Attempting a new world speed record

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s-t-land-speed-vehicle.jpgA group of students from the university where I’m employed (to do flackery, no less) is in a remote and desolate portion of Nevada attempting to break the collegiate human land-speed record. On our Experience This! blog, we’re using video, photos and text to report on the adventures of Jerrod Bouchard and his crew as they attempt to set the new world record.

Bouchard is pedaling a specially designed recumbent bicycle — which looks nothing like any bicycle you’ve ever seen — to speeds (so far) as high as 59 mph. (The record is 61.5 mph.) We’ve got a blogger, a photographer and a videographer on the scene to capture the event. Note the prominent display of the “Missouri S&T” word mark on the team’s vehicle and uniforms.

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

3 thoughts on “Attempting a new world speed record”

  1. Not sure our guys are going to be able to break the record. The weather has turned cold and blustery — not conducive to riding a bullet-bike 60 mph — and today (Saturday) is the last chance.

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