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JRoberts
01-15-2019, 03:22 PM
As someone who used to do a lot of cycling this video is unbelievable. I didn't do much racing. Some time trialing, but was never all that good at it. Touring was more my thing. Still, this video and the achievement it has recorded is absolutely amazing.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/184-mph-on-a-bicycle-11547312398

t walgamuth
01-16-2019, 08:50 AM
Do I have to subscribe to WSJ to see it?

JRoberts
01-16-2019, 02:56 PM
Do I have to subscribe to WSJ to see it?

I just went to the link. Didn't have to subscribe to anything.

wittsend
01-17-2019, 11:46 AM
This is a remarkable accomplishment. The only issue I have is how much is dependent upon the pace vehicle? The fairing seemed rather rudimentary. At what point does science, technology and innovation create a better fairing on a faster pace car that the aerodynamics literally pushes (and stabilize) the cyclist?

In essence the cyclist is just along for the ride and the speed they go is overwhelmingly dependent upon the speed of the pace vehicle and the fairing design. That said I'm sure there are few brave enough to go those speeds regardless of how it is accomplished. The team work of the driver and rider are to be commended. As well, the previous record holders assistance to see someone succeed him.