Too slow going down hills

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TheEngineer    pirate
28/04/2014 at 11:55
Love the precision, SA.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
28/04/2014 at 13:10

Magna Carter    pirate
28/04/2014 at 15:12

FB - 68mph  
Rosey - 66mph  
Barley - 58mph 
TheEngineer - 55mph  
Exiled Claret - 54mph  
Tommygun2 - 51mph  
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)  
SA - 47.94 mph
Flat Footed - 46 mph  
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph  
PinguPongu - 44.4 mph (on my first 100 miler)  
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph  
Madge- 43mph  
LN - 42.5 mph  
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing  
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact  
K9 - 40 mph  
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH +  
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)  
Trogs - 38mph  
Cornish Digger 37.8mph  
Pkim - 37.5mph  
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)  
Saffers - 37.3mph  
Justplodon - 36.3 mph 
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)  
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)  
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)  
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple) 

Iron Pingu    pirate
02/06/2014 at 16:24

Did a great sportive in Bala yesterday and got a new top speed down a 14% descent .

 

FB - 68mph
Rosey - 66mph
Barley - 58mph
TheEngineer - 55mph
Exiled Claret - 54mph
Tommygun2 - 51mph
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)
SA - 47.94 mph
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph
Madge- 43mph
LN - 42.5 mph
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact
K9 - 40 mph
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH +
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)
Trogs - 38mph
Cornish Digger 37.8mph
Pkim - 37.5mph
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)
Saffers - 37.3mph
Justplodon - 36.3 mph
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

Edited: 02/06/2014 at 16:24
The Silent Assassin    pirate
03/06/2014 at 11:10

Just needed to update mine following the descent from Mirador Del Rio at Lanza

 

FB - 68mph
Rosey - 66mph
Barley - 58mph
TheEngineer - 55mph
Exiled Claret - 54mph
Tommygun2 - 51mph
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)
SA - 49.04 mph
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph
Madge- 43mph
LN - 42.5 mph
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact
K9 - 40 mph
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH +
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)
Trogs - 38mph
Cornish Digger 37.8mph
Pkim - 37.5mph
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)
Saffers - 37.3mph
Justplodon - 36.3 mph
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

tricoops    pirate
03/06/2014 at 11:38

Out of control off of Rynose Pass! Got new brake pads now so won't be as quick in future.

FB - 68mph 
Rosey - 66mph 
Barley - 58mph 
TheEngineer - 55mph 
Exiled Claret - 54mph 
Tommygun2 - 51mph 
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH) 
SA - 49.04 mph
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph 
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph 
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph 
Madge- 43mph 
LN - 42.5 mph 
Tricoops- 40.9 mph

Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 

Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact 
K9 - 40 mph 
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day) 
Trogs - 38mph 
Cornish Digger 37.8mph 
Pkim - 37.5mph 
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit) 
Saffers - 37.3mph 
Justplodon - 36.3 mph 
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010) 
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns) 
OC - 34mph (epping station hill) 
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

03/06/2014 at 18:17

I cycled the infamous Nurburgring Nordschliefe a couple of years ago and the descent into a corner called Brunnchen remains to this day the fastest I've been on a bicycle.  Having driven it many times, the perspective from a bike saddle is very very different and a lot lot slower.

FB - 68mph 

Rosey - 66mph 
Barley - 58mph 
TheEngineer - 55mph 
Exiled Claret - 54mph 
Tommygun2 - 51mph 

Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)

Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH) 
SA - 49.04 mph
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph 
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph 
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph 
Madge- 43mph 
LN - 42.5 mph 
Tricoops- 40.9 mph

Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 

Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact 
K9 - 40 mph 
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day) 
Trogs - 38mph 
Cornish Digger 37.8mph 
Pkim - 37.5mph 
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit) 
Saffers - 37.3mph 
Justplodon - 36.3 mph 
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010) 
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns) 
OC - 34mph (epping station hill) 
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

tricoops    pirate
15/06/2014 at 17:32

FB - 68mph 

Rosey - 66mph 
Barley - 58mph 
TheEngineer - 55mph 
Exiled Claret - 54mph 
Tommygun2 - 51mph 

Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)

Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH) 
SA - 49.04 mph
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph 
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph 
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph 
Madge- 43mph 
LN - 42.5 mph 
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)

Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 

Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact 
K9 - 40 mph 
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day) 
Trogs - 38mph 
Cornish Digger 37.8mph 
Pkim - 37.5mph 
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit) 
Saffers - 37.3mph 
Justplodon - 36.3 mph 
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010) 
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns) 
OC - 34mph (epping station hill) 
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

15/06/2014 at 18:00

Alex Dowsett of Movistar hit 72.7mph in the Tour de Suisse today....

TheEngineer    pirate
16/06/2014 at 09:04

And he didn't have as much gravity* on his side as FB! 

 

 

*I know......

The Silent Assassin    pirate
20/06/2014 at 15:26

FB - 68mph 
Rosey - 66mph 
Barley - 58mph 
TheEngineer - 55mph 
Exiled Claret - 54mph 
Tommygun2 - 51mph 
Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH) 
SA - 49.14 mph (IM Lanza)
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph 
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph 
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph 
Madge- 43mph 
LN - 42.5 mph 
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact 
K9 - 40 mph 
Magna Carter - 41.0mph Vit course Mar 1st
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day) 
Trogs - 38mph 
Cornish Digger 37.8mph 
Pkim - 37.5mph 
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit) 
Saffers - 37.3mph 
Justplodon - 36.3 mph 
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010) 
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns) 
OC - 34mph (epping station hill) 
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

I can't stand an untidy list                                                                           
Magna Carter    pirate
01/07/2014 at 18:54

FB - 68mph 
Rosey - 66mph  
Barley - 58mph  
TheEngineer - 55mph  
Exiled Claret - 54mph  
Tommygun2 - 51mph 
Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)  
SA - 49.14 mph (IM Lanza)
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala) 
Flat Footed - 46 mph  
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph  
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph  
Magna Carter 43.4mph (IM France)

Madge- 43mph  
LN - 42.5 mph  
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact  
K9 - 40 mph  
Maddy - 39.4MPH +  
Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)  
Trogs - 38mph  
Cornish Digger 37.8mph  
Pkim - 37.5mph  
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)  
Saffers - 37.3mph  
Justplodon - 36.3 mph  
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)  
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)  
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)  
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)                                                                 

 

 

Edited: 01/07/2014 at 18:54
02/07/2014 at 11:38

You guys are mental. I though my top speed was fast. I tend to bottle it at around 30mph, but blew that away at Grafman this year.

FB - 68mph 
Rosey - 66mph  
Barley - 58mph  
TheEngineer - 55mph  
Exiled Claret - 54mph  
Tommygun2 - 51mph 
Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)  
SA - 49.14 mph (IM Lanza)
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala) 
Flat Footed - 46 mph  
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph  
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph  
Magna Carter 43.4mph (IM France)

Madge- 43mph  
LN - 42.5 mph  
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact  
K9 - 40 mph  
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 

FerrousTom - 39.1 mph (during a steep downhill at Grafman 2014)

Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)  
Trogs - 38mph  
Cornish Digger 37.8mph  
Pkim - 37.5mph  
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)  
Saffers - 37.3mph  
Justplodon - 36.3 mph  
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)  
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)  
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)  
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

02/07/2014 at 13:28

FB - 68mph 
Rosey - 66mph  
Barley - 58mph  
TheEngineer - 55mph  
Exiled Claret - 54mph  
Popsider 52mph
Tommygun2 - 51mph 

Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)  
SA - 49.14 mph (IM Lanza)
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala) 
Flat Footed - 46 mph  
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph  
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph  
Magna Carter 43.4mph (IM France)

Madge- 43mph  
LN - 42.5 mph  
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing 
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact  
K9 - 40 mph  
Maddy - 39.4MPH + 

FerrousTom - 39.1 mph (during a steep downhill at Grafman 2014)

Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)  
Trogs - 38mph  
Cornish Digger 37.8mph  
Pkim - 37.5mph  
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)  
Saffers - 37.3mph  
Justplodon - 36.3 mph  
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)  
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)  
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)  
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)

 I'm not a natural speed demon  and I don't really enjoy it once it gets mid 40s upwards but had 52mph a couple of times when I was in the Alps according to the garmin anyway, once coming down Croix de Fer and once off the Galibier/Lauteret when I admit I could probably have got a bit more as a mate reckons he was nudging 60 on the same descent same day.   I prefer technical descents to the straight down let go of the brakes ones.     

 

02/07/2014 at 14:09

Stede Hill near Maidstone is a fave of mine - about a kilometre with the steepest part near the bottom - after descending it a few weeks ago I whooped. 55mph when I checked after getting home

FB - 68mph
Rosey - 66mph  
Barley - 58mph  
TheEngineer - 55mph  
Boquito - 55mph (Stede Hill)
Exiled Claret - 54mph  
Popsider 52mph
Tommygun2 - 51mph

Final RV 50.23 mph (The Nurburgring)
Bedders - 49.27 mph (IMCH)  
SA - 49.14 mph (IM Lanza)
PinguPongu - 47.8 (Bala)
Flat Footed - 46 mph  
pete_inthehills - 44.6mph  
Mr Zuvai - 43.6 mph  
Magna Carter 43.4mph (IM France)

Madge- 43mph  
LN - 42.5 mph  
Tricoops- 42.2 mph (Keswick Tri)
Dustboy 40.7 mph GPS in testing
Doner Kebab 40.4mph doing a vit brick on a compact  
K9 - 40 mph  
Maddy - 39.4MPH +

FerrousTom - 39.1 mph (during a steep downhill at Grafman 2014)

Cat5 - 39.1 mph (New years' day)  
Trogs - 38mph  
Cornish Digger 37.8mph  
Pkim - 37.5mph  
Soup Dragon - 37.5mph (the Vit)  
Saffers - 37.3mph  
Justplodon - 36.3 mph  
Melds - 36mph (Bala 2010)  
Purpletrilady - 35.5 (Chilterns)  
OC - 34mph (epping station hill)  
Schmunkee - 33.74mph (Vitruvian '11, but not on the Ripple)


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