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"What's the Fastest You've Ever Clocked?" (Read 1651 times)
airmoose




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Re: "What's the Fastest You've Ever Clocked?"
Reply #15 - Jul 17th, 2012, 7:08am
 
RANS Stratus XL with front fairing and tailbox (2002): 59 mph downhill in northern Michigan (just a nice hill, no mountains in MI).
 
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Quest (2011): 70.8 mph eastbound down McDonald Pass (using the brakes liberally trying to keep a reasonable speed).
 
Quest (2011): 65+ mph southbound over the Salina River north of Hays, KS (later found out that the Cateye speedo I was using had a maximum speed display of 65 mph so now unsure of real speed).
 
Quest (2011): 50-55 mph Tucson, AZ every single ride on many different roads 2-3% grades
 
Quest (2011): 38 mph (3+ miles) Tucson, AZ ran out of gears on flat (+/- .5%) road while successfully trying to lose an annoying DF rider attempting to draft.
 
Analysis: weak, still overweight rider on awesome bike!
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Reply #16 - Jul 17th, 2012, 8:12am
 
Two weekends in a row, my Cateye Strada Cadence has recorded 40.0 as my max speed on a downhill.  
 
Is there a limit on the speed that this thing can record?
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Re: "What's the Fastest You've Ever Clocked?"
Reply #17 - Jul 17th, 2012, 12:58pm
 
Quote from airmoose on Jul 17th, 2012, 7:08am:
Quest (2011)...
Analysis: weak, still overweight rider on awesome bike!

Is said Quest in the DFW area?  If so, when/where can we see it?
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Reply #18 - Jul 17th, 2012, 3:39pm
 
Quote from freakflyer9999 on Jul 17th, 2012, 8:12am:
Two weekends in a row, my Cateye Strada Cadence has recorded 40.0 as my max speed on a downhill.  

Is there a limit on the speed that this thing can record?

 
Max speed this computer will register is 125 mph.
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Reply #19 - Jul 18th, 2012, 7:13am
 
Quote from freakflyer9999 on Jul 17th, 2012, 8:12am:
Is there a limit on the speed that this thing can record?

 
You need to check on the Cateye website for your specific model (look in the "specs" section). The wireless Cateye Strada has a max display of 64.9 mph while the wired version is much higher (possibly it was 125, but I don't remember because the speed they quoted was one I didn't expect to be reaching). I used my wired Cateye Strada during ROAM.
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Reply #20 - Jul 18th, 2012, 7:16am
 
Quote from JimFPU on Jul 17th, 2012, 12:58pm:
Is said Quest in the DFW area?  If so, when/where can we see it?

 
My Quest is located in Midland, TX for the next week or so, and then it is being relocated to northern Michigan so my Dad can use it for the next year while I am away in China.
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Reply #21 - Jul 19th, 2012, 9:41am
 
NOT highly recommended. Montana, about 3 years ago on the Tour de Wyoming. Long, smooth downhill on a lowracer. My biggest fear was a gust of wind that would have resulted in who-knows-what.
 
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Reply #22 - Jul 20th, 2012, 4:15am
 
50mph downhill on the Real Ale Ride in Blanco this year. See the video of the downhill:  
 
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4015870358314
 
About the 1 minute mark I pass a DF like it's standing still.
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Reply #23 - Aug 3rd, 2012, 3:59pm
 
47.5 on nice long downhill at Paluxy Pedal in Glen Rose.
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Re: "What's the Fastest You've Ever Clocked?"
Reply #24 - Aug 9th, 2012, 10:38am
 
43mph in Frisco heading to Lake Lewisville. I passed a car and scared the beheebus out of the girl driving. You should have seen her eyes. One of the best feelings ever on a bicycle.  
 
Speed limit was 40, I think I'd have been proud to get a speeding ticket on my bent.
 
Ima baad baaaad boy.
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Reply #25 - Aug 11th, 2012, 12:30am
 
Quote from jdviz on Aug 9th, 2012, 10:38am:
43mph in Frisco heading to Lake Lewisville. I passed a car and scared the beheebus out of the girl driving. You should have seen her eyes. One of the best feelings ever on a bicycle.

Speed limit was 40, I think I'd have been proud to get a speeding ticket on my bent.

Ima baad baaaad boy.

 
Just remember, SPEED THRILLS.   Smiley
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Re: "What's the Fastest You've Ever Clocked?"
Reply #26 - Aug 13th, 2012, 10:15am
 
On my trike in Indiana, 55 mph
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