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What is your record speed? > (nm)Andor
Mar 19, 2002 6:58 PM
51.3 on a single, 68.2 on a tandem...DrPete
Mar 19, 2002 7:12 PM
The tandem ride was down a steep 2-mile descent in Ohio with a buddy of mine who's also about 200lb. I was stoker, and let me say that was some scary $h!t. My single record isn't quite as impressive, but hey. I thought it was cool
One mile in 58 seconds ...Humma Hah
Mar 19, 2002 8:07 PM
... down one bitchin' hill in southwest Virginia. I suspect the old mechanical odometer was wigging out at the high speed, though. I was definitely cooking, though, and could not have stopped if my life depended on it.

More recently, the same bike has reached 42 mph on downhills, but not in as tight a tuck, and deliberately holding back. It hit 29.5 mph on flat ground last Friday, not shabby for a singlespeed cruiser.
62 mph...on my rollers.robbz27
Mar 20, 2002 10:44 AM
60mph(nm)jim hubbard
Mar 19, 2002 9:54 PM
51 drafting a truck; 59 downhill.KLM
Mar 20, 2002 12:04 AM
61.5 downhill onh my roadbike in full tuck - - -liv2padl
Mar 20, 2002 4:09 AM
heart in mouth, stomach in mouth, brains in butt. but what a rush !!!!
55mph drafting a semi on a flat...(nm)DT
Mar 20, 2002 5:16 AM
54 MPH down a Colorado mountainPaulCL
Mar 20, 2002 6:21 AM
Flying down a mountain last summer, in the rain, I hit over 54mph. Scared to death. While in my tuck, all I could think of was having a flat in the front or some other mechanical catastrophe. The coolest thing was that I just flew past some of my friends who were "only" doing 45 or so. what a feeling of speed!
59mphMiklos
Mar 20, 2002 7:34 AM
59mph down a hill right behind my house. Problem is, there are a few driveways off of it. Have to really watch out even though it is a rural area.

I really want to break 60mph. Maybe I'll have to work it into tonights ride, although that hill is the end of a dead end road.

Miklos
53mph down 2222 hill in austin(nm)aet
Mar 20, 2002 7:51 AM
126 mph!Erik W
Mar 20, 2002 8:49 AM
In a car. 56mph on my bike.
Erik W
record speedTurtleherder
Mar 20, 2002 9:14 AM
56 mph down hill. 47 mph on the flats with a 35 mph tail wind. 102 mph in my tunnel boat before the blow over. 158 mph in my Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4.
165mph....quadzilla1
Mar 20, 2002 1:00 PM
165 mph on a Honda CBR600 with a full-on race motor with pump gas. Had it red-lined somewhere around 15 - 16,000 rpm. It was smooth though. Went home & cleaned my underwear after that one. Rt 78 outside Allentown, PA.
thats illegalishmael
Mar 20, 2002 2:15 PM
and now that its in print with your name attached to it your in trouble
oops !quadzilla1
Mar 20, 2002 4:09 PM
Yeah, but that was more than 5 years ago. I sold the bike when we decided to have kids.
Yeah.DrPete
Mar 20, 2002 5:21 PM
I can see the arrest warrant now--"Mr. Quadzilla, you're under arrest." I think he'll be OK. He has a future in keeping natural selection alive and well, but I don't think the law will stop him :)
~500mphcyclopathic
Mar 20, 2002 4:25 PM
in commercial aircraft
186,282 m.p.s.Crankist
Mar 20, 2002 8:49 PM
Out of control out of body astral travel; went to Roseanne
Arnold's house for a peanut butter sandwich.
mike