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Old February 10th 06, 07:57 AM
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Ace wrote:
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:09:15 +0000, BrritSki

Norman wrote:

"Ace" wrote in message

Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.

Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

I would agree with Ace. My push-bike has a fairly accurate (I think)
speedometer and I occasionally hit 30mph on it down a steep hill.

Hah, I've seen 50 on mine. Only once, mind, but I regularly used to
get over 40. I too have used this as a comparitive measure for skiing

When I was young and foolish I spent most Sundays touring with the CTC
and I'll never forget the time we were cycling out of Stow-on-the-Wold
and overtook a car as we went down the long hill. We all looked at his
speedo which read 40. The look on the driver's face as a pack of a dozen
or so cyclists went by him was priceless.

I'm sure that with the hills round here above Sanremo I could hit even
more than 40, but now I'm old and not quite so foolish

That seems fast on a bike, but if you imagine you're skiing rather than
cycling and look around at how fast things go by, wind feel on your
face, where you could turn etc., it seems very slow - I'm sure I've hit
at least double that speed on skis.

Aye. Thankfully snow is not normally as abrasive as tarmac.


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