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What's the fastest you've ridden?

Old 04-19-14, 08:08 PM
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What's the fastest you've ridden?

Curious what speed demons lurk here? What's the fastest you've clocked on your bike? Downhill included.
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Old 04-19-14, 08:17 PM
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I just got my garmin recently.. 45 - 47 mph on a 1 mile downhill stretch.
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Old 04-19-14, 08:25 PM
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here we go.....
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Old 04-19-14, 08:33 PM
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55. On that hill, it's not the speed that worries me, it's the corners.
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Old 04-19-14, 08:36 PM
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Just put a computer on my bike today, so I only have one ride to go by. My max speed today was 38mph, not impressive but I guess not bad for the first day keeping track.
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52 mph on the tandem with the wife, down hill of course.
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Old 04-19-14, 08:48 PM
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Unnecessarily fast
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Old 04-19-14, 09:21 PM
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I've gone uphill going 26mph before.
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Old 04-19-14, 09:28 PM
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49.9 mph, IIRC
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52, and as I came around a wide curve, up came a truck in my lane. I could not jerk the bike to the side fast enough to get out of his way. I simply held my line and he jerked his wheel violently to his right and I passed by way...way...too close. Made me smile.
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I'd been stuck on 39 for some time then hit 42 the other day with perfect conditions. Think I'll retire now.
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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

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I have held 27mph flat with a major tailwind for 3 miles. I could have held it for 30 if the road stayed straight, I was basically just along for the ride. Going downhill I have gotten 36mph on my old huffy, on my new roadbike the best is 35mph but I usually coast down hills, and they never last that long around these parts
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56mph here, my friend at the bottom the hill said I sounded like a car coming down. Good stuff.
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mid 50's going down the grade before San Luis Obispo... I don't know how accurate the Avocet speedo where back in the day..good 20 years ago...

recently low 40's like 42 or something..
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54 mph.
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Really fast
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45.6, downhill in 53/11
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49.7mph on a long downhill 2 years ago.
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Old 04-19-14, 11:53 PM
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40mph,,scary,,,,,but fun!
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55 mph.

Bike Ride Profile | Beatty Repeats near El Dorado Hills | Times and Records | Strava
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51 or 52. I can't remember the exact number. All I cared about was going over 50. I did it here: Strava Segment | Brockway Summit descent to NorthStar

I had a high-speed wobble on that section once, which scared the crap out of me.
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55 although it felt like 90
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I haven't been on Strava that long, so this is probably the fastest one I can prove: Bike Ride Profile | 108 miles near Carson City | Times and Records | Strava

It shows a max of 53.5. I know it's not super fast but I do weigh ~140lbs.
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80 km/h.
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