How This Woman Plans to Ride a Bike 170 Miles Per Hour | WIRED

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  • Published on:  9/13/2018
  • Denise Mueller-Korenek set the women's paced bicycle speed record in 2016, pedaling to 147 miles per hour. Now she's ready to attempt to break the overall record of 167 miles per hour and take the title of fastest cyclist ever.UPDATE! On Sept. 16, 2018 Denise Mueller-Korenek set a new record – 183.932 mph!Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.How This Woman Plans to Ride a Bike 170 Miles Per Hour | WIRED
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  • lordhefman
    lordhefman 11 months ago+2113

    I think drafting behind another vehicle is cheating.

  • Brandon Aviation
    Brandon Aviation 11 months ago+833

    If she hits a pebble it's game over...

  • FritsM
    FritsM 11 months ago+768

    170 mph = 273.5 kmh

  • Nabre Labre
    Nabre Labre 11 months ago+730

    I broke the sound barrier in my honda by following the thrust ssc

  • VampCaff
    VampCaff 11 months ago+310

    Worst break check situation ever!

  • Jake Aivilo
    Jake Aivilo 11 months ago+457

    Thats how
    drafting or slipstreaming works

  • Shi N
    Shi N 11 months ago+128

    This is so unfair. This game definitely turned into a pay to win.
    The moustachio guy behind the train f2p has no chance at all with that regular bike

  • WIRED
    WIRED  11 months ago+87

    UPDATE! On Sept. 16, 2018 Denise Mueller-Korenek set a new record – 183.932 mph!

  • Alan Hale
    Alan Hale 11 months ago+360

    I wonder what the unassisted record is...like just muscle power? This is totally cool tho

  • J. Teunissen
    J. Teunissen 11 months ago+254

    Once you beat the Dutch, the Dutch will beat you again, dont forget we grow up on bikes, theres more bikes than people in the Netherlands..

  • 10,000,000 Subscribers With No Videos Challenge

    couldn't she just be pulled by the car till 170 mph? lol

  • jay w
    jay w 11 months ago+13

    BFD, I can go faster on an airplane, and they give free peanuts.

  • Pirate Aleks
    Pirate Aleks 11 months ago+20

    I feel tired just walking a couple miles to the store

  • Casey Mills
    Casey Mills 11 months ago+216

    I love bikes, going fast, adrenaline, etc. But I have to admit, this record seems really pointless. This is an engineering accomplishment, not necessarily a physical accomplishment. Short of performance enhancing drugs and hidden motors, cycling is about physical accomplishment.
    She could build a giant treadmill and essentially nothing would be different. Except it would be much safer, is the perception of danger what makes this exciting?

  • Zack
    Zack 11 months ago+3

    I flew 1500 MPH in my F-16

  • Lawrence Hamm
    Lawrence Hamm 11 months ago+60

    I owned a Honda hybrid car that averaged 40-45 miles per gallon on the highway. On a few occasions, I tried drafting behind an 18-wheeler, and actually averaged over 55 miles per gallon, until I pissed off one driver, and he slowed down to 10 miles per hour on a 70 mph speed limit interstate highway. That ended my drafting behind trucks.

  • Mista _Wo
    Mista _Wo 11 months ago+1

    Hold my beer and get me the bugatti chiron to draft behind..I'll put 250mph down

  • _Bob McCoy
    _Bob McCoy 11 months ago+14

    Leg day be like

  • boltoms
    boltoms 11 months ago+3

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

  • Steve K
    Steve K 11 months ago+3

    She broke the record. Congratulations! Mainstream media reported:
    "The fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground is named Denise Mueller-Korenek, who rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per hour – shattering a world record that had stood since 1995.
    Mueller-Korenek, 45, set the new record for fastest speed riding in a slipstream, teaming up with Shea Holbrook, a professional race car driver who piloted a dragster that led the cyclist across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah."