Breaking the 80mph Barrier - On a Bicycle

We love it when folks go out of their way to confound preconceptions about what can, and cannot, be done on a bicycle. We've already brought you a video of friends moving an entire house by bike, now we've found a report about speed-freak cyclists going over 80mph on the flat! Similar to "Fast" Freddy Markham's ride at the Nissan 1 Hour Challenge, these are no ordinary bikes. Encased in Kevlar, and riding low to the ground, they are not necessarily what you'd ride to the shops on. Nevertheless, it is great to see cyclists proving the incredible potential of human-powered transportation. ::Power in Motion:: via YouTube::

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