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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:41 pm 
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Fastest known offroad for me was on a Stumpy M2, 42mph at Thrunton woods. Was basically hanging on and couldn't see properly :shock:


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I managed 50ish once going down Honister Pass in the Lakes - very scary as there was a bend with water on it near the bottom that nearly claimed me!!


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Fastest I´ve done so far off road is 79.4km/h which is about 49mph using 44/11 and spinning until I just couldn´t rev up any more. I´m still aiming for 80km/h, hopefully soon. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:11 pm 
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i've had 82.3km/h on my klein with a 42/11 coming down the hill from oldham with a tailwind, scared me to death, handlebars flapping everywhere. probably not as scary as 42mph in the woods though, i'm a bit of a pootler when i get off road. how would you keep an eye out for dog turds at that speed? :shock: :lol:


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I got 51.5mph once on my 88 Trekker just before a side wind blew my friend and I into the trees and off the track and i totalled his 93 cinder cone. Trekker was fine. Cinders did not go to the ball after that.

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I got 51.5mph once on my 88 Trekker just before a side wind blew my friend and I into the trees and off the track and i totalled his 93 cinder cone


That's got to be the fastest bike crash I'd heard of... well survived


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:17 pm 
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Fast is fun.


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That was always fun, when the full suspensions arrived. Trying to keep ahead of them on fully rigid bikes downhill. Going faster than you'd like to, all because of pride :lol:


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Got pulled over by the fuzz in Blagdon Village (by the Lamb & Flag for those that know) for doing 52.4 mph on my road bike in a 30. :oops:

Nice road down hill, hands tucked in by the stem TdF style. 8)


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 Post subject: 170 km/h !!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:21 pm 
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check this guy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNwmpLPh ... ed&search=


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