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    New Bicycle Speed Record 183.93 MPH

    A very strong 45-year-old Denise Mueller-Korenek recently rode a bicycle with 17" wheels for 5 miles on a the Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a maximum speed of 183.93 MPH. That speed is 17 MPH faster than anyone ever went on a bicycle. (A spill at that speed can break more than 25 bones...)

    For the first 2 miles she was towed by an automobile, accelerating to about 100 MPH. Only then was it possible for her legs to turn the cranks. Her bike was geared so that one revolution of the cranks would propel her forward for 128 feet.

    She then was untethered from the automobile and gave 'er Snus accelerating by pedal power to about 184 MPH.

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    Wow!

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    Amazing! It'd be scary as all hell to be cycling that fast.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    Amazing! It'd be scary as all hell to be cycling that fast.
    I think you could easily beat it, if you had a parachute handy.

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    I sometimes get up to 17 mph on my bike/trike and that feels fast enough to me
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. -- Gandalf

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