i have a speedometer app on my phone and today i set a new personal best of 63.62 MPH. I think this is pretty good.
Has anyone else on here done this and have a top speed? If you have an android phone, get the app called "speedometer" and try it. Im sure there is something like this for iphones too
wouldn't be shocked if i hit 50 a few weeks ago at stowe. i've hit 45 on a bike before. to me going fast is fun (especially on a bike) when you have to really keep er pinned and do work to maintain the speed. it's also just fun to go fast.
everything would be better if everyone wasnt a complete pussy.
ive always been really impressed with ipod touchs'/iphones' durability and shit. the same friend lost said ipod touch in a snowy bush last year at a party doing drunk flips into it, we looked and couldnt find it cause of all the snow, waited til most the snow melted a few days later, found the ipod, and it worked fine..
I've heard that GPS and iPhone readings aren't necessarily all that accurate, but unless it's a ridiculous number, it's probably in the right general range. I rode a lift with some off-duty California Highway Patrol officers at Mammoth last year who were measuring speed with their radar guns. I got up to 61 MPH on my first run and was too scared to do it again.
You're going downhill, so you're moving horizontally and vertically. GPS only measures distance traveled in the x direction, not y. So let's say you go 3 miles vertically and 4 miles horizontally. Your actual distance is 5 miles but the GPS only counts 4. Since the time is the same, the GPS will think you're going slightly slower.
But there are already tons of skiing GPS apps. I guess the social integration would be pretty cool, it would be even cooler if it had a real time feed of your friends speeds. So during the day you could check friends top speeds from that morning, or on a particular run, etc. Would you make this for iPhone? I'm actually developing an iPhone game and am planning on releasing it soon.
Same exact thing happened to me once when I tried to put two gallon containers of milk into the fridge at the same time. Projectile vomit everywhere the minute I lifted them off the counter...- El.Gato
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