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Old August 18th 19, 08:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/18/...d-world-record
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Old August 18th 19, 11:38 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:55:02 PM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/18/...d-world-record
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If he had been '"pulled up to speed" by a Hennessey Venom F5 maybe he could have added another 100mph.
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Old August 19th 19, 06:03 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 18/08/2019 23:38, Simon Jester wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:55:02 PM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/18/...d-world-record
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If he had been '"pulled up to speed" by a Hennessey Venom F5 maybe he could have added another 100mph.

Indeed.


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Old August 19th 19, 05:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

On Monday, August 19, 2019 at 6:03:18 AM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
On 18/08/2019 23:38, Simon Jester wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:55:02 PM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/18/...d-world-record
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If he had been '"pulled up to speed" by a Hennessey Venom F5 maybe he could have added another 100mph.

Indeed.


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The point is it wasn't a real record.
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Old August 19th 19, 09:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

On 19/08/2019 17:53, Simon Jester wrote:
On Monday, August 19, 2019 at 6:03:18 AM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
On 18/08/2019 23:38, Simon Jester wrote:
On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 8:55:02 PM UTC+1, Bod wrote:
https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/18/...d-world-record
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Bod

If he had been '"pulled up to speed" by a Hennessey Venom F5 maybe he could have added another 100mph.

Indeed.


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The point is it wasn't a real record.

Well it's certainly the fastest a bicycle has travelled at, just not

under its own steam.


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Old August 19th 19, 09:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

On 19/08/2019 21:16, Bod wrote:

Well it's certainly the fastest a bicycle has travelled at, just not

under its own steam.



I couldn't work out why the cyclist bothered to pedal?






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Old August 20th 19, 04:27 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

On 19/08/2019 21:26, GB wrote:
On 19/08/2019 21:16, Bod wrote:

* Well it's certainly the fastest a bicycle has travelled at, just
not under its own steam.



I couldn't work out why the cyclist bothered to pedal?


Indeed, it did seem a bit pointless.


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Old August 21st 19, 05:13 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

It highlights the massive dependency of high speed personal / low passenger transportation on energy due to wind resistance.

Some in the EU have suggested packing semi-autonomous vehicles together on freeways. These cars can brake faster [draft closer] than humans to get much greater fuel efficiency.

Musk suggested the "hyperloop" but even a 15 m vacuum tube like those used to cool lettuce -- about the same size as a hyperloop tube -- is expensive. Vacuum tubes are so expensive they are hauled all over the West depending on which area is harvesting lettuce. It's cheaper than building more tubes.

Still it's good someone at least tried to end run wind resistance.


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Old August 21st 19, 09:17 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default UK cyclist sets motor-paced speed world record

On 21/08/2019 05:13, Bret Cahill wrote:

Some in the EU have suggested packing semi-autonomous vehicles
together on freeways. These cars can brake faster [draft closer]
than humans to get much greater fuel efficiency.


Better to be poor and have choked roads than have the EU take control...
 




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