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OMG, a Bicycle Just Set a 207 mph World Speed Record (Video)

Can you imagine yourself riding on a bicycle travelling over 200 mph?

Well, on Nov. 7, François Gissy did just that, reaching the mind-blowing speed of 207 mph on a rocket-propelled bicycle, NOT motorcycle, designed by his friend Arnold Neracher on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located in southern France.

As you can see, this was accomplished on a completely stripped down bicycle with a rocket engine strapped to it. Who would have thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket strapped under the saddle, would travel a quarter mile in under 7 seconds?

The bike is from the Swiss company Exotic Thermo Engineering, and it’s powered by highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

The bike was so explosive that it left a Ferrari F430—which can go from 0 to 62 mph in 4 seconds—in a cloud of rocket smoke.

François Gissy is already planning his next ride.

“If we can find some serious sponsors, then we would like to build a monstrous bicycle, which will be called ‘Spine Crusher,'” Gissy told Gizmag. “The goal would be to accelerate to more than 400 km/h (249 mph) in less than 2 seconds.”

The G-forces must be incredible, and I don’t understand how he’s able to even stay on and control the bicycle with such explosive acceleration. Amazing!


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John Andress
Having had many eclectic experiences and expressing interest in so many varied things in life has suited my role as Editor-in-Chief of Vision Times. Being trained in the sciences, I worked in the medical field. Scuba diving was a passion, being part owner of a scuba shop, and I enjoyed diving around the world. Raising reptiles of all sorts, including poisonous snakes, was also one of my hobbies when living in the U.S. After moving to Australia in the 80s, I became an avid organic grower of tropical fruits and vegetables, which my wife and I partake of year-round, as well as many of our friends. My newest endeavor has been to become a “bikie” — an eBikie, which I do every day not only to get exercise, but also to have a break from slaving over my computer most of the day. Obviously, China is also a passion, which is something VT specializes in, so I feel very fortunate to have a role here at Vision Times.

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