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Old 07-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Role of aero clear in record-setting 86 km/h "bicycle"

A new record was set a few days ago in a human-powered vehicle / velomobile: nearly 86 km / hour, sustained for 1 hour.

http://www.gizmag.com/go/5830/

Of particular note is the record for a "traditional" (non aero) bicycle: 49.7 km/h

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Old 07-06-2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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And this has nothing to do with aero, but something to do with cool custom bicycles...

http://www.atomiczombie.com/

makes some really cool machines: tandems, low-rider recumbants, trikes, and various other crazy & fun looking bikes. I particularly like that he makes them out of old parts and encourages home-made & affordable. Seems like a resourceful & creative guy.

Check his gallery - there's some great short videos of the bikes in action.



If I wasn't making a ForkenSwift or fiddling with my car all the time, I'm pretty sure I'd be making bikes like these.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hour_record

The link above has some cool info on the 1hour distance record by bikes.

And below is some more random bike records.

Cycling records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Speed
  • Faired recumbent: Andy Wilkinson, 41h 4m 22s
  • Upright: G Butler, 2001, 44h 4m 20s
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Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
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