Hot Off Topic Tech of the Day: Rocket Powered Bike (Bicycle) Shatters Records at 207MPH

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's a slick off-topic hot tech video to show off today. What you see in the video above is a rocket-powered bike that recently set the world speed record at 207MPH. Keep in mind, when we say "bike" we don't mean a motorcycle, we are talking about a bicycle! After watching the video, it's not hard to conclude that the rider, Fran├žois Gissy, is probably the most insane person in the world, as there are several times when he barely keeps it under control.

    The other cool thing about this video is we get to see this rocket bike race a Ferrari and completely leave it in the dust (as you would expect from a rocket). The bike was so fast it took just 5 seconds to go from 0 to 207mph! It's crazy but cool what people will do to test limits!
     
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    Very cool!

    S5 tap'n
     
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    That boy is crazy... And I had to laugh being a bicyclist and bike mechanic, but his wheel is out of true and it sounds like he had a brake caliper rubbing thought I don't think they had brakes on that thing.
     
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    Nuts. That'd be one hell of an exhilarating ride, right until you crashed.
     
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    That dude looks like the ultimate hipster too.
     
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    That's insane.
     
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    This guy is nuts