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Postby andy610 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 20:14 pm

ive been out today with my new wheels on and managed to reach 35.4 mph down hill my top speed has been 42.4 with the old wheels but not been down this hill with the new ones yet, is 35.4 a good speed guess it is for the bad roads we have and the thought of coming off on chippings

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Postby jed1978 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 20:27 pm

where you based?

26 mile run today

top speed 30mph

average 15

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Re: top speed

Postby hazychris » Sun Jun 15, 2008 20:44 pm

andy610 wrote: is 35.4 a good speed


A couple of weeks ago in the New Forest, near Linwood, I managed 64km/h (40 mph) on the flat.....

But when I stopped pedalling, such was the following wind that I still rolled at 30+km/h :oops:

And going uphill later on into the same wind, I was convinced that I was going backwards!

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Postby willhub » Sun Jun 15, 2008 20:50 pm

My top speed is usually around 35-40mph as its usually around the same areas, yesterday my top speed was 38.4, there is this good bit where I got 35mph on a flat streight parts and managed to maintain it for a couple of seconds then drop to 29-30mph most of the time for about a mile.

I dont know how people manage 40mph on the flats thats insane lol must take amazing strength.

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Postby sibx » Sun Jun 15, 2008 21:00 pm

Can't remember but my top speed is between 44 and 46mph down hill, somewhere in the Pennines. On the flat its about 38 in a sprint but I can't last more than 5 seconds at that peak :lol:

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Postby antooony » Sun Jun 15, 2008 21:01 pm

Top speed today 53.7 mph. Total distance 100.4 miles, average speed 20mph all on the good old London to Brighton with the Addiscombe CC express train.

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Postby willhub » Sun Jun 15, 2008 21:09 pm

antooony wrote:Top speed today 53.7 mph. Total distance 100.4 miles, average speed 20mph all on the good old London to Brighton with the Addiscombe CC express train.


Was it hilly?

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Postby antooony » Sun Jun 15, 2008 21:21 pm

willhub wrote:
antooony wrote:Top speed today 53.7 mph. Total distance 100.4 miles, average speed 20mph all on the good old London to Brighton with the Addiscombe CC express train.


Was it hilly?


Not really except for the climb up to the Ditchling Beacon, there was plenty of people walking up there, it is quite a nasty climb though.

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Postby a_n_t » Sun Jun 15, 2008 21:21 pm

52 mph down holme moss last weekend.....................quite hairy!!! :shock:
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Postby toby_g » Mon Jun 16, 2008 08:37 am

I did the London to Brighton yesterday and hit 40mph comfortably, only braking because the marshalls were hurling abuse at me and my friend for going too fast. Lucky thing we listened as some bloke had wrapped himslef round a lampost a little further up.

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Postby PostieJohn » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:41 pm

antooony wrote:Top speed today 53.7 mph. Total distance 100.4 miles, average speed 20mph all on the good old London to Brighton with the Addiscombe CC express train.


I was in your wake for some of that, prior to the Beacon, maxing out at 49.2mph.

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Postby andy610 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 19:47 pm

do you have to pedal like mad to get to these speeds or im i just unfit or too old at 46

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Postby Rich Hcp » Mon Jun 16, 2008 19:54 pm

42, but the surface was as rough as hell :twisted:
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Postby Not Another Hill » Mon Jun 16, 2008 21:21 pm

Mine is 85mph. But that is with the bike on the bike rack :wink:

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Postby Richard_D » Mon Jun 16, 2008 21:31 pm

andy
you are not getting old
my fastest on the flat is high 20s and never for very long but coming down Turners on subday I hit 40

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Postby nkirussell » Mon Jun 16, 2008 21:39 pm

i regularly reach 99.9 kph on the flat when I cycle past addenbrookes hospital in cambridge...................................no i am not superhuman, the big magnet in the MRI machine play havoc with my cycle computer!!! :?

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Postby Denny69 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 21:43 pm

I can manage 40mph flat out (sprint) for about 200 - 300m on the flat. Can manage to trot along between 15 - 20mph....not pro speeds but I'm working on it!!
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Postby willhub » Mon Jun 16, 2008 21:46 pm

Denny69 wrote:I can manage 40mph flat out (sprint) for about 200 - 300m on the flat. Can manage to trot along between 15 - 20mph....not pro speeds but I'm working on it!!


How do you do that!?!?!?, I did 31mph on the flat today for about 10m :(

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Postby CrookedCucumber » Tue Jun 17, 2008 07:21 am

willhub wrote:
Denny69 wrote:I can manage 40mph flat out (sprint) for about 200 - 300m on the flat. Can manage to trot along between 15 - 20mph....not pro speeds but I'm working on it!!


How do you do that!?!?!?, I did 31mph on the flat today for about 10m :(


Very tall gear, pressed very hard :)

Having said that, are you really, really sure that your road is completely flat? In my experience, even a very small downhill gradient -- even one that is not perceptible to the eye -- can have an enormous impact on sprint speed.

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Postby Nuggs » Tue Jun 17, 2008 07:54 am

My top speed is 32mph on a good open hill (i.e. could see all the way to the bottom).

Still nearly turned my shorts brown though - watching the pavement and gravel whizz past beneath me made my brief foray into the 30s seem like sheer lunacy!

I've had my bike for 3 months and already the front pads are ready for replacement - I guess that says a lot about my method of descent! :D

Chapau to anyone who can just leave the brakes alone and surrender themselves to the mercies of gravity!

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