Personal Item: What I Won’t Do on a Bike

OK, descending can be fun, sure. But once the speedometer passes about 40 mph (about 65km/hour for our non-US readers) I start getting nervous. I’ve hit 48 on a downhill (I-17 southbound into Black Canyon City, the famous “Five Mile Hill”) back in the 90s, and I did tick up to 46.4 on the downhill into Tortilla Flat back in December, but that really isn’t fast in comparison to what many hammer heads can do. I just like my skin in its current condition, thank you very much. Here is a video of the Tour professionals on a downhill in Le Tour de France, flying along on narrow roads at 100 km/h, i.e., 62 mph: