Insane New Mountain Bike World Speed Record

French mountain biker Eric Barone sets new world record speed

Last Friday, 56-year-old professional mountain biker Eric Barone set a new world record for the fastest speed ever recorded on a mountain bike at a terror inducing 141.498 miles per hour while traveling down a  mountain in the French Alps, breaking his own previous record of 138.75 mph.

Bike Radar reports that Barone, who was once a stuntman for Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme, experienced shaking and stability issues during his run, not unexpected when riding a mountain bike down a snowy ski run at nearly 150 miles per hour. In a 2002 world record speed attempt Barone crashed and suffered two torn shoulders, six broken ribs, and a broken femur.

His most recent record setting run went much smoother. As quoted (translated from French) from his Facebook Page “A little more than 48 hours after my record, I wanted to thank you all. Thank you to my family and my friends who have always supported me in my various projects.”

We’re willing to bet he’s itching to get to that 150 mark and will be making another world record setting run soon.

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