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Old 06-23-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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How fast can you ride a hybrid bike

I'm up to 25 mph on a bike trail wind aided



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Old 06-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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My max is 43.4mph.



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Old 06-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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Down hill, tail wind, I have seen high 20s, like 28.

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Old 06-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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There are too many variables to consider. Wind? Terrain? Tires, type, inflation? Slope, uphill, downhill, perfectly flat? Rider position, size? Etc.

Besides, what does it matter? Are you having fun? In the end, that's all that really matters.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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28.3 downhill before the pavement got rough.
22.4 on flat with a slight tail wind.

I agree with Zero.

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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today 37.8 -downhill, usually flat high sustained cruise speed is 18, I say the highest speed on a flat was 23-24 or so.

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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30.2 Down hill peddling as fast as I can.

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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I was dying, desperate to get to the next water source. I ran out of water at the bottom of the big climb, Sugarloaf Mt. 75 miles into my 150 mile solo ride. The Flint Hill General Store ten miles further down the road was closed. A hot day, no shade, farm country. After I hit 43+ mph on a deserted well-paved straight downhill road, I stopped and sat near a drainage ditch under a lonely tree. I gnawed with my dry mouth on a Nutrigrain fruit bar hoping the moisture in the jam would help. Buzzards circled above. Thankfully it was mostly downhill to mile 95 and another closed general store at Point of Rocks. This economy is a killer. I diverted from my planned route down a muddy C&O Canal towpath about a mile to a campsite and water from a pump. Back to Point of Rocks, over the Potomac, an unpaved climb over the second biggest hill on the route, Furnace Mountain. Gatorade from a gas station at Clark's Gap, back to civilization and drinking fountains on the W&OD rail trail. Phew.

It's probably not safe to go that fast all alone in the middle of nowhere, but I figured I was going to die anyway so why not go out in style?

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
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26 top speed usually average around 12 to 13mph. There's no hills around here so this is flat land speed. I just ride for fitness and fun so this is fast enough for me.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:04 AM   #10
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I average 13-14 on a ride usually. Have had her up to 28 on a hill, got to thinking bout how bad it would hurt to take that spill! Old and slow, that's me.



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