28 Apr '11, 11am

The great human-powered race: How does 82 mph grab you?

Feet are human-powered vehicles, I guess, but what we’re talking about here is mostly recumbent bicycles, enclosed with lightweight “fairings” to make them more aerodynamic. In one of those, the great Canadian racer Sam Whittingham set a world record of, get this, 82.8 mph, at an annual hairy-chest event called the World Human-Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Mont. Here’s what that record run looked like on video. Note the absence of cheering crowds:

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