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Old July 4th 03, 08:10 AM
Twisties
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did i find that on engrish? no, i think it was on www.smh.com.au (sydney
morning herald)

how do you go 110 on a bike? you pedel rreeaall fast!



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Old July 4th 03, 08:45 AM
Richard Sherratt
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On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:30:43 +1000, "Michael Stern"
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how do you go 110km on a bike?


Easy. Just go for 1km and then repeat it 109 times. 110km is not a
long ride.

If you meant 110 km/h, then that's a bit more difficult. The easiest
way is to find a hill. Henk Vogels was clocked on police radar at 108
or 109 km/h just before he crashed a few days ago. He was probably
taking a breather, so 110 would have been possible.

Another way is to ride behind a motor vehicle. A well known
professional rider was alleged to have ridden between Geelong and
Ballarat behind a van at an average of 85km/h last year. He was
alleged to have said that the expression on the face of a car driver,
when he was overtaken by a bike doing 110 km/h, was something to be
treasured. This is, of course, a totally unsubstantiated urban legend.
After all, that road has a limit of 100 km/h and no cyclist would ever
dream of breaking the speed limit, would they? :-)

Regards,
Richard.

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Old July 4th 03, 08:45 AM
Richard Sherratt
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On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:30:43 +1000, "Michael Stern"
wrote:

how do you go 110km on a bike?


Easy. Just go for 1km and then repeat it 109 times. 110km is not a
long ride.

If you meant 110 km/h, then that's a bit more difficult. The easiest
way is to find a hill. Henk Vogels was clocked on police radar at 108
or 109 km/h just before he crashed a few days ago. He was probably
taking a breather, so 110 would have been possible.

Another way is to ride behind a motor vehicle. A well known
professional rider was alleged to have ridden between Geelong and
Ballarat behind a van at an average of 85km/h last year. He was
alleged to have said that the expression on the face of a car driver,
when he was overtaken by a bike doing 110 km/h, was something to be
treasured. This is, of course, a totally unsubstantiated urban legend.
After all, that road has a limit of 100 km/h and no cyclist would ever
dream of breaking the speed limit, would they? :-)

Regards,
Richard.

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Old July 4th 03, 10:08 AM
Andrew Swan
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Twisties wrote:
did i find that on engrish? no, i think it was on www.smh.com.au (sydney
morning herald)

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I wasn't talking about the Henk Vogels story, I meant your perplexing
signature block (above). :-)

&roo

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Old July 4th 03, 10:08 AM
Andrew Swan
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Twisties wrote:
did i find that on engrish? no, i think it was on www.smh.com.au (sydney
morning herald)

snip
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BigHit: Because the engine is fearless.
When we say BigHit we mean it.


I wasn't talking about the Henk Vogels story, I meant your perplexing
signature block (above). :-)

&roo

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Old July 4th 03, 03:18 PM
Jim Stevens
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Bloody hell its not been a good week for West Australians, John Waddell has
also crashed during the Canadian round of the downhill world cup and still
remains unconscious after 4 days.

Think I'll stay home this weekend...................


"John Staines" wrote in message
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I've just read that Henke Vogels has had a terrible crash and is in a
serious condition. Apparently his helmet saved him from certain death.

He was clocked at 109km an hour just before he hit the barrier. It
looked so bad that other cyclists stopped racing because they thought he
had died.

Bloody terrible news



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Old July 4th 03, 03:18 PM
Jim Stevens
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Bloody hell its not been a good week for West Australians, John Waddell has
also crashed during the Canadian round of the downhill world cup and still
remains unconscious after 4 days.

Think I'll stay home this weekend...................


"John Staines" wrote in message
...
I've just read that Henke Vogels has had a terrible crash and is in a
serious condition. Apparently his helmet saved him from certain death.

He was clocked at 109km an hour just before he hit the barrier. It
looked so bad that other cyclists stopped racing because they thought he
had died.

Bloody terrible news



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Old July 4th 03, 04:44 PM
Luther Blissett
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Richard Sherratt wrote:

**snip**
He was
alleged to have said that the expression on the face of a car driver,
when he was overtaken by a bike doing 110 km/h, was something to be
treasured.


Bloody hell. If I was doing 110km/h, I'd be looking straight ahead, not
at the car next to/behind me!

- LB

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Old July 4th 03, 04:44 PM
Luther Blissett
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Richard Sherratt wrote:

**snip**
He was
alleged to have said that the expression on the face of a car driver,
when he was overtaken by a bike doing 110 km/h, was something to be
treasured.


Bloody hell. If I was doing 110km/h, I'd be looking straight ahead, not
at the car next to/behind me!

- LB

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Old July 5th 03, 04:39 AM
John Doe
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I have a pretty ordinary bike and I have hit 85km's an hour. If the hill
was longer I may have well have gone faster. Problem is t intersection.
There are a few roads I can hit 80+. If you were on a high performance
bike and no headwind or even better a tail wind then it is possible to hit
110.


"John Staines" wrote in message
...
: Easy, you go down a hill. I've clocked up 77km an hour and I don't even
: have that good a bike and also I was slowing myself down.
:
: During the Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under the riders were clocked, with a
: speed gun, going down Checkers Hill Road at 100km +
:
: Cheers
:
: John
:
:
:
: Michael Stern wrote:
:
: how do you go 110km on a bike?
:
: "Andrew Swan" wrote in message
: ...
: SPECIALIZED
: BigHit: Because the engine is fearless.
: When we say BigHit we mean it.
:
: Eh? Did you find this on http://www.engrish.com ?


 




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