Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Photo - Rocket Powered Bicycle

Rocket powered bicycle about to race against a Ferrari (Photo courtesy of Gizmag)
In November of 2014, a gentleman named Francois Gissy set a world record of 207 miles per hour in a rocket powered bicycle. He was racing against a Ferrari which he left in the dust. The bike reached its top speed in less than 5 seconds. You can read more about it on the Gizmag website. The article is appropriately titled "Interview with a Madman." Here's a video that shows the bicycle in action.


I haven't been able to find out what has happened in rocket powered bicycle technology since 2014. In the article, Gissy said he hoped to ride a bike called "Spine Crusher," which could hit 250 miles per hour in two seconds. A link to his Facebook page from the YouTube video no longer works.

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