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    Realistic top possible speed circumnavigating a cul de sac?

    I hit a blistering 12 mph today. Could huckin' kitty do any faster? Could you? Just sayin'.
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    Dude, we measure in lateral G's. 1.07!!

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    If you in a circle went any faster both of your eyeballs would migrate to one side of your face.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasp4Air View Post
    If you in a circle went any faster both of your eyeballs would migrate to one side of your face.
    New meaning for Floundering.

    Realistic top possible speed circumnavigating a cul de sac?-flounder-bike-ellen-marcus.jpg
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    You guys Get It. The g's, the asymmetric fish eyes... perfect commentary on angry suburbia!
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    All that aside, this is really about me lamenting that stuff keeps me off the trail, and my attempt to introduce some sorely missed element of excitement and skillfulness into my otherwise rather uninspiring road rides in the 'burbs.

    Carry on, nothing to see here...
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    Spread some sand and gravel in the cul-de-sac. It gets really interesting after that!

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    Realistic top possible speed circumnavigating a cul de sac?

    27 mph. But I built berms around the culdasac.
    Riding slowly since 1977.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Spread some sand and gravel in the cul-de-sac. It gets really interesting after that!

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    my knees are scarred white and grow pigmentless hair because of sand and gravel-covered cul-de-sac racing as a kid, pretending we were Indy Car drivers of the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    my knees are scarred white and grow pigmentless hair because of sand and gravel-covered cul-de-sac racing as a kid, pretending we were Indy Car drivers of the 80's.
    Ha! One of the Moms was a little anal about her clean yard and she actually swept our cul-de-sac a couple times a year. She usually made us kids help.
    Smoooooooth sailing! Smooth knees (mostly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDMC View Post
    27 mph. But I built berms around the culdasac.
    mUST...FIGHt...URGE...to go to HOME DEpot...For...WOOD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Spread some sand and gravel in the cul-de-sac. It gets really interesting after that!

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    Hmmm. Nothin' in the HOA Handbook about that-I'm in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Spread some sand and gravel in the cul-de-sac. It gets really interesting after that!

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    I still have some gravel embedded in my skin after my last encounter with the ground. The nurses at the ER figured that I was in bad enough shape with all the road rash and broken collarbone, so they didn't scrub hard enough to get all the gravel out of the road rash. And eventually, the skin just scarred back up around the gravel, and the gravel is still sitting there in my skin.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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