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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 ABOUT WIRED WIRED 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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Louis Cortez (5 days ago)
*I cAlL HaCkS*
V12ish (7 days ago)
I thought it was a clickbait. Guess what. It is a clickbait
Jagdhish Dhiman (11 days ago)
mrbrunse (11 days ago)
she´s definitely also the fastest milf on the planet!
Jared Mayo (12 days ago)
The front is like a downhill mountain bike
COW_KING22 (14 days ago)
to get the DeLorean up to 88 in part 3 just use a bike
RealLove (22 days ago)
there is no WAYYY this girl want 170 mph if she want that fast she be in air there is no bicycle can reach 170 mph only motercele can go that fast
Gregory Schift (24 days ago)
How you stop after going that fast? Can you show us?
InconvenientlyPlacedTroll (24 days ago)
Man...can you imagine snapping a chain at that speed?
Freedom Child (25 days ago)
How does this count? I mean honestly how is this a record that means anything if the air draft is pulling the rider forward.
docgspot (26 days ago)
like many other people here. i just think everyone who has done this is cheating really. without drag and being pushed your not really doing it all yourself.
Chaqille Nikita (26 days ago)
What an awesome accomplishment‼️ My new idol 👍🏼 xx
init3 (27 days ago)
Mikhail Matximbarrena (27 days ago)
Don't make us laugh wamen
Eugénio Montês (28 days ago)
stickloaf (28 days ago)
i have an idea for a new record... i just need a 747 and a pigeon, make that several pigeons in case we have a problem
Anonymous Child (28 days ago)
Do it! No balls!
Daniela Khalimov (28 days ago)
She did it! She got 183 mph.
Jesud Garcia Jt (29 days ago)
Wish you make it lady. Nice video, thank you.
No Reason (29 days ago)
She finna die
Čhãrłîę B (1 month ago)
Vinnie J (1 month ago)
What is the point of this?!
PlanetTerra (1 month ago)
She recently just broke the record at 183.9. Very impressive, Denise Mueller-Korenek That's pretty pretty fast!.
TheEpiCool (1 month ago)
183 babyyyyy
I Don't Know (1 month ago)
Americans just cheated
#Y0u0nlyLif30nc3 #Yolo (1 month ago)
I am moving with thousands of kmh right now...with only the help of our galaxy.
Alex Grubbs (1 month ago)
She became the first woman!
Callum Bucknell (1 month ago)
The car set the record not the bike She was just holding a car she didn't make that speed with her peddles,I think my friend sunny could easily do that 10x better then her
Callum Bucknell (1 month ago)
That's cheating
nullsig (1 month ago)
dat aint no woman yo...........................................
Vikas Kumar (1 month ago)
She is stupidest woman.
Tyler Bredow (1 month ago)
There were some guys that did this behind a semi, just like they were commuting. Pretty cool phenomenon. Of course it's going to take some creativity to get 1/4-1/3 HP to maintain that kind of speed.
xwind1970 (1 month ago)
Most fascinating impression in this video is the 300SL Gullwing at 03:25
Arno Motulsky (1 month ago)
Why on a salt flat?
Theo Dunsmuir (1 month ago)
A guy could do 200
CapAnson12345 (1 month ago)
Towed with draft = cheating.
10k no video challenge (1 month ago)
bUT sHes ChEtIng
Capt. Tango (1 month ago)
That is insane.
Josh Sandoval (1 month ago)
Yeah I also think that's not correct. I don't think that even consider cheating i things that's b*******
call of duty best player (1 month ago)
Spider-man the Hero (1 month ago)
its bull crap My 93 year old grandma can Ride a Bike at 496 MPH on her own power
Peaky Blinders (1 month ago)
Doesn't matter if she goes that quick.. She didn't generate all the power etc.. So it's a big fat Noooooooo 😎 Silly rules and silly people
Help Me Get 100 Subscribers (1 month ago)
Fastest person on two wheels? Ummm motorcycle?
Laura Sanchez (1 month ago)
I may be an idiot for asking this, but why on salt? Won't that slow you down??
Laura Sanchez (20 days ago)
Oooh okay that kinda makes sense
Matthew White (20 days ago)
Salt flats are very dry, and as a result the salt isn't flaky or going to come off super easily - and she only needs the running gear to last long enough for the run and that's all. I'd have to assume that it's the best option available.
Laura Sanchez (25 days ago)
But doesn't salt make the wheels get stuck a little bit which means you have to paddle much faster? I've tried to ride a bicycle on sand before and even though sand on the beach is a lot deeper I still feel like it would slow them down
Matthew White (25 days ago)
The salt surface isn't the best, but the advantage that it offers is that it is flat and clear of other traffic, with sufficient distance to get up to speed and slow down safely. Most of the land speed records like this are set on salt flats (fastest car, fastest bike, etc)
R5R - Rule 5 Racing (1 month ago)
And she didn't release at 90mph. Tow me to 165... Bet I could go as fast as that car can go..
Ken Man (1 month ago)
How is this a record?
TheGnipahellir (1 month ago)
Lorenz Reyes (1 month ago)
Where's Peter?
aaron71 (1 month ago)
Matt Chadwick (1 month ago)
"the fastest person on two wheels" dodge made a street legal motorcycle with a viper engine [that is a v10 engine] in it that goes 420 mph look it up i am not dumb they made hundreds of them and have currently sold seven
CreeperSpartan 77 (1 month ago)
What kind of bicycle is that?
posternaut (1 month ago)
19 Suarez!! EL Mejor!!! (1 month ago)
NASCAR needs to remove those restrictor plates now
plague doctor • 5 years ago (1 month ago)
I can stand going faster... I can just stand in the 747 center when it's flying...
Luke Burton (1 month ago)
so stupid,if your in the draft of the vehicle u will litteraly get pulled along by the draft
Jingy Junga (1 month ago)
I broke the sound barrier in my chair
Kzpy LJ (1 month ago)
I guess she wants to die
mushroomhill (1 month ago)
What ever
Der Unbekannte (1 month ago)
Completely cheating Only counts and fair if you can start by pushing yourself with muscle power
Joker 911 (1 month ago)
Its called slip stream
Finn Kennedy (1 month ago)
[Hits pebble]
Kamil Kuzmicki (1 month ago)
So what’s up with these butt hurt comments saying “it’s not fair she using a chute”, “she is cheating” etc. JUST get over if you can’t ride your like her then don’t complain, unless you can do it, but first take those training wheels off!
Milkman4279 (1 month ago)
Kamil Kuzmicki - Yes, it is cheating. I'm not butthurt or offended, its cheating. If Usain Bolt won the race at the Olympics by hopping on a motorcycle and riding to the finish line, then quickly hopping off and running across the finish line, is that 'getting a little help' or cheating? If she's going 183 mph on a bike, but being pulled, by a truck or a draft, she's cheating.
Kenny Noble (1 month ago)
Yup. How to cheat on a bicycle by using a motor vehicle as a technically legal pedal assist system. I have a 1HP 25cc Honda engine on the front wheel of a Huffy cruiser. I only go up to around 25MPH. Human beings can only output up to around 90W on a bicycle with only pedaling the bike. What if I break her record? I might put a jet engine on my bike and go. That's cheating too, but fair's fair lol
Surfinair Waves (1 month ago)
Well what happened?
CrystalCritter (1 month ago)
If you think this idea is stupid just remember a man came up with it.
Steve K (1 month ago)
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."
Dion Aldi (1 month ago)
really hope she made it through.. good luck!
Joseph Dodd (1 month ago)
I am fastervthan u challenge me
Shada (1 month ago)
so there is no effort into going that fast? you spin the pedals once, 5lthe wheels spin like 50 times. its probably a stroll down the park for her
Collin Nickels (1 month ago)
Imagine wiping out
henry R. (1 month ago)
I know! 3 redbulls & 9hits of crack cocaine oh yea its possible..lol
MrDeano881 (1 month ago)
How does this count as a record. It’s just cheating.
P 4 (1 month ago)
Dude I can reached 10km/h
AlexanderDG (1 month ago)
Why is it a big thing that she is a girl we are equal
2 Stroke Smoke (1 month ago)
Sorry but drafting is cheating. It doesnt matter that you are a woman.
MVP JEFF (1 month ago)
Or you can buy a kAwAskI h2R
Mike L (1 month ago)
just kinda feels like cheating by being towed upto a certain speed
Nicholas Bohmer (1 month ago)
Getting pulled up to speed and super drafting on specially made bike, kind of make this record boring and pointless.
Xxtheif2010xX (1 month ago)
Waste of time.
MrSnowrocks (1 month ago)
Theres no skill involved, you literally are being towed by the car.
MotoLegz -Crusin Cyclez (1 month ago)
Challenge accepted lol
Derwin Bell (1 month ago)
Congrats!!!! She made 183.9mph putting out over 700 Watts for a minute. Bravo! Well done!!!
Stanley Wilcox (1 month ago)
I thought she was just gonna ride down a massive hill
Hunter Tripp (1 month ago)
When the person says fastest person on 2 wheels, he is wrong some motor bycicals go up to 200
landsolo (1 month ago)
So she's willing to let a car pull her faster than the guy with the record. That's real neat.
Neo Friendly (1 month ago)
Dylan Whitten (1 month ago)
2:28 u mean on a bycicle
Anonymous Anonymous (1 month ago)
What is she went 1000mph by drafting behind a top fuel dragster or the thrust SSC jet car that was designed to break the sound barrier on land.
Ron Beelen (1 month ago)
I ride 30kmph once
Noam Games (1 month ago)
i can do faster without cheating when my mother tries to catch me cause of my homework 😑
michele vitarelli (1 month ago)
The car is not only creating a draft, but it's sucking her towards it. She might as well jump out of a plane and claim that as her speed. Her pedaling isn't propelling her to 170mph.
Chi Wi (1 month ago)
How bout no
Chris Guyton (1 month ago)
Memer_Rick (1 month ago)
this ho can beat my honda wtf, needs nerf
mrnice88x (1 month ago)
drafting... lol i would smash that record
KEEVVY (1 month ago)
What’s her age she looks so young & refreshed, it’s true that speed keeps you young
Freezay 420 (1 month ago)
Not fastest on 2 wheels, motorcycles are a thing
coyote (1 month ago)
4:38 ludacris
WIERD (1 month ago)
alzstar (1 month ago)
I'm seeing a lot of "I've once comments" so I'm gonna say my one *I ONCE LEARNT HOW TO SKID ON MT MOUNTAIN BIKE AT THE AGE OF 6*(PLAY THE ALI A INTRO MUSIC) *BUT I'VE FORGOTTEN NOW*