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New Max Speed......

Stoo48Stoo48 Posts: 54
edited June 2011 in The bottom bracket
I know it's completely irrelevant but I have an aim to get to over 50mph, getting closer now at 47.5mph, close but no cigar yet

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/91275

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  • TonymufcTonymufc Posts: 1,016
    I chased a club mate down a hill on Sunday and hit 52.8mph. Certainly the fastest I've ever done. :D
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    My mate Willy Waver did 67mph recently. Admittedly he had taken the pannier bags off.
  • tjshill82tjshill82 Posts: 54
    I managed 47.6 @ 135rpm!!!
  • tjshill82tjshill82 Posts: 54
    67mph flipin heck!! FAST
  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    Give us a wave next time Willy!
  • chrishd883chrishd883 Posts: 159
    Cycle around enough with your garmin and you'll soon hit that target.

    I once recorded over 100 mph whilst pootling through traffic in Bath!
    And I hit 96 moh on my commute home this week.

    Seriously though - did record a top speed slghtly under the 50mph mark
    Downhill on the Cat & Fiddle ride a few years back.
    The following year conditions were so different - not sure I managed 30mph!?!?!
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    tjshill82 wrote:
    67mph flipin heck!! FAST

    I know. It was like... whoosh... :)
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    edited June 2011
    tjshill82 wrote:
    67mph flipin heck!! FAST

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  • TonymufcTonymufc Posts: 1,016
    rjh299 wrote:
    Give us a wave next time Willy!

    Never mind waving, lets see if you can helicopter with it.
  • OlliedaOllieda Posts: 1,010
    Speak to Bhima, he could probably write you a training program to get you doing 50mph uphill like he does.
  • TonymufcTonymufc Posts: 1,016
    Ollieda wrote:
    Speak to Bhima, he could probably write you a training program to get you doing 50mph uphill like he does.

    Whatever happened to him? We've not read one of his little chestnuts for a while.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,674
    Tonymufc wrote:
    Ollieda wrote:
    Speak to Bhima, he could probably write you a training program to get you doing 50mph uphill like he does.

    Whatever happened to him? We've not read one of his little chestnuts for a while.

    I'd rather not think about Bhima's "little chestnuts". :D
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  • Stoo48Stoo48 Posts: 54
    Can I really do 50mph uphill? Fab....

    As for the 800 giving oddreadings, several times it has shown 70mph plus, for those that are interested it seems to happen when you coast with the cadence magnet over the sensor, rotate pedals 180 deg, problem goeas away.

    Glad everyu one accepted my lack of relevance to max speed, but I love the feeling of speed on the bike (now that sounds even worse!).
  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,099
    I managed 69mph once on an alpine descent during a race on closed road, and 60 descending the steeper side of the Passo Fedaia-Marmolada, but now I'm older I've come to feel there's too fine a line between going stupid-fast and going to hospital.
  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    I managed 69mph once on an alpine descent during a race on closed road, and 60 descending the steeper side of the Passo Fedaia-Marmolada, but now I'm older I've come to feel there's too fine a line between going stupid-fast and going to hospital.

    If you come off at 69 mph on an alpine descent you're not going to hospital :(
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    lemoncurd wrote:
    I managed 69mph once on an alpine descent during a race on closed road, and 60 descending the steeper side of the Passo Fedaia-Marmolada, but now I'm older I've come to feel there's too fine a line between going stupid-fast and going to hospital.

    If you come off at 69 mph on an alpine descent you're not going to hospital :(

    No, you'll be going to heaven! :D
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    I've got 77mph showing as the max on my garmin but looking at the ride details on garmin connect the max is 30mph, me thinks it's a rogue set of traffic lights or other roadside electronics.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Stoo48Stoo48 Posts: 54
    Le Commentateur

    You win! Thats ruddy fast in anyones book, I need gravity and momentum to get even close to 50mph, I've run out of gear and running close to 125 RPM, maybe I need a smaller gear.....
  • jamm13dodgerjamm13dodger Posts: 106
    Not sure if its true or not but there's a statistic bantered about amongst motorcyclists that says at 60mph you lose 6mm of flesh for every second you slide. If you slide for only 2 seconds hat's 12mm of flesh - could you stand to lose 12mm off your hip, knee, etc?
  • cornerblockcornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Not sure if its true or not but there's a statistic bantered about amongst motorcyclists that says at 60mph you lose 6mm of flesh for every second you slide. If you slide for only 2 seconds hat's 12mm of flesh - could you stand to lose 12mm off your hip, knee, etc?

    Is that what they call a crash diet? :roll:
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    I managed 88mph once but then my bike disappeared :?
  • balthazarbalthazar Posts: 1,565
    I managed 69mph once on an alpine descent during a race on closed road, and 60 descending the steeper side of the Passo Fedaia-Marmolada, but now I'm older I've come to feel there's too fine a line between going stupid-fast and going to hospital.

    That's the fastest I've heard. I've made over 60 a couple of times on mountain descents in France, and there are a few people here (and generally, in my experience) who've reported 65-ish in the other threads like this. But I think you're the winner, so far..! I'm sure tandem riders have ridden over 70 – they must have done, if solo riders can get so close – but I've never heard any direct reports.
  • prb007prb007 Posts: 703
    I've been 60 on a tandem, fully loaded with panniers - in Ireland touring about 12 years ago - it was flippin' terrifying - the only good thing I can say about it is that at that speed the missus' screams were almost inaudible :lol:
    If Wales was flattened out, it'd be bigger than England!
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  • lemoncurdlemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    A reminder of what happens when it all goes wrong.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTfu0hjVtzE
  • StageWinnerStageWinner Posts: 202
    Only managed a paltry 60MPH. Scared the poop out of me.
  • NWLondonerNWLondoner Posts: 2,047
    Sadly nowhere long/steep or car free enough for me to even dare those speeds :(

    I hit my fastest speed 58.1k today but then ran out of straight road :(
  • SquillinossettSquillinossett Posts: 1,678
    52mph for me, and I dont think I have been that scared in my life!
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