How Fast Can You Go?

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  1. flgator529

    flgator529 New Member

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    When I listen to the tour I feel like a wimp. On flat ground no tail wind and no draft I can only go 27 m.p.h. I'm new to biking 47 years old but I can't see how I could ever go much faster. How fast can you go?
     
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  2. dougadam

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    I never clocked myself but I guess around 40 miles an hour.
     
  3. VintageRestoKid

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    29.9mph on flat ground, with a 30lb beast of a road bike [​IMG]
     
  4. Smilf

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    33mph is my record on flats with no wind. I didn't stay there for long hehe.
     
  5. JTE83

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    All Flats no wind no draft --

    32.9 mph 2003 Cervelo Soloist Team Ksyrium SLs Dura Ace 9 (17.4 lbs)
    31.1 mph 2005 Kestrel Talon Eurus Ultegra 9 (19.03 lbs)
    30.5 mph 2002 Giant TCR Aero 2 (20.4 lbs)
    29.8 mph 2004.5 Giant OCR 1 with 2 Jandd panniers (29 lbs total)
    27.6 mph Pacific MTN Bike with XT components and 2 Jandd panniers

    2006 Raleigh Prestige with Ritchey Protocol 1350 g wheels Ultegra 10 - ?? mph
    weighs 16.8 lbs and it's fast but I just got 109 miles on it.
     
  6. friedmikey

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    What are we talking about here? Like, how fast for a second? 10 seconds? Half an hour? Four and a half hours?
     
  7. keydates

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    Looks like top attainable speed to me.
     
  8. Rocket_Man

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    My ride to work is 5.5 miles...I average about 18 mph...Takes me about 18 min.
    My top speed is 39.6 mph. (Downhill ;)) But my top speed on flats is about 30 mph.
    My round trip average speed falls to 15.5 mph. I live on top a hill (1/2 mile Climb @ 8% average Grade)

    Just for the record...I do it on a '96-'97 Gary Fisher Kiatia MTB. :D
     
  9. EoinC

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    Bloody fast.
     
  10. Tripped

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    120km/h[​IMG]
    providing that I'm on a trainer with no friction[​IMG]
     
  11. friedmikey

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    Oh, well in that case, a quick review of my last few Polar files shows some speeds of 33mph in some flat, wind-free sections I know, where I like to see if I can pass cars. A 35mph or two is probably floating around in some older ride files.
     
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    Good on u ;) :rolleyes:
     
  13. topcat

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    How long is a piece of string
     
  14. ScottishDan

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    103mph - 1993 1.4 Vauxhall Astra Merit - M6, lake district
     
  15. tyler1212

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    76 kph downhill on a chinese road bike branded "Open Road" with steel-chrome plated wheels and tires from Wal Mart. Now that I ride a "real" road bike, I still don't understand what I was thinking...
     
  16. snaps10

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    35 mph, trying to catch a car at the next red light after they spit at me. he ran the red, i had to clean loogie off my wheelset than night.
     
  17. JohnO

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    On flat ground, no wind, somewhere between 32-34mph, but I can't stay there for long. Maybe 20 seconds. Professional TT riders can do that for an hour...

    Equipment - 98 Trek Y-Foil frame (CF), Zipp 404 wheelset in tubie.

    And don't let age slow you up. I'm 49, been cycling heavy for about the last three years. I know at least three women in their mid 50's that can trounce me on distance.
     
  18. 2 old 2 go slow

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    I used to try to keep up with my age - bike as fast as I am old.
    I'm convinced I'll be able to keep attaining this as a goal as long as I:
    1. Keep pushing myself year in and year out to get stronger and faster
    2. Keep manage the units of measure carefully
     
  19. alienator

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    I can go as fast as my legs will carry me..........do I win?
     
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