Tag: speed

Mar 5, 2015

This is What an 81 degree, 325 ft Drop at 95 mph Looks Like

This is What an 81 degree, 325 ft Drop at 95 mph Looks Like

An incredible first-person POV of the first test run on the Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds Park. Debuting this spring, Fury 325 will be the world’s tallest & fastest ‘giga’ coaster (a type of roller-coaster with a height or drop ranging from 300 ft to 399 ft and completes a full circuit). The…

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Nov 11, 2014

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

On 7 November 2014 at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, François Gissy reached a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) on a rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. The top speed was achieved around the 250-meter mark and the bike travelled a quarter-mile in less than 7…

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Sep 29, 2014

What It’s Like to Have a Train Pass Overhead at 75 Mph

What It’s Like to Have a Train Pass Overhead at 75 Mph

A perfectly placed GoPro (it barely moves!) captures what it’s like to have a train pass directly overhead at 75 mph (120 km/h). Hint: It’s pretty terrifying. If you’re feeling impatient you can skip to the 0:56 mark :)

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Jul 18, 2014

These Guys Built a 104-Tooth Chain Ring Bike to See How Fast It Could Go

These Guys Built a 104-Tooth Chain Ring Bike to See How Fast It Could Go

How fast could you go on a fixed-gear, 104-tooth chain ring bike? That’s what frame builder Tom Donhou and his friends sought to answer. Inspired by the men of the salt flats in the 60s who pushed the land speed record from the 300s up towards the 600 mph mark in jet-propelled cars built…

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Feb 20, 2014

Watch This Guy Rap Through the Entire Alphabet at Ludicrous Speed

Watch This Guy Rap Through the Entire Alphabet at Ludicrous Speed

Alliteration at its finest! Kansas City native Mac Lethal shows us some lyrical excellence as he obliterates every letter from A-Z at a progressively faster tempo. Gift of Gab of Blackalicious did a similar song called Alphabet Aerobics back in 1999. Though it’s not as fast, the concept is the same and has been…

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