Pffft...I have to under-inflate my tires.
I'm so fast the resulting radical heat increase from the intense friction causes the tires and tubes to expand and explode.
I now spin the tires on the driveway like topfuel dragsters do, this warms the tire and lessens the chance of me ripping it off the rim during takeoff.
I also only ride mtb, road bikes are too flimsy and the amount of torque I use tends to pull the rear wheel forward so much the chainstays buckle. I currently am running a small motorcycle chain.
Lucky I have a friend in the areospace industry, he was able to get a sample of the ceramic tile used to shield the space shuttle from the extreme temp of re-entry.
I currently run the tile pieces as brake pads 'cause everything else melted\caught on fire.
My problem is how to build a ferring as the shock waves coming off my body, helmet, etc. tend to merge with the main shocks some distance from the bicycle.
The resulting pressure pulse changes appear to be N-shaped. To an observer on the ground, this pulse is felt as an abrupt compression above atmospheric pressure followed by a rapid decompression below atmospheric pressure and a final recompression to atmospheric pressure.
The total change takes place in one-tenth of a second or less and is felt and heard as a double jolt or boom.
The resulting shock wave is jarring, the airfoil MAY cone the air burst away from my body.
Perhaps the greatest concern I have about the sonic boom is its effect on the public. The effects run from structural damage (cracked building plaster and broken windows) down to heightened tensions and annoyance of the citizenry.
For this reason, I have been forbidden to operate bicycles in the continental United States.
Ya and I do it at SEA LEVEL. Not like those high altitude wimps....
For example, an bicycle flying along at 685 mph (1,100 km/h) at sea level would be subsonically at about Mach 0.9. The same cyclist riding at 685 mph at 50,000 ft (15,255 m) would be riding supersonically at about Mach 1.05. A difference of 0.15 Mach may not sound like much...but it ****** me off.
A bow shock wave will exist for free-stream Mach numbers above 1.0. In three dimensions, the bow shock is in reality a cone in shape (a Mach cone) as it extends back from the nose of the bike.
As long as the ferring is swept back behind the Mach cone, there is subsonic flow over most of the rider and relatively low drag.
Hope the ferring doesn't look ugly, maybe I'll put some cycling decals on it.
Anybody have links for molding thermo-plastic resins?