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How fast have you gone on your bike?

Old 04-21-10, 10:38 PM
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How fast have you gone on your bike?

I hit 63 once going down a loooong steep hill.
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Old 04-21-10, 10:51 PM
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Old 04-21-10, 10:57 PM
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88km/h
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Old 04-21-10, 11:10 PM
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you did not hit 63mph.
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Old 04-21-10, 11:12 PM
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really says who.
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Old 04-21-10, 11:16 PM
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yes.... but what was you average speed...
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Old 04-21-10, 11:22 PM
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hell no it was my one time balls out crank downhill before kids speed.
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Old 04-21-10, 11:25 PM
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ludicrous speed.
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Old 04-21-10, 11:47 PM
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25 m/s
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Old 04-22-10, 12:09 AM
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With the right grade and distance you can hit some pretty stupid speeds on any bike... I have zoobombed in Portland where ludicrous speed is the order of the day and done this on a folding bike.

There is a climb I am planning to make this summer on my touring bike that will take me 17 km and bring me up to 7500 feet altitude and where the air starts to get thin..

The descent will be epic and know that I could top 100 kmh on some long stretches with nothing but gravity as I have hit speeds close to this on lesser descents.

Climbing this will probably take hours and we plan to leave most of our gear at the base of the road to lighten things up as much as possible... I have seen loaded tourers going up this at a walking pace or just walking it when it was just too steep to pedal.

The only limitation here is that you have to be able to slow down fast enough to handle the switchbacks and not ride off a cliff into the gorges.

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Old 04-22-10, 12:31 AM
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65km/h Down the bridge that finishes off my daily commute. Still wanting to go faster but having trouble getting back into shape. Want to sign up for this year's Red Bull Road Rage though, so that might give some new results.
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Old 04-22-10, 12:51 AM
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Were you wearing Lycra?
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45mph. But I doubt I'll go fast like that again. I prefer to just amble down the hills these days and typically do not pedal when on a decline.
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41mph.
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35 on a single speed... very scary...
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I did 50mph on a steep downhill without wearing glasses.
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this was downhill with a tailwind...now how fast can you go on the dead level flat with no wind?
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Originally Posted by fogrider View Post
this was downhill with a tailwind...now how fast can you go on the dead level flat with no wind?
65 as well... Imagine what a dobermann pincher can do to you when he gets you. Was a very scary moment for me, and it wasn't the speed that scared me.
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76 m/s
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It depends if I trust what my speedo says. If I do I've gone over 80mph. I highly doubt that is right though, stupid wireless.

If I'm going to be more realistic I've probably done about 3,000,000,000 fathoms/decade.
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Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
It depends if I trust what my speedo says. If I do I've gone over 80mph. I highly doubt that is right though, stupid wireless.

If I'm going to be more realistic I've probably done about 3,000,000,000 fathoms/decade.
Wait. You wear speedo's when cycling?
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Wait. You wear speedo's when cycling?
Well my cycling shorts just don't show of my package as much as I'd like them to.
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51mph down along road in the Pocono's by Camel BAck I was inmy20's and stupid. It was great but scarey
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