(probably already on this forum somewhere, but new to me!)
A slightly different angle to this record attempt:
There was a reason Ornee attempted this new record, of course, not simply because he wanted to get dizzy around a speedway track. In fact, it was after an incident that many of us cyclists are faced with at least once in our riding careers.
'Last May I was hit by an SUV while cycling. It was a near-death experience that has changed my life. After post-crash surgery, I recovered while riding indoors to rebuild fitness, but I was hesitant to get back on the road,' explained Ornee.
'Honestly, I was scared. Cars and bikes clash too often. We’re supposed to share the roads, but several issues including poor infrastructure, driver education, distracted driving and road rage – because that cyclist forced me to slow down for five seconds – regularly place cyclists in danger.
'Fast moving bikes belong on the road. Heck, we can go over 42mph for 100 miles! Going over 10mph isn’t safe on a shared sidewalk or bike path with walkers, dogs, families and driveways.
'Cars and bikes can and should co-exist! They shouldn’t be enemies, they should be friends! Frustrated and scared for my life, I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if a car and bike teamed up for a change and did something spectacular?'