Author Topic: Zoom zoom  (Read 1035 times)

Zoom zoom
« on: June 16, 2009, 12:48:04 pm »
I had such a great commute on Sunday morning!!  First off I caught up to a lone road rider on the downhill from Keston/Downe on the A233, and passed him at 43mph, at least 10mph faster than he was going.  He was down on the drops too, well tucked in, LOL!  I called out on your right a little way back, and heard him shout out what sounded like "Oh fcuk!!" as I passed.  Of course that's just the nature of a bent, rather than anything on my part, but still v. enjoyable.

Then I passed almost 200 cars queueing for Norman Park.  Made my day that did!
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Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 01:59:41 pm »
43 mph?

omg*!!

(*gosh, not god/God/dog)


My best one ever was riding from Telford to Shrewsbury after work for the Shropshire Cycle Forum. I saw another road cyclist on a die-straight piece of the old A5. I seldom got the excuse to stretch my legs like this after work. I wound it up and huffed and puffed to catch the geezer up, it took several miles. When I passed him he held my wheel, neither of us could talk. We raced each other until we reached Emstrey roundabout and caught our breath to speak to each other. Had a really polite chat and a good laugh.

If I recall properly, we reached speeds of 38 mph. I'm not sure I'd have it in me right now...

Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2009, 02:28:37 pm »
Best I've done recently was burning out to Dungeness across the pan flat Rye marshes with a tailwind doing over 50kph. Not one car dared overtake me which was good since there was a ditch and lots of barbed wire to my left...

Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 03:04:06 pm »
It's not that impressive a speed, remember this is a fast recumbent.  I did fail to push the record button on the camera, sadly, but at least I got the overtaking nearly 200 vehicles in 4min:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Am4wlW2yj6Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Am4wlW2yj6Q&rel=1</a>
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Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2009, 04:00:24 pm »
It's not that impressive a speed, remember this is a fast recumbent.  I did fail to push the record button on the camera, sadly, but at least I got the overtaking nearly 200 vehicles in 4min:

YouTube - 20090614 overtaking lots of cars on a bike.


I think you've just cleaned up in "Unusual or interesting cars you have spotted recently" with that bit of footage, BM  :D

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Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 08:28:15 pm »
I think you've just cleaned up in "Unusual or interesting cars you have spotted recently" with that bit of footage, BM  :D
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Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 11:00:13 pm »
I think you've just cleaned up in "Unusual or interesting cars you have spotted recently" with that bit of footage, BM  :D

Only I wouldn't know what most of them were!  It was some sort of stinky old car show in Norman Park in Bromley.
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Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 09:18:02 pm »
I was expecting to see a broken down MG at the head of the queue with bonnet up and steam issuing forth...

alan

Re: Zoom zoom
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 09:46:35 pm »
(David posting as Alan)

Fastest today was 73.1 km/h which is a shade over 45 mph. Down the 1 in 7 into Much Wenlock before I bottled it, sat up and put the brakes on.

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