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This article was published on June 12, 2013


    Brilliant, crazed Brit straps a jet engine onto a bike and rides it to ludicrous speeds

    Brilliant, crazed Brit straps a jet engine onto a bike and rides it to ludicrous speeds
    Alex Wilhelm
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    You haven’t done anything this crazy, I can all but assure you. For fun, it would appear, and the adulation of YouTube viewers, Colin Furze built a jet bike. Or, it’s a bicycle, with a decidedly homebrew-esque jet propulsion system strapped to the back.

    Strapped might be generous. Perhaps ‘tacked’ would be more apt. It’s just as bonkers as you will expect. But it goes, and damn fast. The contraption can hit 50 miles per hour. The Washington Post calls Furze an inventor, and we agree.

    On his site, Furze has build details. It’s Wednesday, so take the break and watch this guy somehow not break his neck:

    Top Image Credit: Colin Furze / colinfurze.com