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240+ km/h on a bicycle... it can be done

Old 09-21-06, 04:01 PM
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240+ km/h on a bicycle... it can be done

http://www.swissrocketman.com/ete03.html

See the video.
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Old 09-21-06, 04:05 PM
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Now thats nuts, cool but nuts.
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Old 09-21-06, 04:21 PM
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Attaching a mini JATO device to a bicycle... I'd hate to have to brake or dodge some obstacle suddenly.
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This seems far less impressive than going at 243.5kph under ones own power while drafting:
http://www.canosoarus.com/08LSRbicycle/LSR%20Bike01.htm

Or going 130.4kph fully under ones own power with no drafting in a streamlined re***bent (aka HPV)
http://www.re***bents.com/WISIL/default.asp

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Originally Posted by noisebeam
This seems far less impressive than going at 243.5kph under ones own power while drafting:
http://www.canosoarus.com/08LSRbicycle/LSR%20Bike01.htm

Or going 130.4kph fully under ones own power with no drafting in a streamlined re***bent (aka HPV)
http://www.re***bents.com/WISIL/default.asp

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Agreed. Bicycles are human powered devices... not rocket ships.
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Old 09-22-06, 01:14 AM
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Yes, you're right... I should have posted in the forum for power-assisted bicycles...
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Old 09-22-06, 09:16 AM
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That's pretty lame.
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Old 09-22-06, 09:19 AM
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Interesting but completely nuts!!!
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Old 09-22-06, 09:49 AM
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I'm suprised the front wheel never lifted.
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You'd only do wheelies if the power was transmitted through the rear-wheel with torque. There's some videos of jet-powered go-karts that do wheelies!

In this case, the propulsion is linear-thrust through the rocket. Search for an old thread on here about the jet-plane taking off from a treadmill...
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Old 09-23-06, 01:29 AM
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I'd be afraid of putting on the front brakes too hard and turning into the world's longest human catapult throw.
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Isn't a powered two wheeled vehicle just a motorcycle? I want to see him pedal it.
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