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Posted: 12/18/2005 7:16:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:23:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 7:23:40 PM EDT by viper5194]



WOW, he's got some huge gonads.....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:24:46 PM EDT
next up: world's worst road rash
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:24:48 PM EDT
Did I read that right, 254Kph?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:26:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:28:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Did I read that right, 254Kph?


meters/second
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:28:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
next up: world's worst road rash


Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:29:32 PM EDT
I wanna see him do a figure 8, then I will be impressed

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Gary
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:29:52 PM EDT
Wow!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:31:52 PM EDT
Seriously, where do you come up with wheels/tires for a bike that take that kind of speed?

Put a storm door on each side of that thing and you've got a poor mans Me-163.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:32:30 PM EDT
Those whacky french will try anything to get the Tour de France honors away from Lance Armstrong.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:51:11 PM EDT
Thats frickin' nuts. I wonder what kind of breaks he has on that bike. Probably not the ones like my huffy had when I was growing up.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:54:31 PM EDT
wouldn't want to see a spoke fail.

actually, upon further review, I think that could be kinda interesting.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:57:57 PM EDT
Wow!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:58:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 8:03:01 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
242 kph = 150 mph



NOT THE WORLDS FASTEST.



Speed of the Fastest Human, Cycling



Other than the rider's training, genetic make up and competitiveness, the bicycle is the key aspect in speed and efficiency. This bicycle, called "the Ultimate", along with its rider Bruce Bursford, broke the world speed record of 334.6 km/h. This design was made aerodynamically efficient to cut down wind resistance. Just a gentle breeze? No, 90% of the resistance you feel is from the wind. This aerodynamic drag is made up of air pressure drag and direct friction, which pulls you backwards. Thus a drafting technique is used. The cyclist rides behind a larger vehicle or another cyclist that cuts through the air and 40% of the cyclist's energy is conserved. It is proven that cycling is the most efficient way of traveling because it takes only 100 calories for a cyclist to burn, for a result of 4828.03 m, while a car would die out after 85.34 m with the same amount of energy.




"The idea for a bicycle to be made using the advanced materials and techniques usually found in the worlds of aerospace and FI came from Bruce Bursford himself. He has achieved a speed of 334.6 km/h on the Ultimate, breaking a previous record by a margin of 88 km/h."
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:58:54 PM EDT
That would be cool on the freeway. Imagine the look on faces as you whizzed past!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:00:12 PM EDT
245 kph = 152 mph, I don't think bicycle tires would be very safe at that kind of speed!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:02:46 PM EDT
Can you imagine the heat the wheel bearings would be putting off?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:07:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Planerench:
That would be cool on the freeway. Imagine the look on faces as you whizzed past!



Imagine the look on your face when someone pulls into your lane...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:13:07 PM EDT
I guess that's pretty cool, but it ain't got shit (Darwinianly) on a turbocharged goped.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:13:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:22:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
I guess that's pretty cool, but it ain't got shit (Darwinianly) on a turbocharged goped.



I love how the kid on the ped flips the Firebird driver off before the race. Although that ped was pumped up with NOS not a turbo.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:29:21 PM EDT
Several billion light years out of their skulls.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:48:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
Although that ped was pumped up with NOS not a turbo.



Bah! That's what I get for not reading.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:41:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mauser101:
I guess that's pretty cool, but it ain't got shit (Darwinianly) on a turbocharged goped.



Somebody was definetely looking to die on that stunt
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