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Top Speed Survey(30 posts)

Top Speed Surveycmgauch
Oct 21, 2003 6:00 AM
How fast & where were you?

54 mph for me (my buddies passed me and went 57), Skyline Dr., Ringwood, NJ.
18.5 miles per second + 50 mph w/brakes, chattanooga tn nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 21, 2003 6:04 AM
miles per second ? nmDougSloan
Oct 21, 2003 6:21 AM
earth's avg orbital speed...JS Haiku Shop
Oct 21, 2003 6:42 AM
since this poll is posted every 3 months, i figured a new answer was in order.
You forgot a term ...Humma Hah
Oct 21, 2003 11:40 AM
Earth's rotation at the equator is about 1040 mph, so if you do it at the right part of the day, you're a bit faster.
only 537 times terminal velocity. Reallybig chainring? nmSteve_0
Oct 21, 2003 6:48 AM
...shouldve refreshed before I posted; sorry JS. nmSteve_0
Oct 21, 2003 6:49 AM
account for latitude? ;-) nmDougSloan
Oct 21, 2003 7:19 AM
oh, that would be for rotation, not orbit; nmDougSloan
Oct 21, 2003 7:21 AM
Not 18.5 miles per second MINUS 50 mph? U sure? :) nmAsiago
Oct 21, 2003 8:17 AM
actually i was descending south to north, soJS Haiku Shop
Oct 21, 2003 8:25 AM
I guess it would have just been the 50. wait a minute, this requires more math, and math makes my head hurt.
64 mph; Townes Pass to Death Valley, CA nmDougSloan
Oct 21, 2003 6:22 AM
56 mph somewhere around lake jordan NC nmandy02
Oct 21, 2003 6:31 AM
where is that hill near lake jordan?tarwheel
Oct 21, 2003 8:28 AM
I've ridden all over the Triangle and my fastest downspeed in this area is about 40 mph. Hills just aren't long or steep enough for anything faster on my bike. What road were you on to reach 56 mph? Not doubting you, I'm just curious.
somwhere off of 751?andy02
Oct 21, 2003 8:43 AM
I went down there with a few freinds who were stronger then me (one use to ride a 56x11) so I kept my head down and sucked wheel! I know I could see the lake from where we were rding and we had been on 751. that is about all I can tell you. I will email my freind and ask him he still lives in that area but doesn't ride much anymore (baby thing...d!mm kids)
58mph Pennsylvania...my buddies hit 61. nm.wspokes
Oct 21, 2003 6:34 AM
57.8mph, Belltown hill, Jefferson County, PALone Gunman
Oct 21, 2003 2:43 PM
Allegheny National Forest. Fresh asphalt out in the middle of a National Forest = fast, 1 mile downhill. I know I could get 60mph I applied brakes for a slight blind curve.
57mph+ Fremont Pass Colorado (nm)PaulCL
Oct 21, 2003 6:38 AM
When the battery was low on my computer, it said 82mphDave Hickey
Oct 21, 2003 6:53 AM
I wasn't even close to that. My top speed is 48mph..
56 mph Okemo Mtn., Ludlow, VT.biknben
Oct 21, 2003 7:16 AM
You've got me beat on Skyline drive though. I've hit 54 down the Oakland side and 53 down the Ringwood side. Ringwood side has much greater potential but I always catch traffic and have to slow down.
Skyline Drcmgauch
Oct 21, 2003 7:59 AM
I always seem to go faster descending on the Oakland side too. The Ringwood side is longer but the pitch isn't as conducive to a top speed run.

I gotta get up there again on the road bike before it gets too cold.
50MPH, County DL, Baraboo, WI. (I put the brakes on at 50.) nmKristin
Oct 21, 2003 8:38 AM
I don't know, I stop looking at about 40 mph...miposy
Oct 21, 2003 8:55 AM
56 mph....Augusta, MO. (nm)FTMD
Oct 21, 2003 9:01 AM
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re: Top Speed SurveyVikingbiker7
Oct 21, 2003 9:02 AM
52 MHP Hog Pen Gap, North Georgia
200 MPHColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 9:24 AM
In my dreams. ;)
54 mph w/ draft, 51 mph w/o draft; Hogpen Gap, GA (nm)_rt_
Oct 21, 2003 9:51 AM
Indicated 60+, hill south of Blacksburg, VA ...Humma Hah
Oct 21, 2003 11:36 AM
... I have no idea exactly where it was, and can't find it on a topo map, but somewhere overlooking the New River, near the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, I found a steep hill and decided to let it all hang out. I rode in circles until my mechanical odometer was about ready to turn a mile, sprinted to full speed at the top of the hill, noted the time as the odometer turned over, and again when it turned the next mile, exactly 58 seconds later. I was in an exceptionally tight tuck, on the cruiser.

Frankly, the speed felt more like 45 mph, and I could hear the odometer skipping.
Dang! Can we just put this in a FAQ or something?PseuZQ
Oct 21, 2003 11:37 AM
Yeah, yeah, I know I don't have to click on it or anything. It's just sort of tiresome.
re: Top Speed Surveysmooty
Oct 21, 2003 7:34 PM
64mph down reeds gap off the blue ridge parkway in Virginia. those who have been there know........