What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

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What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby thecaptn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:47 am

Hi All,

What's the fastest speed you've ever acheived on your loaded tourer and where did you do it?

I'll go first, 86kmh, Bogong High Plains Rd other side of Falls Creek on my way to Omeo late last year.

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:47 am

Downhill or on the flats?

I prefer under power ie on flats. 38.3kph on a sealed rd after being chased by a magpie on fully loaded thorn.
And 37.9kph on dirt after being chased by march flies....
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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby thecaptn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:48 pm

I mean what's the absolute fastest you've ever gone on any terrain but put what ever you like :D

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby cancan64 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:15 pm

92km down a mountain in Italy... Front and rear panniers loaded and tent etc. Was good fun although I need to recheck the video to confirm the speed but it was in the 90 something

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby thecaptn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:54 pm

cancan64 wrote:92km down a mountain in Italy... Front and rear panniers loaded and tent etc. Was good fun although I need to recheck the video to confirm the speed but it was in the 90 something

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Have you posted the video before? Sounds like a good watch.

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:07 pm

talk to just4thehallibut ... he's a big lad, with a big bike that has a big load carrying capacity.

He mightn't go much for this 'aero tuck' rubbish, but he's a fairly intimidating one man avalanche. Just be grateful he stays on the roads! :lol:
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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby cancan64 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:49 pm

That was in the 90's so no video going down I just filmed the speedo so I had proof of the speed.

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby Warin » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:04 am

Unloaded, downhill, with tail wind (Arthur's Pass NZ), and the brakes on... 78km/h. Did not want to go faster due to cross winds that could blow you off the road and down the mountain. So managed 78 in the bits that were sheltered and slowed significantly where exposed.

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Re: What's the fastest you've gone fully loaded?

Postby RonK » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Can't be sure as there was no way I could look down at the computer. Around 70kph at a guess, squeezing the brakes hard as I could not to run into the back of the ambulance, and the camper at the bottom moved forward just in time.

Rarely let my loader tourer go - there's no way of telling if you've packed the front panniers correctly and you won't get a nasty headshake at high speed. And some of the hairpins - if you went off they'd never find you.

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