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(Daily Mail)   An abandoned runway in the French countryside, a daring Frenchman sits astride his home built bicycle. Pushed by a gentle breeze, an empty bottle of hydrogen-peroxide bounces aimlessly across the tarmac..... the tension is palpable and mounting   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 6
    More: Spiffy, hydrogen peroxide, hydrogen peroxides, Francois Gissy, Frenchman, racing bicycle  
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2013-05-25 03:49:50 PM  
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that was my nickname in highschool: A rocket?  I don't think that counts as a bicycle speed record.

/extreme euros can be weird


This. What about riding a bike off a very tall cliff and timing the fall? Would that count as a speed record?
2013-05-25 04:57:26 PM  
2 votes:

BumpInTheNight: How could he possibly slow down in time for a red light though?


If he goes fast enough the red light shifts to violet.

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Mork: "I got a ticket for doing the speed of light in a speed of sound zone.  I would have pulled over earlier, but I couldn't see the lights or hear the siren."
2013-05-25 09:29:59 PM  
1 votes:

RoLleRKoaSTeR: Ok, I'll just leave this here...

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/obscure, yet?


Nothing ever has been, or will be, obscure on Fark. Ever.
2013-05-25 04:07:36 PM  
1 votes:

symptomoftheuniverse: that was my nickname in highschool: A rocket?  I don't think that counts as a bicycle speed record.

/extreme euros can be weird

This. What about riding a bike off a very tall cliff and timing the fall? Would that count as a speed record?


No, you'd have a hard time trying to exceed your terminal velocity (some where around 120 mph). Maybe if you rode a rocket powered bike off of a cliff that might work.
2013-05-25 03:45:09 PM  
1 votes:
How is this a bicycle? I think he should have to pedal the whole time using fixed gears. That would give the legs a workout.
2013-05-25 03:42:53 PM  
1 votes:
A rocket?  I don't think that counts as a bicycle speed record.

/extreme euros can be weird
 
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