Now that's one for those hyper inflating the MPH on a bicycle

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Fabian, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Copied from the BBC website:

    Last weekend, the Frenchman (a bus driver by trade) rode his rocket-powered bicycle to a jaw-dropping, white-knuckle-inducing, sphincter-puckering speed of 207mph. Yes, you read that right: Two hundred and seven miles an hour. On a bicycle.

    But that's not the impressive bit. Thanks to a Hulk-like grip, he managed to go over the double tonne in just 4.8 seconds, which is over 10 seconds quicker than the Hennessey Venom GT - the car that currently holds the record for the production car 0-200mph sprint - can manage.

    Admittedly, Gissy's velo of choice is a bit different to your standard Boris Bike. Without wanting to sound like a MENSA science club, Gissy's bike utilizes a TOWIE season's worth of hydrogen peroxide, which is passed over metals. When this combines with oxygen in the atmosphere, it creates an almighty amount of go that leaves a Ferrari Scuderia wondering which way it went at Paul Ricard's long straight in the South of France.

    When the fuse is lit, 4.5 kN of thrust - the equivalent of 560 horsepower - and 19Gs worth of acceleration shoots Gissy at the horizon quicker than you can say many naughty words. Never has the advice 'hold on tight' been more prevalent.

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  2. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    its still cheating!

    now this guy...this guy is just crazy :)

    as proven here ;

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  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member


    whoever wrote that didnt pass basic chemistry...

    peroxide is catalysed to water and oxygen over, say, silver... which is then combined with a fuel such as kerosene... the water just makes steam, adds density, improves the whole shmozzle... newton...more mass that way...more mass the other way :) one benefit of peroxide over pure oxygen.

    lucky you copied it!