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Granny hits 28mph

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Cathryn, 11 Aug 2007.

  1. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Went out today and stretched the comfort zones down some hills and am delighted to report a max speed of 28mph. This is a triumph! Thanks to everyone for last week's advice. Lots of it ran through my head at various points, including shouting 'wheeee' which I actually did, and it made me laugh so much I relaxed a bit and went faster!!!

    I did actually whimper with terror at one steep moment, so a long way to go, but am feeling quite whizzy tonight!! Thanks again.
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    Well done you!
    big 30 next!
     
  3. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Good fun eh? Well done!
    Next cracking the big 30 mph, yeee haaa
     
  4. well done. 30 here you come

    L
     
  5. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Its a very slippery slope now you know.

    First you get to 20, its not enough. Then 25, the need gets to you, you have to get more. Then 30, and you've succumb to it completely! Next thing is you go looking for places where you can get the thrill at every opportunity. Before you know it you've become ............ a SPEED JUNKIE! ;)
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    You'll then be doing over 30 on the flat in short bursts - like I did today - the motorbike and his pillion must have thought I was crazy as I outpaced them for half a mile ! ;)
     
  7. P.H

    P.H Über Member

    Lets hope not:eek:

    Congrats on the 28:smile:
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    A doddery old foge cut me up on a roundabout the other day, didn't see me at all - was completely oblivious. Then he bumbled down the (uncongested) two-lane dual carriageway at about 20 so (it's a down hill) I overtook him on the right, shouting 'wotchit!!' through his open window. He was still oblivious. Shouldn't have been on the road.
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Yeah these drivers really do need checking for everyones sake !

    S'pose its pride really - eh...

    On the thread - anything over the latter 40's and I'm concentrating VERY VERY hard..!

    Once done 46mph round an off-camber downhill corner in the wet on an MTB...seat of the pants ride that ! ! !
     
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    :biggrin:
    I shall report back to Mother that her retirement+ downhilling technique has been tried and tested!
    Well done you. ;)
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
     
  12. on the road

    on the road Über Member

    I just hope for your sake there was no one around when you went 'wheeee' ;)
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Good going Kathryn, it can only get better. That's the speed and the enjoyment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone!! It was fun!!!! 30mph on next ride, I promise ;) If I end up in hospital, I shall expect flowers from everyone on the forum!!
     
  15. how anout not looking at the compy on the way down and only checking afterwards what the highest speed was.

    i know that i used to get nervous when i looked at what speed i was doing... then i threw the compy away and had less problem descending at speed.

    L