- Whats the fastest you have been on your bike under your own steam?
Can break the speed limit on road bike, cannot on MTB – well perhaps for a nano second.Posted 8 years ago
48.2 mph off road though GPS to prove it we did not realise how fast we were going till we had to break for a wall and all shredded our brakes!!!
50 +on road – very scaryaracerSubscriber
has anyone ever set off a speed camera?has anyone ever set off a speed camera?
No – but I reckon it's more a problem of radar cross section than speed. Must get round to making myself a radar reflector (there's a camera on the flat after a downhill I reckon I can do 35mph past with the wind in the right direction).Posted 8 years agolazlo53Member
not the fastest (because this thread's been on before) but 72kph on a hardtail heading north on the Kjoler (Iceland) with full panniers and a howling gale behind. The bike was bouncing like **** and I felt like a trail god for 10 minutes (that is if trail gods ever feel like they've s**t themselves?)Posted 8 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
I seem to remember getting and holding on my bike computer 31mph for about half a mile on a road bike. TBTH it was after a slight descent that got me over 30+ but my own power that kept me there. Down a hill on a road which I knew had no junctions I hit 63mph on my RB. I've also hit 55 on road on a rigid MTB coming off the Roches towards Leek.
This doesn't allow for inaccuracy of computer calibration but I feel certain error is no more than +\- 10% and I think closer to +\-5%.Posted 8 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
52mph on roadbikePosted 8 years ago
54kph on HT
1031.9km/h uphill according to a GPS track I recorded 😉
http://www.everytrail.com/fullscreen.php?trip_id=132581 (might need to hit the Trip Stats button)
PS it used to say 225.3km/h before Everytrail changed their processing/filtering.EnglishmastiffMember
41 mph on a run down to the chalet in the french alps, on a dh rig. I didn't believe it when I was shown and insisted on a re run the next day, It was correct. It was at the end of the week and the center strip of the tyre was bald as you like. Overtaking cars on some sections 😯Posted 8 years agoflatbackMember
once coming out of cardiff in heavy traffic on a 4 lane wide section of raod that becomes 6 lanes we needed to turn right i was riding with the welsh road race champ and last years champ,we was single file and doing just over 40 mph i was just hanging on to the back,as we overtook many cars, looking at motorists faces as we went past them at over 40 on bikes on the flat was a real picture,i can still remember one lady looking up then at her speedo then back at me as we went past, o to be young and fit againPosted 8 years agoGephaudioSubscriber
49.8 mph down the otherside of Ditchling Beacon during the London to Brighton bike ride 2009Posted 8 years ago
Un verified 56 mph down into Eastbourne, past the Eastbourne Downs Golf Club on the A259
Overtook a bloke on a moped once, the effort nearly killed me but the look on his face…Yardley_HastingsMember
50.4mph coming down the wiggly road from the kirkstone pass into ambleside, on knobblies in the wet. decided afterwards it was a bit silly given the circumstances.
Did a 10TT run by Reading Wheelers (?) a couple of years ago, starts at the top of a very big hill, I was doing 48mph after 27sec when the magnet on my Polar speedo slide down the spoke – had not reached terminal velocity by this stage so would have been doing well over 50, shame I only had a compact chainset on 🙁 23:12 for the 10 which is my best (so far)Posted 8 years ago
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