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What's the fastest you've ridden?

Old 04-20-14, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
It's like they just can't mentally handle not driving faster than a guy on a bike.
This afternoon I approached a 3 way stop at the same time as a car travelling the same way as me. The driver was so focused on getting past me they almost T-Boned a taxi that was at the stop well before us and turning left across our lane Good times.
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Old 04-20-14, 05:12 PM
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I got a little bold yesterday at a ride and did 27 MPH on gravel
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Old 04-20-14, 06:30 PM
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before or after a pro fitting?
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Old 04-20-14, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by RJM View Post
I've ridden so fast I thought to myself - man, I wish I shaved my legs so I could be that much more aero.
lol I've heard shaving your eyebrows adds 4.8 mph to your overall speed too.
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Old 04-20-14, 07:18 PM
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I hit 41 mph this past weekend and was pretty nervous. I'm sure when my new bike gets here this week I'll receive bike super powers and break the 50 mph mark ...uphill

Seriously, 30 mph on flat is booking it. Not sure my top speed on flat surface.
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Old 04-20-14, 08:14 PM
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32 mph. I live in Houston so we only have flats. Would like to ride some hills, but would probably be too nervous to go above 40.
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Old 04-20-14, 08:19 PM
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59 mph in a road race in New Hampshire, 66mph on a touring bike in the French Alps
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Old 04-20-14, 10:13 PM
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Old 04-21-14, 01:50 AM
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Low 40's. Plenty fast for this old man on a BICYCLE.
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Old 04-21-14, 04:59 AM
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87 km/h or 54 mph Same thing!

Edit: It's just the top speed I achieved cycling downhill and not a sustained ride speed in anyway. Might even have lasted less than 5 seconds.
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Old 04-21-14, 06:55 AM
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41 mph and didn't like it. The 35 that I occasionally hit these days doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 04-21-14, 07:12 AM
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64mph on my mountain bike several years ago. I was still gaining speed but I had to brake because there was a patch of gravel at the bottom of the hill.
Will never try a run like that on a road bike.
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Old 04-21-14, 08:12 AM
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42.5 or so. Wasn't even on the steepest or longest hill I've gone down. In fact the hill is fairly short. Was just a mixture of smooth, straight, downhill road and strong tailwind. 100 yards later and I was climbing up the other side.
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Old 04-21-14, 09:24 AM
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I was at 39 yesterday, as fast as I go without starting to feel concerned about it. So for practical purposes 40 is my limit. I've reached mid-40's on my rain bike though.
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Old 04-21-14, 09:49 AM
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I hit 45.5mph on my cross bike yesterday...fastest I've been on that bike so far. The fat tires are confidence inspiring, but the carbon wheels and cantilever brakes? Not so much.
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Old 04-21-14, 10:04 AM
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I've gone north of 50 mph going downhill a number of times and over 60 once. A loaded touring bike with panniers on lowriders is more stable at speed than a racing bike. I've done 30 in the flats but that was in a paceline.
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Old 04-21-14, 10:04 AM
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Old 04-21-14, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CommuteCommando View Post
52 here. Strava Segment | Twin Oaks DH - The Meat of the Segment. Wide and straight. One place where a Clyde like me could hit KOM, but what's the point? I'd like to live a few more years.

My regular commute-4 miles almost dead flat-I recently did at 18.5 average. Mild tailwind, catching most of the lights.

Occasional long commute-29 miles ~1200 feet vertical, most climbing under 5% with about a 400 foot net drop- my fastest was late last year. About 16 average
Forgot a couple.

20k time trial 9/7/13. 37:26 = 19.9 mph (Flat course on a fixie)
Flying 200m at a velodrome in 00:17.2 = just a hair over 26 mph.
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Old 04-21-14, 07:33 PM
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51-52 on a long downhill, according to GPS. It was not pleasant or comfortable - unless you have full gear you are in a WORLD of hurt if you crash.

I was waaaaaay more comfortable at 160+ on an old Kawasaki 1100 with racing leathers, armored gloves, and a full face helmet than on that downhill.

Wont do either again (Kawi was sold to fund the cannondale and masi)
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Old 04-21-14, 08:23 PM
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I typically hit 36 mph on my 30 mile rides, down normal hills I enjoy that speed as I still have control of the bike. I'm more concerned with my avg speed. Stoked I got 19.3 mph avg tonight on my 1st b-group ride.
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Old 04-21-14, 08:45 PM
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Old 04-21-14, 09:29 PM
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42.7 mph.
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Old 04-21-14, 09:44 PM
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downhill max means very little
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Old 04-22-14, 12:45 AM
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Downhill...62 or 63 mph...can't find it, here is one where I was I was just around 61..do it a few times a year.

Bike Ride Profile | <Crack> Thank You Sir, May I Have Another (Hill) >60mph near Issaquah | Times and Records | Strava

On a flat...over 42mph solo during a crit, sprinting on a prime lap last summer and then trying to break away...didn't work out (the break).

Bike Ride Profile | Derby Days / Cat 3 (Forgot to Hit Start) + Cool Down near Redmond | Times and Records | Strava
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Old 04-22-14, 06:46 AM
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35 mph spunout downhill at 118 rpm.
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