Monday, October 1, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Crazy Austrian Hurtles Down Hill at More Than 130 Miles Per Hour on Bicycle

So after two very entertaining but obviously irrelevant posts about ranting we think it is time we post about something more important... like the world speed record for a mountain bike...

33 year old Austrian Markus Stoeckl has smashed the World Speed Record for series mountain bikes. Stoeckl, nicknamed "Hercules" because of his 6'4", 220 lbs. frame, broke the 8 year old record by 14 mph on a 2000 meter, 45 degree run in the Chilean Alps. Because of the extreme cold, Hercules had to hold his breath for the 40 second duration so his helmet didn't fog up.

Read more/VIDEO here...

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