184mph on a bike

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 nniff 18 Sep 2018

New land speed record - there was a bit of drafting involved, but 184mph - hells teeth!

https://road.cc/content/news/248509-american-woman-smashes-cycling-land-speed-record-hitting-nearly-184-miles-hour

 GrahamD 18 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

Pah ! towed up to 50mph ? doesn't really count, does it ? and mph ffs !

 Rigid Raider 18 Sep 2018
In reply to nniff:

If the 280 from Preston to Clitheroe was capable of 185 mph I'd have smashed the record before her, just by drafting. 

 Simon Pelly 18 Sep 2018
In reply to GrahamD:

Nothing wrong with mph

In reply to nniff:

These speed records that are dependant on drafting seem a bit pointless but strike me as a pretty scary undertaking. So pretty impressive in a rather unnecessary way.

 nufkin 18 Sep 2018
In reply to Simon Pelly:

>  Nothing wrong with mph 

Strictly SI on UKC.

Also, kph looks even faster

 GrahamD 18 Sep 2018
In reply to Simon Pelly:

> Nothing wrong with mph

In the 19th century, with someone carrying a red flag maybe.

 DR 16 Oct 2018
In reply to nniff:

According to Strava I did my 13 mile commute to work this morning in 2 min 57 seconds at 189.4 mph. I win!

Post edited at 13:36
 Enty 16 Oct 2018
In reply to nniff:

Awesome. I remember Fred Rompelberg's crash back in the 80s. He nearly broke every bone in his body.

Enty

 Dave B 16 Oct 2018
In reply to DR:

Chapeau! 

 

 

Is there a segment where you have the KOM

 nniff 16 Oct 2018
In reply to DR:

> According to Strava I did my 13 mile commute to work this morning in 2 min 57 seconds at 189.4 mph. I win!

True.  If it's not on Strava it didn't happen

In reply to nniff:

Love to know what the gearing on that bike looks like. Mine runs out of steam at about 70kph

 cb294 16 Oct 2018
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Two sequential gears of 60/10 or such, which is why the initial towing cannot be avoided.

The gearing can be seen at 1:59 in this video:

https://www.vimeo.com/266377345

CB


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