The Cycling Express Strava high speed challenge was so close that only 0.8 km'h separated first from second!
We had over 50 entries, here is a selection of some of those entries (including the mens and ladies winners).
My Strava PB is 107.6km/h on the daily commute with backpack. Must've been a howling tailwind that day. This is on 'Before the bend' segment on the Gooseberry Hill road descent, a short steep descent with a sharp right hander to finish...touch the brakes and hang on...much puckering...http://www.strava.com/activities/109636147#4700650971
My Strava best is also on Gooseberry hill road. 84.6kph.
Strava PB is 82.8 in Mt Evelyn,
82.4km/h down Conrod straight
68km/h on a mountain bike: https://www.strava.com/activities/236927237
December 2013 Share the Road Tour in Tassie getting schooled by one of the best on how to descend, 84.6km/h - Mr Stephen Hodge
66.6kmph on a mountain bike with double Hans Damph's :-). I think it was the next run which I snapped the bottom linkage out of the bike. Mt Buller Dalatite river run is so much fun!
81km/h down mount alexander today!
Heading down Mt Donna Buang - gps says I maxed at 88.6kph. Previous best was 70 odd heading down the Reefton Ridge.
Best I've managed. 101.6km/hr on Mt. Ainslee in Canberra. You have to hit the top hairpin 'On the Rivet', pedaling thru-out. Hit about 80km/hr and tuck. Do I get extra points for doing it on a Compact Crankset?
Sin of Pride. 103km/h on the dipper from Kinglake West into Whittlesea. The knack is to drive hard for the first third of the decent, slide off the seat for the second third, and finally time a high cadence kick into the dip on the last third of the decent.
83.9 without really pedalling as my ass was puckering too much (not the best kept road...)
MAF Ride for Fuel Day 4 of 6 doing 1000km, Magic run down to Bellingen - 94.7km/h max
Was a little scary with a hard left at the bottom to slow down for, but clocked 93.6km/h.
Speed Contest, clipped 89.3kmph before a tarago that dive bombed around me at the top forced me to slow through the fastest and best flowing part of the descent. Will try again soon, aiming for 100.
For the speed competition here is the analysis from my descent down Mount Coot-that in Brisbane on the front side. I remember my Garmin saying 85-odd at the time but Strava came back with 83.2km/h maximum speed.
The best I could find was 88.6 during a bunch ride in Noosa.
I too love descending. Here is my highest speed: 80.3km/h down Harris Gully Rd in Warrandyte South.
Fastest recorded speed I have on Strava is 81.7kmph. Recorded in the Noosa Tri.
Here's my entry for this week's blog comp. Managed a 93.6 kmh top speed in the last few KMs of Lake Mountain. Probably not the fastest speed that gets entered but the most terrifying, the bottom section of Lake Mountain is STEEP! Went straight out to buy new brake pads afterwards…
Weekly Challenge - Top Speed (89.6):
Saturday - Lake Mountain. Hit 92kms:
Below is a link to my top speed - 96.6kmh.
Plenty of teeth gritting & grinding going on for me usually at anything after 70kmh, so this nearly saw me at the orthodontist!
Not as fast as some I'm sure, but it is the steepest local hill and very pot hole ridden, as fast as I was game to go, 84.2.
Hey guys, technically the contest rules didn't say the ride had to be done on a bike, so here's a ride on a plane I took a year ago with a top speed during take off of 331.6km/h https://www.strava.com/activities/96527614
I understand that that may not count so here are my top 3 max speeds according to strava
106.9 km/h https://www.strava.com/activities/241952941
99.0 km/h https://www.strava.com/activities/53690447
87.1 km/h https://www.strava.com/activities/153636853
Me best is 87.8kph……….Ummm… stay safe fellas???
The best I can find is 79.6kph on CRB Hill, Mt Hotham (I thought I'd gone faster than that, but has to be on Strava!) https://www.strava.com/activities/106552963#2764252585
MALE 1ST PLACE
MALE 2ND PLACE
Yoni Shor 106.9
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