then you could have framed it.
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Didn't you get a written warning to frame? I've been trying for years. There's never a cop when I need one.

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33mph 150 cadance...you are an animal
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I don't think I would mind that ticket either!
Impressive!
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I can't sprint that fast on my single-speed, but it's geared lower. That's my story and I'm sticking too it.
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I think a Ticket would of been worth framing for the wall.
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This was the closest I could find on short notice.

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Scafflaw! 150rpm! See what a fixed gear will do to you. That'd rip my knees out...
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Is this an admonishment of your local police department...

...or are you just trying to show off to your friends? Either way, well done sir. Well done indeed .
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150 RPM @ 33 MPH for 3/4 mile?!?!?! You are DA MAN!!!!

Thanks for giving me something to shoot for - I was getting pretty happy with my 1/2mile 23 MPH 120 RPM but now I see how far I really have to go.

You didn't happen to be going downhill with a tailwind did you?
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150 RPM @ 33 MPH for 3/4 mile?!?!?! You are DA MAN!!!! ...


You didn't happen to be going downhill with a tailwind did you?
Sounds like an old Isuzu commercial to me... LOL!

Nice going, Tom! I'd like to hit 33MPH dowhill without chickening out and dragging the brakes...
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