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Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri Apr. 04, 2008 10:24 am
http://www.rockhillbikes.com/arizona-woman-charged-with-going-68-in-a-45-zone-on-her-bike#comment-69
unissamog

Posts: 44
Location: Perkinsville VT

Posted: Fri Apr. 04, 2008 3:07 pm
I was pulled over in St. Albans Vermont, where I used to live for going 62 in a 40. The cop was bored and pulled me over. He just wanted to tell me how how fast I was going. The cops always hang out in that location, and he said of all the bike he had ever seen go down the hill, I was by far the fastest!!!
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 9:52 am
I wouldn't have believed it was possible on a regular bike unless you hadn't chimed in unissamog, that is just crazy fast. I have hit 50 plenty of times, and just about the time I get up to that speed I start thinking of the carnage they'd be scraping off the pavement if something went wrong. 50 is plenty fast enough for me, I can't even imagine 60's.

I think one of the scariest hills around here is that short little thing coming down into the ice cream farm on Lear Hill road, you hit 45+ in like 3 seconds, it's like being fired out of a cannon, very exhilarating and very scary at the same time. Oh and it might also have to do with the intersection at the bottom, that I just know someone will pull out in front of me at someday.

Ryan

p.s. I would definitely frame that ticket! It would hold high esteem, right next to my smashed helmet, broken bike parts, and medical bracelet.
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 11:48 am
Ryan,

Ken and I were cruising 52+ on Lear Hill by the ice cream shop and it was plenty fast for a road bike. After my spill on the ski jump hill, I'm not sure I want to go even that fast again.

Dana
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 12:09 pm
Yeh Dana, I have hit 50 a few times on that hill as well, but depending on weight, wind direction, and how hard you hit the brakes entering the descent 45-48 is about average for me. Given that is fast, it's not so much the speed that scares me as how fast you get there. I can see how you might like that hill less than me now, most of my crashes have been under different circumstances, as you know.

Ryan
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 1:26 pm
History on my Polar from last year shows a high of 62mph. Not sure where it occurred though. I must have been shaking so much I couldn't read the speedometer. I remember several high speed down hills all of us made last year. Don't care to repeat it though, 50mph is very fast and scary. Really no need to blast that fast it can be all over at those speeds.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 1:39 pm
a crash at those speeds and you will wish you were wearing more than a foam hat and spandex, that I know for sure.
kwiley

Posts: 940

Posted: Tue Apr. 08, 2008 2:58 pm
I would believe we hit close to 60 coming down App Gap. I have hit over 50 coming down Stevens Hill in Lebanon. Doesn't seem very steep, but when you are going perfectly straight downhill, it is amazing how much speed you can pickup.

-- Ken
 
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