Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH

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  1. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    She pedaled her butt off!

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    Set up behind the dragster that broke wind for her.....

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    She got her time-ticket from the Chrondek Clocks Service.


    Denise Mueller Korenek breaking the motor-paced bicycle land speed record on in Bonneville, Utah.
    (CNN)Denise Mueller-Korenek brings a whole new meaning to pedal to the metal - bike pedals that is.

    Mueller-Korenek, 45, set a world record this week by averaging 183.9 miles per hour on a bicycle. That speed, by the way, is twice as fast as a cheetah.
    The American cyclist and mother of three used a racecar draft and custom-made bicycle to smash the men's motor-paced bicycle land speed record of 167 mph (she already broke the women's record in 2016), which had stood since 1995.
    Before you start to think that using a racecar slipstream is taking the easy way out, Mueller-Korenek used the same technique and location as the previous world record holder, Dutch cyclist Fred Rompleberg.
    But she managed to speed through Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats more than 15 miles per hour faster.


    The record-breaking ride was hardcore
    Muller-Korenek tethered herself to a pace car driven by drag racer Shea Holbrook until she reached about 90 miles per hour. Then, she unclipped and pedaled through the draft for several miles, reaching an average top speed of 183.9 mph between miles four and five.

    Instead of traditional cycling clothes, Mueller-Korenek wore an eight-pound leather and kevlar suit to protect her in case of a fall and a motorcycle helmet to keep the salt out of her eyes. If she didn't pedal hard enough to stay in the racecar's slipstream, she risked being catapulted backward by the wind.

    The best part? Mueller-Korenek came out of retirement to set both her records. She was a 15-time national champion bike racer as a teenager, but stopped cycling as an adult to run her family business and raise three children.

    One of Mueller-Korenek son's met her at the finish line to capture the record-setting celebration on video.

    "I think we broke the limit of what we were supposed to do," said Mueller-Korenek in the video, adding that her throat was covered in salt. "I'm still actually on cloud nine...we skipped the entire 170s."

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    She has bigger balls than I do.
     

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    She was drafting, but even so, not gonna try it.
     
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    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    Here's the bike she rode - not highly technical, but dual sprockets made it necessary to be towed to near 100mph before the pedals actually turned fast enough to ride.


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    I don't understand the physics behind it.

    But I say, not guilty. Not bad for 45
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    I really like the driver. She looks....competent.

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    Brake check!
     
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    Did not know bike tires could be speed rated so high!!!
    I would bring her home to moma and share!!!
     
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    That's one fast hooker.

    Hooker, cause she was peddlin' *&^%&!:outtahere:
     
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    She’s got bigger nads than me.

    I did ride my bike down Fremont Pass (heading back to Copper Mtn) at 67 MPH one time. Took my place in traffic by putting the bike in the right wheel rut. I thought that I was flying. Talk about a natural buzz.

    I can’t do that anymore. I had a crash on a descent going 40, the frame developed a death wobble, and have lost my nerves because of that crash.


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    She was listening to Queen.
     
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    You had me on.........the race car driver "broke wind for her".
     
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    I love Boneville. Congratulations to her achievement and a safe ride.

    The last couple of weeks the Salt has been packed. If you want to see speed in every conceivable type of vehicle, this is the place.
     
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    Glad you caught that!
     
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    She’s got a sweet bike!

    Those wheels are built like motorcycle wheels.

    She’s got me beat, my top speed on my bike was 47 mph.
     
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    KWalrad No Wire Hangers!

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    That's nothing. I once pedaled to 711.

    Got myself a Slurpie and a Slim Jim for my efforts.

    Didn't even break a sweat.
     
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    Can you imagine the centrifugal force on those tires and wheels.
     
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    I like the Salt. But she still out ran my best time.
     
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    You needed a draft vehicle to cut thru the wind for you
     
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