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Old 09-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #306 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by godscountry View Post
A rider on a non streamlined bicycle, will use 90 percent of his power to maintain about 15 mph plus speeds[all of which is to overcome air resistance]
Oh, I was talking about uphills. On the way to the neighboring village I can maintain like 11km/h | 7mph, I guess aero drag is much less at that speed. That's where weight becomes a factor. But if it can really be done in 'less than a kilogram', that shouldn't hurt. I've climbed steeper (~ 6km/h | 4mph) hills with a watermelon on the luggage rack.
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