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When I was a kid, I was a bit of scaredy cat, so whenever I started going pretty fast on my bike I would envision how nasty a fall would be and inevitably slow down. And that was on a regular bicycle, not a bullet-shaped “speedbike” like the one who just broke a record by reaching 85.71 miles per hour.

Over at Battle Mountain, Nevada, they’re holding the World Human Powered Speed Challenge and a team from AeroVelo just broke the previous record of 83.13 miles per hour and set the world record for fastest human-powered vehicle. The event is still going, so there’s still time for a challenger to step up and break AeroVelo’s record, but it’s going to be a challenge.

AeroVelo’s “bike” (which really needs a cool name) is completely enclosed and requires the rider to lie back to an almost completely horizontal position while holding on to handlebars positioned above. It’s powered by pedaling, just like a normal bicycle, just one that goes blazingly fast.

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