Eighty one miles an hours an hour on a bicycle is just plain fast.
Long winters make cyclists do crazy things. Sometime in early January, I decided to take a shot at a world record riding a streamlined human powered vehicle — a recumbent bicycle with a carbon fiber shell.
I’ll be aiming for the flying 200-meter world record, which is currently held by Canadian rider Sam Whittingham with a speed of 81 mph flat. That’s right, 81 mph on a bike, on flat ground.