AndrewBurns wrote:Thought about this thread on the way home from work this afternoon and bombed down the local 'hill of death' in the drops of my disc-braked CX bike, got to 69.8 kph before cooking the brakes approaching the roundabout at the bottom. Some things I noticed about how I rode:
Pretty much already been covered already and just my experiences but there you have it. Some people I know still leave me for dead on fast twisty descents, they trust the grip of their tyres a looooooot more than I do.
Good advice. I've not exceeded 60km/h yet (gone close), perhaps through some nervousness - but also perhaps not riding the right way. Compared to some of the M7 regular riders, I'm quite slow due to some persistant niggling injury issues. But I'm getting that sorted out once and for all and see light at the end of the tunnel.
Fiona: Just be careful doing that and take note of what to do if your bike starts wobbling: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/shimmy.html