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Old 05-29-12, 09:57 AM
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So hows the Pi**ing match going?
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Road bike 42.7 mph
Mtn bike 38.5 mph
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
So hows the Pi**ing match going?
It's going downhill!
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Old 05-29-12, 02:33 PM
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46 mph on a nice paved 1 mile downhill. On the Kona dual sus. mt bike. With 2.5 in. knobbies. Near Lanesboro Ma, at a pedrosfest.
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About 60.

Dropping down into SLO from the North on the 101 freeway. raffic lane, not shoulder so more speed was better. Not getting passed by cars was a good thing.

It really isn't that hard for me to hit the high 40s going downhill.
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37mph on mountain bike with 1.5 slicks. 50-55mph on the road bike a bunch of times--usually I move into a driving lane a little if I am going the speed limit and not interfering. Less stuff to run over compared to riding on the shoulder. But given a smooth, steep, clear patch of pavement who knows. I like speed!
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52 mph on a road bike. A 15% grade will produce that kind of speed in less than a mile.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
About 10 years ago 72mph in a downhill sweeper on a road machine. In theory could have gone faster but the wheels were barely in touch with the ground so I backed off.
This year to date 65kph on a mountain bike with oversized road tires. Now the issue is gearing, not stability and I'll be installing a larger chainring. The suspension and tires make the bike dead stable and 100kph+ should be a snap.
Please give more details on how you accomplished this. It must have been very steep.
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36.29884 W 85.63929 to N 36.34057 W 85.65688

If I recall correctly, it's 450 feet of elevation change in about 2.7 miles. Sitting upright on a mountain bike I was able to hit 27 mph before wussing out and braking. Getting aero on a road bike with thin tires, I've hit 45-52 mph multiple times. This place is about 6 miles from my house.
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Originally Posted by dcrowell View Post
It's going downhill!
I see what you did there.

My fastest? Low 50s mph during the final mountain descent of the Civil War Century. Got scurred. Hit the brakes.
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