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on sat my speedo showed me 37.7mph. Fastest I've been.<br><br>
goes withoout saying it was downhill.<br><br>
felt v. fast and as I came into a residential area at the bottom of the hill I backed off. Felt great though. Exhilarating. would say you'd need 110mph in a car for the same rush.<br><br>
what about you?
 

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43.5 mph...downhill in a race pushing the big-girl gear. Exhilarating but I stopped looking at my computer at about 38 mph.
 

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I've only made it to 34-35, and I was screaming like a little girl going down that hill. Somehow, I'm too chicken to be going too fast. I like my life <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I think 60 is about the terminal velocity for a bike, beyond that the wind resistence gets too high. I have gone 60-ish down the Whiteface highways quite a few times, sometimes in a pack. It's nice when you can get yourself un-dropped after the climb up the back side...
 

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I posted in the 40's on my <a href="http://www.gravitybike.com/Gbikes/What.html#" target="_blank">G-Bike</a> ["The Burt Munroe Special"] out in PA ... I never built a fairing for it and eventually abandoned the project.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.gravitybike.com/Gallery/barrett_11_00/images/Brian_nohander.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Top speed for me is 40.5 mph so far. I'd be comfortable going faster if I could find a bigger hill with decent road surface. Like hobey, I stop looking at the speedometer around 38 mph.<br><br>
I went 30 on a dirt road on my mountain bike once, that felt Waaaay faster than 40 on my tri bike.
 

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I have been somewhere in the mid 40's I think. Not sure if I would really want to push it too much faster, unless I was in a bike race and needed to to either catch up or keep up.
 

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I can't remember how fast, but I got a serious case of the speed wobbles, and almost crashed. It was terrifying! I was probably around 75-80 km/h. I won't be doing that again for a while.<br>
My best feeling was cruising along with the wind behind me at 45 km/h just spinning my cranks without any resistance.
 

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Imagine a speed wobble 4 feet up!!!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.pdxk.com/images/high-wheel-crash.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><a href="http://www.pdxk.com/crankmychain/2006/12/hiwheel-bike-crash.html" target="_blank">HiWheel Bike Crash</a>
 

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I was near 60 mph once…descending El Puerto del Boyar in the Spanish Sierra Nevada Mountains. I don’t care to be going that fast on curvy mountain road, on a bicycle. Generally get up to the high-30s on the hills around where I live now
 

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Ouch.<br><br>
Mid-40's for me. A little scary but exhilarating. Certainly hands poised on the brakes - for whatever good that might have done - and eyes pealed for potholes hoping the RD had checked.<br><br>
At Timberman last year, I was on a big descent, probably up in the high 30's or low 40's, and came up on auto traffic that was hesitant to pass a group of four bikers on the right-hand side. After following the three cars for a moment and noticing a dotted yellow line, I took a deep breath, turned the engine back on in the biggest gear, and went around everyone on the left. Scary - but man did I feel stoked as I cranked in front of the lead car! Woooohooooo!!!
 

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I hit 38mph on a steep downhill at my first ever Tri in the Poconos. I was yee-haw-ing until I saw a tight switchback ahead. It was so fast, I don't know how I managed to hold on, but I still remember feeling my back wheel slipping away from me.
 

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I've hit 56 on Old Stage Road in the Boulder Peak tri. I hit 54 in another local tri. I also hit 54 again on my old $69 10 speed as measured by a guy following me in a car after I passed him. With many of the hills in my area, hitting 40+ is failrly common on many rides.<br><br>
EDITED to ad: It felt great to go that fast every time I've done it. I always felt I could have gone even faster if I had a bigger gear to push.
 

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Im with Abb94, there's not any hills around here to get any speed up. At Ironstar HIM I was around 34mph going down one hill. Lame, I know, but it was fun.
 

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39.6 mph for me.<br><br>
Like many others somewhere in the mid 30's I stop looking at the computer and try to look for dangers in the road.
 

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Nothing lame about 27 or 34 mph. I too live in a flat area. My "hills" are the freeway overpasses. I have to drive to get to the hills.<br><br>
And frankly, it took me a a few times of going max 25 mph to feel comfortable getting to 30 mph and so on.
 

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44.2 for me, I loved every minute of it. I'm a frequent flyer of the high 30's. ONE advantage to being big <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 
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