130 mph on a mountain bike



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bdbafh

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http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html

"33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
duration so his helmet didn't fog up."
 
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Bill Sornson

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bdbafh wrote:
> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>
> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
> extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
> duration so his helmet didn't fog up."


He wore a helmet?!? What a wuss! LOL
 
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Jorg Lueke

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On Sep 29, 5:34 pm, bdbafh <[email protected]> wrote:
> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>
> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
> extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
> duration so his helmet didn't fog up."


Did Hannibal cross the Chliean Alps at any point?
Why is the guy on the bike dressed like the emperors honor guard in
Star Wars?
 
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David L. Johnson

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bdbafh wrote:
> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>
> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps.


Chilean Alps?

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RBrickston

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In article <[email protected]>,
[email protected] says...
> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>
> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
> extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
> duration so his helmet didn't fog up."


Somebody beat Baka to it? Wow...
 
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Skip

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"bdbafh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>
> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
> extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
> duration so his helmet didn't fog up."
>


http://www.bikeroute.com/Recumbents/News/Archives/000066.html
Should be a good demonstration why not to do this.

- Skip
 
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Paul O

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RBrickston wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> [email protected] says...
>> http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/09/bike-hits-1307-.html
>>
>> "33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed
>> Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules"
>> because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14
>> mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the
>> extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second
>> duration so his helmet didn't fog up."

>
> Somebody beat Baka to it? Wow...


Please, everyone knows that Bill Baka has ridden much faster than 130.
He's just too modest to say so...

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Paul D Oosterhout
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