CSX66 wrote:Summernight wrote:
I don't think I'd feel safe riding at 67kph in the city. That's pretty amazing getting up to that speed in one block. I just exceed the 40kph mark going down the hill between Russell and Swanston (although I'm not trying to go fast).
I was already moving and got green lights at Queen and William. I wasn't hanging about but in all honesty I don't think I was going that fast. I would have thought 40 to 50. That 67Kph is just what the GPS reading in Strava told me. May have been a dodgy reading with all the buildings etc blocking the signal. But I reckon I was still going plenty fast enough that it didn't warrant the car having to overtake me the way he did.
Completely agree on that. I am sometimes going at or just above the 40 limit down the Collins St hill, claiming the lane and I will still have cars drive into the tram lane to overtake me when I am going the speed limit.
I have a Garmin and put the speed magnet on the wheel as required and I was getting weird speed readings until I switched the sensor over to manual wheel diameter (as opposed to automatic). I think the buildings were causing issues with the sensor and its automatic calibration of speed. Since the switch to manual wheel size I haven't had an issue with inaccurate speed readings.
Oh, and Lizbee (and others) - a question for you. I am possibly moving jobs soon (hopefully) and the prospective new office is in the court area (Lonsdale St). I normally come down Collins from Spring to get to my current job (turning from Albert) but if I do get the job in Lonsdale St, what is the best way to ride there? I know driving in the car that Lonsdale Street is a nightmare with the Myer construction and all the buses and not fun at all and I'd probably give that a miss as I may be confident riding but I don't feel like having to stress myself with that section. Are the little side streets better? Or do I just turn before Albert turns into Lonsdale and then head up La Trobe?