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#1 JoelTGM

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:26 PM

Just out of curiosity and for fun, who on these forums is the fastest and strongest rider?  anyone know?  any pros, or super dedicated club cyclists?  















#2 jhuskey

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:21 AM

You can place me on the top of the list..................the does not apply to me list , that is.


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#3 steve

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:54 PM



Originally Posted by JoelTGM View Post

Just out of curiosity and for fun, who on these forums is the fastest and strongest rider?  anyone know?  any pros, or super dedicated club cyclists?  



I know of a few current and ex pros who have accounts  One currently rides for Omega Pharma-Lotto, another rode for Rabobank for 3 or 4 years. Either of them could be candidates for the strongest rider behind jhuskey 



#4 Jim Moore

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:53 PM

I rode 15 miles today in jut under an hour. Anybody beat that?

#5 kdelong

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

The last time that I rode 15 miles, actually 14.82 miles, it took 42 minutes on Thursday, July 8, 2010 on a ride that started at 6:27 AM. The morning was bright with no overcast, and there was no wind to speak of(copied from my cycling journal. If you don't keep one, you really should start). This was done on a rail trail on a week day early morning far from any urban or suburban areas so I only encountered two other riders  I'm 51 years old and I am not the fastest or strongest rider on this forum. But I do try to keep myself in good physical condition and still ride intervals twice a week weather permitting.

 

15 miles is not much of a ride for many of the riders here. My typical rides are 30+ miles and the speed does drop off a little, to around 18 mph average to conserve energy. I do take almpst weekly rides with my lady friend and those rides usually average 12 mph but they are much more fun. Unfortunately now that it is winter here with a good bit of snow, all of my riding lately has been on my basement trainer or at a health club on a video trainer.

 

If you want to increase your distance, ride longer distances. If you want to ride fast, do some interval training.


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#6 Jim Moore

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:53 AM

Well, if no one else chimes in it looks like I'm in second place. Sweet!

#7 Bob Ross

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:14 PM

I call shotgun!


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#8 jhuskey

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 01:41 PM

In reality "fastest strongest" is a very relative term and would require  a large amout of detailed parameter to define what is meant by strongest or fastest. Sprint? Climb? Distance? How long a sprint? How long a climb? How steep a climb? How long a ride?

Don't get me started on technique, strategy and tactics and who might be the smartest rider.


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#9 frankiemuniz01

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:59 AM

The group is separating which makes it insanely more difficult to draft. coming thought the final turn, I stood up and laid in the acceleration, sprinting. One guy next to me was doing the same, and he was just a hair faster than I, but he couldn't hold it for the duration and I edged out in front. I passed two other riders who had were not sprinting. It doesn't really mean anything since I am no where near the top 20 among this 105 riders present. Yeah, there was quite the turnout for the first race of the season. End result, I am happy with my performance today. And as I said earlier, I still have all my skin.



#10 MichaelVahlsing

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:10 PM

I drove my mountain bike off the quarry ledge, down about a 20% grade and off the cliff, 25 feet to the water below - swear I hit about 70+mph before colliding with the water. I was FLYIN!

#11 steve

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:36 AM



Originally Posted by MichaelVahlsing View Post

I drove my mountain bike off the quarry ledge, down about a 20% grade and off the cliff, 25 feet to the water below - swear I hit about 70+mph before colliding with the water. I was FLYIN!


drove your mountain bike? 



#12 MichaelVahlsing

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:51 AM

Sure wasn't pedaling it - so more of a coast?  The flew it!  Then swam it back to the bank...did it all!  LOL



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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:30 PM



Originally Posted by MichaelVahlsing View Post

Sure wasn't pedaling it - so more of a coast?  The flew it!  Then swam it back to the bank...did it all!  LOL



Sounds awesome! Next time you do this, please wear a helmet cam 



#14 tonyzackery

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:00 PM

benched pressed 385lbs, squatted 445, and power cleaned 315 back in the day...


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#15 coneofsilence

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

I ride in the snow.....



#16 acapulco4ever

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

you are the best around!!!! nothing's going to keep you down!



#17 acapulco4ever

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:39 PM



Originally Posted by Jim Moore View Post

I rode 15 miles today in jut under an hour. Anybody beat that?


you are the best around!!!! nothing's going to keep you down!!!



#18 doctorold

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:39 AM

I rode 21 miles yesterday in 70 minutes on a fitness bike and I can still dunk a basketball (age 49).  Am I in the running?   (jk)



#19 coneofsilence

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:29 AM



Originally Posted by acapulco4ever View Post

you are the best around!!!! nothing's going to keep you down!


Thanks.

 






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