Frenchman Sets New Speed Record By Going 207 MPH On A Bicycle

François Gissy, 32, a daredevil Frenchman recorded the highest speeds ever on a rocket-powered bicycle when he reached 207 miles per hour. The hydrogen-peroxide powered bicycle left a Ferrari in the dust during tests at a French racetrack.

Gissy told Gizmag that with the intense wind that came with riding at 207 miles per hour, he’s “lucky [his] head is still bolted on [his] body.”

via Frenchman Sets New Speed Record By Going 207 MPH On A Bicycle – Business Insider.

Notice the lack of disc or drum brakes on this bicycle. He used cantilever brakes clamping onto the sides of the rim to bring this beast to a stop.

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