Went on a "Old Pharts Ride" with the Colorado Springs Cycling Club last week, I was the ONLY, Cro-mo steel frame/fork bike there, I'm 230lbs, the bike is 27lbs stock and I ride with 10lb. rear rack pack. Everyone else was on a "carbon fiber" road bike and well under 200lbs, man I was getting killed up steep hills and long grades but on one huge downhill, I went into a "full tuck" and let it fly, when I passed the group I was at 43 mph and finally started braking!! Has to be some vengence somewhere on a ride, LOL!
2011 Jamis Allegro 1: Weekend/Distance
1995 Research Dynamis Coyote Two: Utiity/Trailer Tugger
Take care, Ride Safe, have FUN!