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Thread: Record Holder attempts to break own's Wheelie Record, set in 2006.

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    Unhappy Record Holder attempts to break own's Wheelie Record, set in 2006.

    Attempt to break Wheelie Record.

    Patrik Furstenhoff, 43, is a bike mechanic from Stockholm with two kids and a nice house. He's also the man behind the infamous 'Ghost Rider' videos, the counter-culture series started by an insane 42-mile ride from Stockholm to Uppsala through heavy traffic which took 14min 55sec - an average of 170mph.

    This weekend he'll be competing in the World Wheelie Competition at Elvington Airfield. In 2006, he performed a record-breaking 215mph wheelie on the Yorkshire runway and this year he's looking to go faster.

    Patrik told MCN: "I'm a little bit scared of Elvington! People think I'm going to set a new record and that it's going to be easy. But it's going to be the biggest fight I've ever had on a bike. Riding there last year I was sick for weeks afterwards - my neck was in pain. Everything hurt. I'm older. I'm weaker."


    Source: Ghost Rider wheelie bid - | Motorcycle News | Bike News | Motorbike Videos | MCN

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    One thing's definitely not understandable- Why do guys with existing world records try making a new one, risking so much at stake? Can't some new guys try their hand?
    The earlier guy who set the land speed record for 2 wheels on a Turbocharged Busa @ 502 kmph, also held the same record, the only difference being that it was at a bit lesser speed, around 470 kmph or so.

    Do numbers matter so much? If you hold a record for 215 mph wheelie, is it that necessary to make it 230 specially if you aren't 100% fit? And the bigger question- is a bigger number on the paper worth the risks involved?

    5 years ago he made a record which still stands, and he wants a bigger number. Would you call him sane? Maybe. Remember, Records can be broken, but a broken life doesn't get made again.

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    Some introduction of the guy:





    This is probably his video of the 2006 wheelie record, but the quality is so low, it might be a spoof too:


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    for some people, it does matter, set the record higher and higher.

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    Big fan of GR. Used to love the vids during his earlier runs on the GIXXER, before he switched to the turbo busa. This guy has mad skills and #$%^ of steel. Hopefully, none of our beloved adrenalin junkies attempt anything remotely similar...

    I dont get why GR bothers to wear riding gear, if he takes a hit at 299kmph, he's meeting the maker for sure
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