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Old 08-07-21, 06:23 PM
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My max speed was 25 years ago. I was in Colorado and decided to ride up to Estes Park on US34. I had intended to try to ride up to the top of Trail Ridge Road but I'm a flatlander and my back was too sore just getting up to Estes Park. I hit 50mph on the descent. There is no way I could pedal. My big gear was 53/13 (and low gear 42/21 - again, a flatlander, and also the reason my back was sore).
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Old 08-08-21, 05:42 AM
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I don't track it enough but pedal as fast as I can go and still be comfortable and enjoy my ride.
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Old 08-08-21, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I am much more interested in how fast I can ascend, rather than descend. The highest gears on my road bikes are in the mid-90 gear-inches (e.g. 46/13, 50/14), and I have a 104 (48/12) on my mountain bike, and all of those are perfectly adequate for me. According to the velometer on my mountain bike, my maximum speed has been around 50kph, or 30mph (on road -- I would never go that fast on dirt).
Yeah same here. Pretty hilly where I am, some of them long steep accents. The thrill for me is more about getting up faster than how fast I went down. So regular routes lap time upon ascent to peak, I check all the time, rest of ride is just warm down basically.
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Old 08-08-21, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Kanon25 View Post
Yeah same here. Pretty hilly where I am, some of them long steep accents. The thrill for me is more about getting up faster than how fast I went down. So regular routes lap time upon ascent to peak, I check all the time, rest of ride is just warm down basically.
Good luck ascending at 80kph
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