Sunday, May 26, 2013

Crazy Bastard

This kind of blows my feeble little mind.
I can't even imagine trying something like this.
As a matter of fact, I can't even imagine myself imagining trying this.

French cyclist breaks land speed record by reaching 163 MPH on a rocket-powered bicycle

What. The. Hell?
A hundred sixty plus on a fucking bicycle?!!

Some technical questions come to mind.

How did he not just fly off the track and start climbing like a bottle rocket with wheels?

How did the little skinny tires not just disintegrate?

Was he fucked up out of his mind and lose a bet?

Inquiring minds want to know.

A French cyclist has broken the land speed record on a bicycle by attaching a hydrogen-peroxide rocket to the frame.

Francois Gissy from Alsace recorded a top speed of 163mph (263kph) on his self-built vehicle on an old runway in Munchhouse in North Eastern France.

This record beat his previous mark of 150 mph (242.6kph), set in 2002, and just missed out on the powered bike speed record set in 1995 by the Slipstream bike by 3mph (5kph).

He either has a complete lack of concern for his personal safety or a set of balls that would make a bull elephant cry.


There is a video at the link.

You gotta see that.
He is holding on for dear life when that thing lights off.

They probably had to use a small crowbar to pry his puckered ass off the seat too.


Sixbears said...

Yep, the French are crazy.

30 mph is fast on a bike.

Dragon said...

They didn't show the resulting brown trail on the track.

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