Although, in Francois Gissy’s case, we’re not sure how much a helmet would help him.
People have attached jet-powered rockets to a lot of things – trucks, cars, or even their backs if it helps them catch a roadrunner. However, doing it to a bicycle is a relatively new concept that we do not advise trying at home … or anywhere for that matter.
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Nevertheless, Gissy was able to pull it off rather successfully at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, setting the record at 207 mph … in under five seconds.
They even decided to give him the chance to drag race a Ferrari F430 Scuderia.