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Hit new top speed today

Old 09-12-08, 08:10 PM
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Hit new top speed today

Coming down the hill on my 25 mile ride I hit 51 mph. Before this my fastest was 50.3...What's the fastest you have been on your bike?


I know...pointless thread but kind of fun to talk about...
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Old 09-12-08, 08:21 PM
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55.5 mph. i can't wait till i hit 60
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Old 09-12-08, 08:25 PM
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my best thus far was 87 km/h; still shooting for 100 km/h... (62 mph)

this is without drafting, just solo, coming down a pass near mt st helens - damn car got in the way too, i probably could have hit 95 at least.
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This thread has been done many times before. But my pee went just over 55mph.
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
This thread has been done many times before.
true; but some of us never get tired of bragging about our top speeds. besides, just about every thread on BF has been done before..

didn't you already hit 60+ umd? these are the kinds of things people want to know
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
true; but some of us never get tired of bragging about our top speeds. besides, just about every thread on BF has been done before..

didn't you already hit 60+ umd? these are the kinds of things people want to know
Unfortunately not. I get into the mid-50s fairly consistently but the last time I tried to hit 60 I had my race wheels on and got a little shimmy at 54.9 so I backed off. It will be interesting now that I have my power meter, to see how much power I am cranking at that speed. Because I'm not coasting but it's probably not much...
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Old 09-12-08, 08:46 PM
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About 50 mph. I'll never forget the look on the face of the guy driving the van that I passed going down the hill outside New Paltz, NY.
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54ish...

sprinted out of a paceline down a 15% hill...
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160 on a Busa.
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I have been speeds well in excess of 60MPH several times while motorpacing.
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42 (seriously)
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57 in Utah coming down Sardine Canyon.
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Mid 40s were commonplace until a few years ago when my father had a bad bike accident and broke his shoulder, wrist and shattered his hip. After that, I've been more conservative.
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see the link, 60 mph
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
Mid 40s were commonplace until a few years ago when my father had a bad bike accident and broke his shoulder, wrist and shattered his hip. After that, I've been more conservative.
Bingo! My fastest as far as I know was 45-ish. But I know too many riders who got injured bad... It isn't worth taking risks and dying on a fricken bike (unless you are racing )
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Old 09-12-08, 09:47 PM
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+50 mph with my son on a tandem and 36mph on my single [before computers on a flat road].
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50 something. Some guy in a car pulled up next to me as I was slowing down through 40 mph and thought I'd actually be able to understand what he was saying with all the wind. I think he was frightened for my life for going those speeds. I wasn't swerving or anything. Whats the big deal?
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115 kph coming down from the McKensie Pass into Sisters, OR.
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33 mph. It was on a crappy road though and it felt really fast. I only have 20 miles on my road bike, lol.

Mountain biking I wasn't a DH guy, so I didn't hit very high speeds.

I hit 31 mph in a sprint yesterday though, on a smooth road, that didn't feel that fast. I was surprised when I looked down, still in my small ring too.
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45 mph is about the norm coming down each of two very long hills leading away from my house cranking in a 50/11. I need a slow day of traffic where I can fully take the lane and I'll go for the 50 mark (which would be over the legal limit, hehe). As it is, I have to pay attention to the right side of the lane, which tends to be a bit rough in a couple areas. Oh! And the CHP just decided to put up one of those mobile trailers that shows your speed limit on my first descent. Going to have fun with that this weekend...

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Old 09-12-08, 11:09 PM
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If I remember correctly, it is but a mere 43.4.
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i hit 36 today by myself on a flat road.....with a 9mph tailwind
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My fastest descent was clocked at 68 mph by my coach's car's speedometer. That is truly scary fast. But I was young and reckless. The bike went straight as an arrow, vibration or anything - my old Peugot racing bike.
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My fastest descent was clocked at 68 mph by my coach's car's speedometer. That is truly scary fast. But I was young and reckless. The bike went straight as an arrow, vibration or anything - my old Peugot racing bike.
car spedos almost alway run fast and there is a good chance you coach was going faster than you, as it ivery difficult to pace at exactly the same speed. I once had a guy clock me at over 50 when I was going at most in the low 40s
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