here on this forum... lets do it
Time our peds to 30mph.
And compare numbers here.
Lots of people here have modified their peds... and I always wonder how fast they really are.
sooooooo... lets have a virtual Ped dragrace here to compare.
Here is what I figure will work.. its not perfect.. but it should give us all a fair idea of what is what.
... Everybody should find a flat straight area near them.. and use a wristwatch to simply time their... "time to speed".
Just sit on the ped... look at the wristwatch.. and when the hand gets to the 12 (or whatever)... they go to full throttle.
Then watch the speedo and glance at the watch when it hits 30.
I figure we should use 30 mph because most of the peds here can do 30... and several speedos only go to 30 or 35.
And its no use comparing the time to different top speeds.
(though we could toss in the top speed for fun too)
We will have to accept that all speedos are not that accurate.
(it ain't perfect... maybe fun though)
Would go something like this.
James Brown... 82 Motobecane XXY.. 32 sec to 30.. 36 top.
Jimi Hendrix..... 78 Puch Maxi....... 38 sec to 30.. 34 top
Kurt Cobain..... 81 Honda PA50II... 42 sec to 30.. 32 top
Frank Sinatra.... 98 Tomos Targa.... 31 sec to 30.. 36 top
Slow guy........ 85 Puch Maxi........ 36 sec to 28mph.. 38 top
I'll have some kind of numbers by the end of the week for my PA50I ... (I will be slower than average I think)
Ree should too.
..... wattayatink ? ... ; )