Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Bike stamp for today #4
This is a stamp from 1963, printed for the 80th anniversary of the Belgian cycling league. It has a surcharge, raising funds for the Belgian cycling team to race in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It shows an interesting track cycling sport (motor paced race, steherrennen, stayer).
Some handlebars on the motorcycles... and the gearing on those bikes. The roller on the back of the motorcycle prevents a crash, in case of contact. (sorry no sound)
Steherrennen auf der Radrennbahn in Bielefeld. By esgibtsie.
Steher crash. By bahnfahrer.
Upgraded motor pacing: 110mph=177kmh
Cycling Speed Record. By crankfilms.
And faster: 152mph=245kmh
And even faster: 167mph=269kmh
Check out the gearing on Rompelbergs bike, 114.2ft=34.8m on one turn of the crank. That equals some 436 gear inches (36 gear feet). My fixie has a puny 75 inches.
It would take the 50ft woman to ride a bigwheeler that size.
See London FGSS for the 50 fixed women.