"Ken" <[email protected]
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| "Stan Lipnowski" <[email protected]
> wrote in news:qQz5a.47486$7 [email protected]
| > A coule of bike web sites have run a blurb on Cipo being fined for
| > while on his bike (he was drafting a car). One site said he was doing 70 kph, another site said
| > it was 90 kph. How fast can these guys go a level road?
| If you ever saw the movie "Breaking Away", the kid was supposedly drafting
| truck at 60 mph. I've heard that the stuntman was really riding at that speed (in the long shot,
| not the closeup). 60 mph is close to 90 kph.
| I believe that cyclists drafting racing cars have exceeded 140 mph (on
| flats). I suppose motorpaced speeds are more limited by machinery and
| than by muscles.
| A more impressive record is that fully faired bicycles have broken 80 mph with *no drafting*. Of
| course, alot of technology goes into these bikes
If you believe 10% of Breaking Away, with the semi-trailer pacing stunt at the the top of the list,
then I got a bridge you might be interested in.
The high speed passes on the salt flats are not anything close to unassisted... they get pulled
up to speed by the pacing vehicle, pedal a bit in a 100+MPH tailwind, and reattach, if I am not
mistaken. I think John Howard was among the first of such hucksters... discounting of course,
Mile-a-Minute Fabreezoweinie......er Murphy and yes, 60MPH is CLOSE to 90KPH...but much closer
to 98KPH ED3