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Old 01-10-06, 08:07 PM
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does any one know the name of that volcano in nicaragua where that guy destroyed that carbon fibre prototype bike? I think it was on real video .does any one know a location that is suitable in north america at high altitude to attempt speed over 100 miles / hour (160kms)

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A guy in Peru mountain biked down 2 volcanos in south america somewhere, its on the giant bikes website
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Old 01-13-06, 11:39 AM
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Allright, but what about an uphill speed record?
Any idea what that's like?
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That was Eric Barrone on Cerro Negro. I have his crash picture on my workbench cabinet, with the inscription Joe 0, Volcano 1
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Originally Posted by kamikaziken
does any one know the name of that volcano in nicaragua where that guy destroyed that carbon fibre prototype bike? I think it was on real video .does any one know a location that is suitable in north america at high altitude to attempt speed over 100 miles / hour (160kms)
That is that long and smooth? No clue. Blackcomb mountain has the altitude but the terrain would destroy you.
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I just googled Eric Barone and got this. I can't read it, but it looks like he went 172 km which is 106 mph.
http://canales.elcorreodigital.com/e...ic_barone.html
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http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-52177.html
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Previous discussion on same topic.
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Old 01-15-06, 08:39 PM
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thanks alot buddy I have been looking for a while you made my week , I rode my intense m1 4,600kms this summer to blackcomb there is no way you could hit that speed and blackcomb isnt high altitude mammoth mt is 11,053feet I lived there to and we could not even come close see you on cerro negro buddy . keep your wheels between the ditchs (kamikaziken)
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Old 01-15-06, 08:44 PM
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re: uphill speed record . what goes up must ride down, I JUST HAVENT FIGURED OUT THE GEARING YET.KAMIKAZIKEN
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Originally Posted by MattP.
I just googled Eric Barone and got this. I can't read it, but it looks like he went 172 km which is 106 mph.
http://canales.elcorreodigital.com/e...ic_barone.html
Whoa ! That WOULD be scary going 106 MPH down a rugged trail on a MTB
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