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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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Md Khanvi (11 days ago)
you cyckle nem bro
Hereiam7575 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
*I cAlL HaCkS*
V12ish (1 month ago)
I thought it was a clickbait. Guess what. It is a clickbait
Jagdhish Dhiman (2 months ago)
Cheating
mrbrunse (2 months ago)
she´s definitely also the fastest milf on the planet!
Jared Mayo (2 months ago)
The front is like a downhill mountain bike
COW_KING22 (2 months ago)
to get the DeLorean up to 88 in part 3 just use a bike
RealLove (2 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 (2 months ago)
How you stop after going that fast? Can you show us?
InconvenientlyPlacedTroll (2 months ago)
Man...can you imagine snapping a chain at that speed?
Freedom Child (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago)
What an awesome accomplishment‼️ My new idol 👍🏼 xx
init3 (2 months ago)
*no*
Mikhail Matximbarrena (2 months ago)
Don't make us laugh wamen
Eugénio Montês (2 months ago)
3:08
stickloaf (2 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 (2 months ago)
Do it! No balls!
ping (2 months ago)
She did it! She got 183 mph.
Jesud Garcia Jt (2 months ago)
Wish you make it lady. Nice video, thank you.
No Reason (2 months ago)
She finna die
Čhãrłîę B (2 months ago)
Impressive
Vinnie J (2 months ago)
What is the point of this?!
PlanetTerra (2 months ago)
She recently just broke the record at 183.9. Very impressive, Denise Mueller-Korenek That's pretty pretty fast!.
TheEpiCool (2 months ago)
183 babyyyyy
I Don't Know (2 months ago)
Americans just cheated
#Y0u0nlyLif30nc3 #Yolo (2 months ago)
I am moving with thousands of kmh right now...with only the help of our galaxy.
Alex Grubbs (2 months ago)
She became the first woman!
I want to kermit suacide (2 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 (2 months ago)
That's cheating
nullsig (2 months ago)
dat aint no woman yo...........................................
Vikas Kumar (2 months ago)
She is stupidest woman.
Tyler Bredow (2 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 (2 months ago)
Most fascinating impression in this video is the 300SL Gullwing at 03:25
Arno Motulsky (2 months ago)
Why on a salt flat?
Ted (2 months ago)
A guy could do 200
CapAnson12345 (2 months ago)
Towed with draft = cheating.
10k no video challenge (2 months ago)
bUT sHes ChEtIng
Gaming Police (2 months ago)
That is insane.
Josh Sandoval (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Cring
Spider-man the Hero (2 months ago)
its bull crap My 93 year old grandma can Ride a Bike at 496 MPH on her own power
Peaky Blinders (2 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 (2 months ago)
Fastest person on two wheels? Ummm motorcycle?
Laura Sanchez (2 months ago)
I may be an idiot for asking this, but why on salt? Won't that slow you down??
Laura Sanchez (2 months ago)
Oooh okay that kinda makes sense
Matthew White (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago)
How is this a record?
TheGnipahellir (2 months ago)
Няшная
Lorenz Reyes (2 months ago)
Where's Peter?
aaron71 (2 months ago)
insane
Matt Chadwick (2 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 (2 months ago)
What kind of bicycle is that?
posternaut (2 months ago)
Stupid
19 Suarez!! EL Mejor!!! (2 months ago)
NASCAR needs to remove those restrictor plates now
Plague Doctor • 5 years ago (2 months ago)
I can stand going faster... I can just stand in the 747 center when it's flying...
Luke Burton (2 months ago)
so stupid,if your in the draft of the vehicle u will litteraly get pulled along by the draft
Jingy Junga (2 months ago)
I broke the sound barrier in my chair
Kzpy LJ (2 months ago)
I guess she wants to die
mushroomhill (2 months ago)
What ever
Der Unbekannte (2 months ago)
Completely cheating Only counts and fair if you can start by pushing yourself with muscle power
Joker 911 (2 months ago)
Its called slip stream
Finn Kennedy (2 months ago)
[Hits pebble]
Kamil Kuzmicki (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 months ago)
Well what happened?
CrystalCritter (2 months ago)
If you think this idea is stupid just remember a man came up with it.
Steve K (2 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 (2 months ago)
really hope she made it through.. good luck!
Joseph Dodd (2 months ago)
I am fastervthan u challenge me
Shada (2 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 (2 months ago)
Imagine wiping out
henry R. (2 months ago)
I know! 3 redbulls & 9hits of crack cocaine oh yea its possible..lol
MrDeano881 (2 months ago)
How does this count as a record. It’s just cheating.
P 4 (2 months ago)
Dude I can reached 10km/h
AlexanderDG (2 months ago)
Why is it a big thing that she is a girl we are equal
2 Stroke Smoke (2 months ago)
Sorry but drafting is cheating. It doesnt matter that you are a woman.
MVP JEFF (2 months ago)
Or you can buy a kAwAskI h2R
Mike L (2 months ago)
just kinda feels like cheating by being towed upto a certain speed
Nicholas Bohmer (2 months ago)
Getting pulled up to speed and super drafting on specially made bike, kind of make this record boring and pointless.
Xxtheif2010xX (2 months ago)
Waste of time.
MrSnowrocks (2 months ago)
Theres no skill involved, you literally are being towed by the car.
MotoLegz -Crusin Cyclez (2 months ago)
Challenge accepted lol
Derwin Bell (2 months ago)
Congrats!!!! She made 183.9mph putting out over 700 Watts for a minute. Bravo! Well done!!!
Stanley Wilcox (2 months ago)
I thought she was just gonna ride down a massive hill
Hunter Tripp (2 months ago)
When the person says fastest person on 2 wheels, he is wrong some motor bycicals go up to 200
landsolo (2 months ago)
So she's willing to let a car pull her faster than the guy with the record. That's real neat.
Neo Friendly (2 months ago)
Kys
Dylan Whitten (2 months ago)
2:28 u mean on a bycicle
Anonymous Anonymous (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
I ride 30kmph once
Just Noam (2 months ago)
i can do faster without cheating when my mother tries to catch me cause of my homework 😑
michele vitarelli (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
How bout no
Chris Guyton (2 months ago)
Cooool
Memer_Rick (2 months ago)
this ho can beat my honda wtf, needs nerf
mrnice88x (2 months ago)
drafting... lol i would smash that record
KEEVVY (2 months ago)
What’s her age she looks so young & refreshed, it’s true that speed keeps you young
Freezay 420 (2 months ago)
Not fastest on 2 wheels, motorcycles are a thing