Guy Does 138MPH On A Mountain Bike In French Alps

April 8, 2015

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This is a video of French cyclist Eric Barone beating his previous downhill mountain bike speed record by hitting 138.752mph (223.3km/h) on a specially designed bike in the French Alps. Plus he's wearing a speed suit that makes him look like a giant cherry flavored condom. For reference, 138mph is faster than the terminal velocity of a skydiver falling with a belly-down orientation (they top out at around 120mph, falling head-down they can reach 150 - 200mph). Still, as impressive as hitting 138mph on a mountain bike is, I can't help but feel like he cheated by not picking a course through the woods.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Namaste, who's probably gonna whip out the yoga mats at any minute.

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