yyzmcleod sends news that AeroVelo, a Canadian team of engineers and students, has built a bike that successfully broke the human-powered land speed record. (This is the same group that built a human-powered helicopter in 2013.) The team’s Eta recumbent speed bike managed a speed of 85.7mph (137.9km/h). The previous record was 83.1 mph.
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