Gallery: 163 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

 

French cyclist François Gissy just strapped a hydrogen peroxide rocket to the frame of his bike and hit a record-breaking top speed of 163 mph! The epic thrill ride took place at abandoned runway in the northeast of France. Pushing a simple mountain bike to speeds it has never seen before, the Frenchman broke the rocket-powered bike record of 150.74 miles per hour set in 2002.

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