Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-20-2018, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
redneck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SC Lowcountry
Posts: 1,775

Geo XL1 - '94 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Boat tails and more mods
90 day: 72.22 mpg (US)

Big, Bad & Flat - '01 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT
Team Cummins
90 day: 21.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 223
Thanked 1,341 Times in 705 Posts
184 MPH on a Bicycle...

.

This Woman Just Biked at 184 MPH to Smash the Bicycle Speed Record


https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2328...-speed-record/


Quote:
“The drive ratio is 62:12, twice,” said John Howard, Mueller-Korenek’s coach, who once held the motor-paced record himself at 152 mph back in 1985. “That’s roughly 488 inches, or approximately 128 feet per revolution. She’s traveling nearly 130 feet every time she turns those cranks. It’s pretty mind-boggling
.”




Impressive...


(Added)

What Went Into Creating This Record-Breaking Bike

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear...breaking-bike/




>


Last edited by redneck; 09-20-2018 at 05:54 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redneck For This Useful Post:
niky (09-20-2018)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-20-2018, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 11,018

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 25.39 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,764
Thanked 4,077 Times in 3,089 Posts
What's the unicycle record?
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2018, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,747
Thanks: 7,001
Thanked 7,884 Times in 6,452 Posts
Tether release at 1:31. at 100mph+. The only interesting part to me:

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2328...-speed-record/
Quote:
It’s also not a dance for the faint of heart. Ever since 1899, when Charles “Mile-a-Minute” Murphy set the first paced bicycle speed record of 60 mph while drafting off a steam train, it’s been a terrifying tango that has left many a rider dead or mangled. That was especially true after the 1930s, when cyclists took the game to a new level, riding behind souped-up race cars outfitted with wind-blocking fairings.
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

Back in my day there was so much toilet paper and eggs that we would throw them at the houses of our enemies

____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2018, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Vman455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 1,919

Pope Pious the Prius - '13 Toyota Prius Two
Team Toyota
SUV
90 day: 51.62 mpg (US)

Tycho the Truck - '91 Toyota Pickup DLX 4WD
90 day: 22.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 198
Thanked 1,777 Times in 925 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
What's the unicycle record?
If this is in jest, be careful--you know there will be a Unicycling Federation that keeps track of such things.

Looks like there's no current record for fastest speed on a unicycle. But, check out that one hour record--32.3 kph average. For one hour. On a unicycle.

I enjoy time-trialing, but this woman is on another level. Motor-paced time-trialing is already nerve-wracking enough when you're behind a motorcycle and can still (somewhat) see around/over it. I can't imagine doing this behind a full fairing at 184 mph!
__________________



  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
euromodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Belgium
Posts: 4,683

The SCUD - '15 Fiat Scudo L2
Thanks: 178
Thanked 652 Times in 516 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
Motor-paced time-trialing is already nerve-wracking enough when you're behind a motorcycle and can still (somewhat) see around/over it. I can't imagine doing this behind a full fairing at 184 mph!
The fairing has windows near the top
__________________
Strayed to the Dark Diesel Side

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 14
Thanked 363 Times in 327 Posts
This was much more dangerous than appear. One mistake could be fatal.

It can be cool, but she was pulled by a dragster with a wind protection...
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 02:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 11,018

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 25.39 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,764
Thanked 4,077 Times in 3,089 Posts
I don't know what crashing on salt is like, but the main danger is from digging into the ground and causing the body to tumble. On asphalt it might not be as dangerous. Assuming the suit does not tear, the other factor is heat generation. You can get burns even if skin never comes in contact with the ground. I've maybe only crashed at 70 miles per hour before, and sustained no injury.

My avatar photo was taken on the day I had my 70 MPH crash. It was the right-hand turn just before where this photo was taken. Cameraman said my exhaust struck the inside curbing and put me into a lowside. Should have hung my butt off the seat more, but it was only my 2nd time.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

Last edited by redpoint5; 09-21-2018 at 03:18 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 04:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 14
Thanked 363 Times in 327 Posts
Strange, this it's wrong:



1000x suns using advanced multi junction should render more than 40% efficience, but this 22 square meter render less than 20%, since each square meter have 1000w of sun light shining on.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2018, 11:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,747
Thanks: 7,001
Thanked 7,884 Times in 6,452 Posts
Well, there's your problem. They're using mudules instead of modules.

Were you aiming this at The climate change consensus extends beyond climate scientists?
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster

____________________

Back in my day there was so much toilet paper and eggs that we would throw them at the houses of our enemies

____________________

Last edited by freebeard; 09-21-2018 at 11:21 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 12:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,476
Thanks: 14
Thanked 363 Times in 327 Posts
OOPS... sorry. It's 4Kw per dish.

Zenith Solar bankrupted and was bought by this chinese company. If they could manufacture the same system for a better price.

Solar Combined Heat & Power | Suncore

Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Well, there's your problem. They're using mudules instead of modules.

Were you aiming this at The climate change consensus extends beyond climate scientists?


Last edited by All Darc; 09-22-2018 at 12:17 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com