Fastest you've been on your bike?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by bluezelos, 7 Jun 2019.

  1. bluezelos

    bluezelos Regular

    Location:
    North West
    I hit the magical 30mph the other day (downhill obviously!) Anyone hit any jaw dropping speeds on their tread iron?
     
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  2. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Set the speed cameras off in a fifty zone. Plus the 10% & plus 2mph, makes it at least 57mph.
     
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  3. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    Location:
    London, UK
    28mph going down seven sisters road on the commute. Allie pallie was more like 30-35mph. didn't have my garmin on me at the time but i can tell you it was a very hair raising experience.
     
  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    I've kept station in a row of cars on the dual carriageway section of the Ashbourne/Derby road, not sure of the speed but I'd run out of gears (52-12 top gear)

    Mind I was going downhill with a tailwind and a trailer loaded with camping gear pushing me. :eek:

    1st trip out with the trailer and I'd slowly pushed the speed up to see how stable the rig was and had struggled up this hill on the way out, I knew there were no turnings before the road started climbing again and I just wanted to see how far I could push the handling. :hyper: :becool:
     
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  5. 6 mph - downhill with a wind behind. Boy, it was scary.
     
  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    45mph down Sannox on Arran on a rare brave day. I was looking for 50mph which was easily within reach when I has to brake for the only car within a 5 mile radius.
     
  7. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    49.29 mph in December 2018.
     
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  8. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    53mph on a 6% descent. Given my weight I could exceed 60mph on a steeper descent. 53 is quite quick enough
     
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  9. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    I've coasted up to 38mph on the current bike. I no longer have the brass monkeys to really milk it.
    51mph on a Peugeot road bike running a 52-11 when I was in my mid 20's. I really screwed every ounce of muscle from my legs for that. Scared the s**t out me too. :laugh:
     
  10. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I once went unbelievably fast, but it was a perfect storm kind of situation (downhill with tailwind). I keep trying to beat that and go ludicrously fast but it has been 3 or 4 years now and the opportunity hasn't occurred yet.
    I do manage to go stupidly fast once or twice a year and almost every commute sees me cycling at over 30mph at some point.
     
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  11. Quite a few years ago, when my Dyna-Tech 75Ti was fairly new (I bought it in 1994)
    East Chevin, dropping into Otley; well known the most of the West Yorkshire contingent on here, & also used in the Tour de Yorkshire

    There's also a 2-part hill-climb, held by Otley CC, utilising East Chevin, & Norwood Edge(1)

    I used to have an Avocet (40?) 'computer' on the 755, & they were very accurate if set up correctly (to inches per mile)
    It must have been a 'brave pill' day, & traffic free (definitely not a summer Sunday, then!!)
    With watering eyes, it had recorded a maximum of 61. something MPH down there...…….

    Scary & I've never even been tempted to try & repeat it, not on my (present) Gran Fondo, or the CGR...……………….


    (1)N E is to the north of the town, & on the other side of Wharfedale, taking the road towards the A59 (pronounced 'Norrud')
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Just over 60mph in Snowdonia, in a group of us (PS Also had an Avocet - remember it reading over 60 and shouting ' we're going over 60, whaaaaa). Used to regularly hit over 50 in the Peaks.

    It's a lot less now as I'm mainly off road, but I do hold 5th place on a local off road down hill at around 26 mph, which is about half a mile long - it's not technical, but the first section isn't wide and it's knowing how to get through the brambles quickly. Best in winter/spring.
     
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  13. 71km/h (44mph) on a wide open stretch of southern Bavaria with a slight downhill and vicious tailwind. It took me nearly an hour to cover the same stretch in the opposite direction.

    I'd gone to pick up a dress for Beautiful Wife's wedding reception: the things you do for love...
     
  14. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Just over 50mph descending a mountain in Spain
     
  15. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    I must have been going about 40mph that time I catapulted myself face first into a dry stone wall.
     
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