Many might consider a bike, come on , has pedals and two wheels, but its quirky design and work ingeniaría, places it in a special category of human - powered vehicles, which as its name suggests, are powered only by energy generated by a human being.
Of course a bike can be considered a human-powered vehicle, but what is the maximum speed that we have reached aboard a bike ?, according to some data, 48 kilometersmiles per hour (77 km / h). Well, to put it in perspective, this vehicle has reached a speed of "only" 137.94 kilometers per hour, making it the vehicle driven by a human fastest on the planet.
Eta speedbike of AeroVelo
Perhaps you know the name of AeroVelo as they are responsible for several developments driven by human power, like his ornithopter Snowbird, which broke a record that had been there 33 years to get 19 seconds of sustained flight without an engine.
This time they have achieved a new feat, since last Thursday for the 16th edition of the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada in the United States, have managed to break the previous record land speed, achieved in 2013 which was of 133.78 kilometers per hour.
This Speedbike obtained a speed of 137.94 kilometers per hour on a track of 200 meters. Of course we have a true work of engineering as it is about combining weight, aerodynamics and endurance in one place. It is made of materials that make it lighter, but also dangerous, because if you do not have enough control, could go sideways and accident. Inside the cabin, it is the driver who drives the vehicle through pedals under an almost horizontal position.
But this is not over yet \, still have Saturday and Sunday of the World Human Powered Speed Challenge, so I could get a new team to break the current record.