Can you imagine yourself riding on a bicycle travelling over 200 mph?
Well, on Nov. 7, François Gissy did just that, reaching the mind-blowing speed of 207 mph on a rocket-propelled bicycle, NOT motorcycle, designed by his friend Arnold Neracher on the famous Circuit Paul Ricard located in southern France.
As you can see, this was accomplished on a completely stripped down bicycle with a rocket engine strapped to it. Who would have thought that one day a daredevil on a bicycle, with a rocket strapped under the saddle, would travel a quarter mile in under 7 seconds?
The bike is from the Swiss company Exotic Thermo Engineering, and it’s powered by highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.
The bike was so explosive that it left a Ferrari F430—which can go from 0 to 62 mph in 4 seconds—in a cloud of rocket smoke.
François Gissy is already planning his next ride.
“If we can find some serious sponsors, then we would like to build a monstrous bicycle, which will be called ‘Spine Crusher,'” Gissy told Gizmag. “The goal would be to accelerate to more than 400 km/h (249 mph) in less than 2 seconds.”
The G-forces must be incredible, and I don’t understand how he’s able to even stay on and control the bicycle with such explosive acceleration. Amazing!