NBD: Rocket Bike Goes 163 MPH

This is a bicycle – slightly modified – that's capable of hitting 163 miles per hour. By "slightly modified" I mean that there's a rocket attached to the back of it. No big deal.

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This is a bicycle – slightly modified – that’s capable of hitting 163 miles per hour. By “slightly modified” I mean that there’s a rocket attached to the back of it. No big deal.

And! You, too, can create your own bike-mounted rocket using items you have around the house.

This bike’s rocket, for instance, is powered by hydrogen peroxide — the same stuff you feed your dog to make him throw up after he gets into your wife’s purse, somehow unwraps individual pieces of Trident with his paws, and eats them. How this rocket bike is propelled might – might – be slightly more complicated than strapping a tube full of hydrogen peroxide to your Huffy and lighting it on fire, but there’s no harm in trying.*

Observe the video above as France’s own François Gissy sets a world record for smartest commuter fastest leisurely bike ride. Notice how he’s wearing a helmet? Always wear your helmet, kids.

*There is harm in trying.

Death Wish: 163MPH On A Rocket Powered Bicycle [Geekologie]

5 comments
TonyPatton
TonyPatton

This guy is nuts. One low flying insect or bird, and whoops.

gold_tracker
gold_tracker

That really is amazing. I can't imagine being on a bicycle and going that fast. That kind of concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide could have been disastrous if it had exploded. Definitely not something anyone should attempt without knowledge and proper safe guards.

Talon
Talon

The video has a label that says 163km not 163mph which would make it 101 mph which is still very fast!