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?

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

    Brock Senior Member

    What's your stopping distance at that speed? I get nervous at about 35!
  4. OP

    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!

    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

    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

    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 Legendary Member

    km/h, maybe.
  12. simonali

    simonali Guru

    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. OP

    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

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

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    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........
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