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48.8

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 7 May 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    mph, a new PB down Detling hill this morning xx(



    I was about 50yards behind an artic though, does that count as drafting?
     
  2. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    dunno about the drafting bit but it does count as a right buzz 8)
     
  3. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    What's your stopping distance at that speed? I get nervous at about 35!
     
  4. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    LOL xx(


    Hmmmmmmmm, with my fat carcasse on the bike its about 4 miles xx(
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    That's cheating !!
     
  6. I bet you cant do that on the flat!



    buy the way well done nice speed
     
  7. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    You're a frickin lunatic.

    Whereabouts do you live? Sittingbourne? I live in Medway.

    I once broke my chain going UP Detling Hill.
     
  8. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Way to go! (gawd, I'm turning 'Mercan)
    My best is 43.5, couple of years ago....:becool:
     
  9. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Only 41.8 for me so I stand in awe!
     
  10. Well done its faster than I've been. BTW the fastest I've been 47.7mph down the String Road in Arran only to jet stuck behind a Suzuki (not so) Swift and miss the ferry by seconds, the next one was in 3 hours :becool:
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    km/h, maybe.
     
  12. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    You wanna get yourself over to a place called Wooburn Green in Buckinghamshire. The place is in a bowl and every road into it is a big downhill. The straightest one is called Holtspur Lane and I've maxed out a few speedos going down it (usually around 65mph). Just don't think about what would happen if a car pulls out and go for it! :becool:
     
  13. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks peeps :biggrin:

    Just to quantify this, I weigh about the same as a small truck and its a very steep hill (for Kent) so all I have to do is hang on tight and hope for the best :biggrin:
    If it didn't start to level out after a very short time then terminal velocity would be achievable :biggrin:

    yup, Sittingbourne, or just outside it actually. I work in East Malling hence the commute over Detling.
    I grew up in Medway, lower Gillingham to be more precise.

    I always worry about the chain when I'm wheezing up it, to the extent that I bought a decent chain splitter and spare links. I just need to remember where I put them and stuff them in the saddlebag :biggrin:


    Stuff that for a game of soldiers, I wouldn't have the cajonas for that :biggrin:
     
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    48.8 is fast, 65 is astonishing, congrats to both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    I've made it to 50mph on two ocassions. :biggrin:

    The laundry was very difficult afterwards :biggrin:

    65+ mph? There ain't no cycling shorts I know of would withstand the consequences........