Death Wishes: Man Sets New World Record For Rocket-Powered Bicycle (0 - 207MPH In 4.8 Sec)

September 21, 2017

This is a video of François Gissy setting a new world record on his rocket-powered bicycle by accelerating from 0 - 333km/h (207MPH) in 4.8 seconds. For reference, that is entirely too fast to be going on a bicycle (previously: his neck-breaking water pressure powered bike that goes from 0-62MPH in half a second). The fastest I've ever gone on a bicycle? Maybe 25MPH, and it felt like I was going light-speed and could crash and die at any moment. I didn't, although I rarely go faster than 10MPH any more. Plus, you know, it's kinda hard to pedal with my peg leg. "You have a peg leg?!" Yaaaar! Plus the eyepatch screws with my depth perception. "An eyepatch too?!" And I don't want my parrot to get scared.

Keep going for the death-defying video.

Thanks to Tim C, who refuses to ride any rocket-bike that isn't equipped with an ejector seat.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I was wondering how he dealt with speed wobbles (which at 200 mph would rapidly become death wobbles).

    I'm not seeing a steering damper although they could rely on a tight fit in the head tube so he can't overcorrect.

    The speed run grips are below the head tube. Pretty smart. you're basically grabbing the fork. Good solid control. It's pretty brilliant. Still, I'd want a steering damper if I'm going over 50 mph on a bicycle fork.

  • Tom327Cat

    I want to see how long it took him to stop.

  • skeptic

    Gissy ain't no sissy

  • The_Wretched

    The chase car is there to ensure limited suffering.

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