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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 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 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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The Boi Mk (16 days ago)
Im fairly certain ive hit 30 or so on a bike which even though it doesn't seem fast is an amazing experience. I got a video on m channel showcasing this. It was down a mountain though
gerrem akarsh (18 days ago)
It's mostly in the cycle!
randy 24/7 (18 days ago)
No way near as fast, but not towed i found this more impressive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hos4UeTkoJs
Stevens Birds (23 days ago)
Good Luck
Joachim Macdonald (25 days ago)
Wait - it only has 1 brake At 170 mph Oookkkk
villen (1 month ago)
This feels like more of an experiment in aerodynamics and how drafting works vs. a record attempt lol Especially when you could take any average cyclist and throw them on the bike and tell them what to do.
Arpan saha (1 month ago)
such a strong woman
lifeisawar zone (1 month ago)
i know how to fly the secret is that its all in your head
Lilak Monoke (1 month ago)
how about attaching a reverse turbine to the back of the car, then the suction would drag the bike along and she would not have to move her legs at all and be the "fastest" anyways. im calling bs on this as it has nothing to do with cycling!
L Kovacs (1 month ago)
This woman that claims to cycle 167 mph or what ever on a bicycle is a cheat and a fake, her cycling technique behind a car with suction chamber is cheating, for any true land speed record is done in the open air that the body would have to cope with wind drag and resistance. Her legs confirms facts that to maintain such speed, she would need massive led muscles, even with the modified drive train of the bike her legs do not peddle fast enough to state the speed she claims. why wasn't a camera live recording the odometer as to the speed they are claiming so that viewers can also see the true speed she is going.
jesus molina (1 month ago)
💉💉💉💉 for sure
Md Khanvi (2 months ago)
you cyckle nem bro
Hereiam7575 (3 months ago)
unfortunately most of her fame here is based on her support/equipment, not really her skill or physical superiority. Any pro cyclist would beat her given same support.
J Smith (3 months ago)
She holds the record. Until an mildly trained male gets on the same bike and does it. Sorry, that's genetics (despite what libs want to say about gender equality).
Louis Cortez (4 months ago)
*I cAlL HaCkS*
V12ish (4 months ago)
I thought it was a clickbait. Guess what. It is a clickbait
Jagdhish Dhiman (4 months ago)
mrbrunse (4 months ago)
she´s definitely also the fastest milf on the planet!
Jared Mayo (4 months ago)
The front is like a downhill mountain bike
RealLove (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
How you stop after going that fast? Can you show us?
InconvenientlyPlacedTroll (4 months ago)
Man...can you imagine snapping a chain at that speed?
Yeliab (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
What an awesome accomplishment‼️ My new idol 👍🏼 xx
init3 (4 months ago)
Mikhail Matximbarrena (4 months ago)
Don't make us laugh wamen
Eugénio Montês (4 months ago)
stickloaf (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Do it! No balls!
ping (4 months ago)
She did it! She got 183 mph.
Jesud Garcia Jt (4 months ago)
Wish you make it lady. Nice video, thank you.
No Reason (4 months ago)
She finna die
Čhãrłîę B (5 months ago)
Vinnie J (5 months ago)
What is the point of this?!
Advanced Infinite Wisdom (5 months ago)
She recently just broke the record at 183.9. Very impressive, Denise Mueller-Korenek That's pretty pretty fast!.
TheEpiCool (5 months ago)
183 babyyyyy
Mr Corndog (5 months ago)
Americans just cheated
#Y0u0nlyLif30nc3 #Yolo (5 months ago)
I am moving with thousands of kmh right now...with only the help of our galaxy.
Alex Grubbs (5 months ago)
She became the first woman!
I want to kermit suacide (5 months 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
I want to kermit suacide (5 months ago)
That's cheating
nullsig (5 months ago)
dat aint no woman yo...........................................
Vikas Kumar (5 months ago)
She is stupidest woman.
Tyler Bredow (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Most fascinating impression in this video is the 300SL Gullwing at 03:25
Arno Motulsky (5 months ago)
Why on a salt flat?
Ted (5 months ago)
A guy could do 200
CapAnson12345 (5 months ago)
Towed with draft = cheating.
Don't sub to Me (5 months ago)
bUT sHes ChEtIng
Gaming Police (5 months ago)
That is insane.
Josh Sandoval (5 months ago)
Yeah I also think that's not correct. I don't think that even consider cheating i things that's b*******
fortinte best player (5 months ago)
Spider-man the Hero (5 months ago)
its bull crap My 93 year old grandma can Ride a Bike at 496 MPH on her own power
Peaky Blinders (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Fastest person on two wheels? Ummm motorcycle?
Laura Sanchez (5 months ago)
I may be an idiot for asking this, but why on salt? Won't that slow you down??
Laura Sanchez (4 months ago)
Oooh okay that kinda makes sense
Matthew White (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
How is this a record?
TheGnipahellir (5 months ago)
Renz ML (5 months ago)
Where's Peter?
aaron71 (5 months ago)
Matt Chadwick (5 months 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
Aephesilon (5 months ago)
What kind of bicycle is that?
posternaut (5 months ago)
41 Suarez!! EL Mejor!!! (5 months ago)
NASCAR needs to remove those restrictor plates now
Plague Doctor • 5 years ago (5 months ago)
I can stand going faster... I can just stand in the 747 center when it's flying...
Luke Burton (5 months ago)
so stupid,if your in the draft of the vehicle u will litteraly get pulled along by the draft
Jingy Junga (5 months ago)
I broke the sound barrier in my chair
Kzpy LJ (5 months ago)
I guess she wants to die
mushroomhill (5 months ago)
What ever
Der Unbekannte (5 months ago)
Completely cheating Only counts and fair if you can start by pushing yourself with muscle power
Joker 911 (5 months ago)
Its called slip stream
Finn Kennedy (5 months ago)
[Hits pebble]
Kamil Kuzmicki (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Well what happened?
CrystalCritter (5 months ago)
If you think this idea is stupid just remember a man came up with it.
Steve K (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
really hope she made it through.. good luck!
Joseph Dodd (5 months ago)
I am fastervthan u challenge me
Shada (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Imagine wiping out
henry R. (5 months ago)
I know! 3 redbulls & 9hits of crack cocaine oh yea its possible..lol
D (5 months ago)
How does this count as a record. It’s just cheating.
P 4 (5 months ago)
Dude I can reached 10km/h
AlexanderDG (5 months ago)
Why is it a big thing that she is a girl we are equal
2 Stroke Smoke (5 months ago)
Sorry but drafting is cheating. It doesnt matter that you are a woman.
MVP JEFF (5 months ago)
Or you can buy a kAwAskI h2R
Mike L (5 months ago)
just kinda feels like cheating by being towed upto a certain speed
Nicholas Bohmer (5 months ago)
Getting pulled up to speed and super drafting on specially made bike, kind of make this record boring and pointless.
Xxtheif2010xX (5 months ago)
Waste of time.
MrSnowrocks (5 months ago)
Theres no skill involved, you literally are being towed by the car.
MotoLegz -Crusin Cyclez (5 months ago)
Challenge accepted lol
Derwin Bell (5 months ago)
Congrats!!!! She made 183.9mph putting out over 700 Watts for a minute. Bravo! Well done!!!
Stanley Wilcox (5 months ago)
I thought she was just gonna ride down a massive hill
Hunter Tripp (5 months ago)
When the person says fastest person on 2 wheels, he is wrong some motor bycicals go up to 200
landsolo (5 months ago)
So she's willing to let a car pull her faster than the guy with the record. That's real neat.
Ninja Jessie (5 months ago)
Dylan Whitten (5 months ago)
2:28 u mean on a bycicle