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How fast are you?

Anyone else ever track their speed downhill? I used a gps app on my blackberry which is right on with my car speedo. Not sure of its exact accuracy downhill but I got it to 54mph on a diamond at blue mountain(PA) tried to beat it my last trip out at shawnee but it was not steep enough. Going to take it to VT next year and see if I can beat it.
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ive been dying to test myself. My navi is built into my car so i cant take that out with me

Did u straight line down or were you making wide open turns?

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I've never tracked it.. I only have the TomTom app on my WinMo phone and the speedo is super small and hard to read while riding. However, your thread got me thinking that I should look for something more suitable for riding that I can glance at quickly. I found This. It's called GPS Spedometer for Windows Mobile phones. I'll report back later.
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I was headed down straight, I did not leave the phone in my hands to try and read it. I can set a new track and put it in my pocket and at the end it tells me my max speed.
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I have clocked myself with a couple of different apps that store my highest speed so that i don't have to hold my phone in my hand while riding. I have hit 56 mph at Loveland. I want to get to 60mph, but don't think it will happen this season with the warm up happening.

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My GF has a blackberry...ill try to see if Sprint has that APP too

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My GF has a blackberry...ill try to see if Sprint has that APP too
download blackstar its free and works great, you can use it for other shit too, I use mine to find my tree stands when hunting in diff areas.
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I have clocked myself with a couple of different apps that store my highest speed so that i don't have to hold my phone in my hand while riding. I have hit 56 mph at Loveland. I want to get to 60mph, but don't think it will happen this season with the warm up happening.

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Yea I wanted 60 myself, going to try next year I think my riding has improved alot so might be possible. Has to be a steep enough mountain though.
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ok cool thx ill check it out.

BTW if u want a nice steep trail, if u like to ride in PA, you have to hit up camelback's THE ASP.
Ive reached some ungodly speeds there in a fraction of a second.

You can also try Okemo's Fast Lane or Stratton's Test Pilot>>> this trail is pretty long and empty everytime. I love to open the after burners there

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Steep is good, but the fastest runs are very hard packed or almost ice.

I would caution that the icy runs make it very difficult to stop. If you are bombing one of these runs, make sure that you are not around ANY other people.

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