For those of you who are a little behind, I am going to attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records record for riding a bike without touching the bars...
Check out the letter below; it is becoming a reality......
Can I do it? Will I go down in the record books forever, or until some wacko decides to take on my record? There are many unanswered questions the first of which will be to determine what the current record is. From What I can find the record holder for riding a bike with no hands stands at a whopping 100 miles. If this is the case, in my opinion, this is TOTALLY obtainable. I have started to train a little while still waiting to hear back from the officials in Europe. Take a look at https://twitter.com/#!/WithNoHandlebar to get your updates while I try to make this a reality. If I can make this happen, this will be one step closer to completing my mostly unaccomplished bucket list; marking this one off as completing a WORLD RECORD.
I am still looking for a venue in which to attempt this record, but I have a few in mind. The track at UNCC, the outer "tailgating loop" at Lowes Motor Speedway, or some local high skool with some good facilities. If you have connections with any of the above, give me a shout. Lets make history!
CLAIM ID: 350176
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