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Oh, this looks perfectly safe ... if you're a mad inventor like Colin Furze. The 32-year-old British man had converted his friend's mom's bike into a jet-powered bicycle that can go as fast as 50 mph!
Furze has lovingly named his deathtrap of a bicycle Norah, and said:
As you can see from the pics the gas bottle has moved around a bit and this was to help weight distribution to make it more stable but didn't make alot of diffrence really. At speeds up to 35mph its ok rather plesant from 35-45mph it goes where it likes and is quite hard to control and at 50mph you have been lucky to stay on during the 45mph shake and just wait for the tryes to blow ... If when i get the chance to take on smoth surface (as up to now there is only one runway that willlet it on dew to the noise) a higher speed maybe possible as jet is still pushing a bit but bumps and dips in runway send things bad.
Oh, and if the name Colin Furze sounds familiar, that's because this isn't the first time he's done this sorts of thing. A few years ago, we covered Furze's souped-up mobility scooter and stroller.