Wednesday, September 24, 2003
"Hi-yo Silver, awaaaayyyyyyyy...." [splat]
Snapple fact of the day:
In 1985, the fastest bicyclist was clocked at 154 mph.Yikes. What was he doing, being dropped out of a plane?
Update: First of all, it was 152.2 mph. Second, he was on the Bonneville Salt Flat, cycling behind a pace car designed to keep all the wind off him so there'd be almost no aerodynamic drag. (Which you can read about, and see pictures of, at 152 MPH Pedal Bicycle.)
Y'know, I think that's more impressive as a feat of engineering than one of actual bicycling speed...
Incidentally, the fastest bicyclist without a pace car got up to 63 mph, according to this Physics of Sports page. Now that I'm actually impressed by.
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