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34.5mph of awesomeness

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Rode home this evening for the first time in a couple of weeks (been riding in, but getting the train home for speed reasons), to try out the nokia sports tracker thingy that nige recommended.
Not only did it tell me that my top speed was a super cool 34.5mph, but I also obliterated my previous best homeward time by over 3 minutes.
My new record is now 19mins 22secs. Bring on the road tyres I say :)
11th May 2009, 19:39   | tags:,,,,

taniwha says:

You're doing so well with this.

11th May 2009, 20:04

yeah, one of the guys i rode with on Saturday had some nice GPS kit attached to his bike, which is useful for all sorts of things. I have been considering an N95 for some time, but I'm not willing or able to enter into a contract.

11th May 2009, 20:36

540air says:

Cheers t, I keep surprising myself with the times :)

hobo - I've gone back to my N95 from the SE C905, because it has so many things like this you can add.

I uploaded the report from my phone to the nokia website here.

11th May 2009, 23:31

cool! Haha, I can see you getting a road bike within the year.

12th May 2009, 09:15

nige says:

Was SportsTracker useful then 540? I think it's great. Saves me a lot of time when tracking miles and speed as I rarely follow the same route.

12th May 2009, 09:36

Puddlepuff says:

You cycle over the highway?

12th May 2009, 10:18

540air says:

hobo - haha maybe, you just never know....

nige - It was fun to see my route plotted out like that and I guess it'll be interesting to compare times/speeds etc. But did I mention that it told me I got to 34.5mph? That has become my phrase of the week!! :)

pp - Indeed I do, well mostly, with a bit of path or grass thrown in :)

12th May 2009, 17:05

Puddlepuff says:

No cycle paths? WTF?!? :)

12th May 2009, 21:15

This is Britain, Puff, we're not as advanced as Holland yet.

13th May 2009, 08:42

nige says:

Probably worth looking again 540, as I think it's measured in kms/hour, but still rather bloody impressive! Hope you continue to find it useful. Sounds like you're shaving masses of time off your recent rides!

13th May 2009, 08:48

far too many cyclists measure their distance/speed in km/h just because the end number is bigger.

13th May 2009, 09:29

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13th May 2009, 09:35

540air says:

Indeed hobo, indeed!! nige, I set mine up on the phone in mph, but on the website it still comes up as kmh. So, did I mention that I clocked 55.5kmh? ;)

puff - There are paths part of the way, but they are less smooth and only get used when it's to my advantage speedwise :)

13th May 2009, 10:39

nige says:

Hahahaha! I hit, like 42kph yesterday evening, and I was like "YES! Faster than 540!". Alas, i'm still way off... :D

13th May 2009, 11:42

nige says:

Hey Puff, my town has cycle paths... : )

13th May 2009, 11:43

540air says:

You'll get there my man, you'll get there. What you need is a bit of a hill to get you going, that's my secret. On which note the thought has struck me that hobo should be getting over 40mph on a downhill section easily.

13th May 2009, 17:21


13th May 2009, 19:37

nige says:

I think hobo breaks the speed limit downhill. He's just to classy to admit it.

13th May 2009, 19:42


13th May 2009, 20:31

nige says:


13th May 2009, 20:43

540air says:

He is indeed a classy guy, I reckon he storms past 40, but doesn't want to make us feel bad ;)

13th May 2009, 23:18

the trick to fast downhilling is to be heavy.

14th May 2009, 09:24

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