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Old 09-07-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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So one day I can bike as a trail, during a lunch break from work, the Great Plains and back?

Turnaround point being the docks on Fisherman's wharf next to a shrimp boat and on the East Coast, the outer banks of Carolina?

And start point greenbo, Alabama?

Can this ever come true this power bikeride can be safe and reality? And they would have literally the Great Plains trail "caution: some of those Wyoming plains are steeper than you may think...watch out for frontal rainstorms on course the Great Plains little bitty chunk

Better make that 3,000 miles miles per hour actually...otherwise you will return late from lunch break and get fired when clients start emailing you with requests and say "where are you?"
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:56 AM
 
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600 mph motorcylces, sure they have the technology to do it now with turbojets- but scraping you off the side of a hill that you would not possibly have time to avoid would really be a pain to us doing the clean-up work. Forget a hill, a pebble would probably propel you to instant death.

There is a reason they do tests at speed at the flat treeless areas, namely the Bonneville Salt Flats.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I genuinely don't know what to think of this post. Can you seriously not see any problem?
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Somebody must be visiting Colorado and taking advantage of the legal marajuana.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Sure, give this guy a 600mph dirt bike. This is what the "Darwin Award" is made for:

"To recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own actions."

I honor him.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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No, no, let's run with this! (Well, I think "uncontrolled flight" is more apt.)

Strap a JATO rocket or two to an ordinary Schwinn bicycle. That'll work out just great. Perhaps we can find a coyote to operate the rocket-powered bicycle and conduct the test in Arches National Park in Utah.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Brookhaven
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Jackass!!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The current world speed record for a human-powered bicycle (which is what the OP is talking about, though it's hard to tell for sure) is 102.5 mph.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Didn't summer vacation end already?
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