54-year-old Frenchman accelerates the bike to 223 km / h, setting a speed record
Eric the Red Baron beat his own achievement on a snowy slope.
54-year-old Frenchman Eric Baron, nicknamed the Red Baron, accelerated his bicycle to 223.3 km / h, beating his previous achievement by 1 km / h, which lasted 15 years. Between these records, the Baron managed to work as a stuntman in the cinema – for example, Taxi-2, Lucy – and made several attempts to break speed records on the ground and on the snow.
In 2002, he almost died after falling due to a crack in the frame at a speed of 170 km / h. Fractures of the collarbones, arms, six broken ribs and the most unpleasant thing – the fear that settled in his head. Only 10 years later, the rider was able to get back on the bike to set a record – and accelerated to 201 km / h. No factory Scott Gambler has driven that fast before. After that, the fighting spirit returned to Eric, and he took up his favorite pastime – breaking speed records.
Finally, in 2015 Eric Baron was ready for a new record. Front wheel – 29 inches, rear – 27.5 inches, extended wheelbase, unique suspension from SR Suntour, Mavic engineered rims and redesigned Hope brakes – this is not a bike you can buy in a bike shop. After 8 months of work on the bike, there is not a single standard part left. All elements have been redesigned to withstand extreme loads. It’s all for speed.
Source: Red bull