>> Friday, February 11, 2005
A guy in India is confident he'll break the world's distance record for riding a motorcycle without holding on to the handle bars. His name is Gautam Meena, and he's a police constable in Jaipur city, in northwest India.
He said: "From Jaipur to Delhi is about 250 kilometres. I have covered this route many times. I have complete mastery over my bike, and can ride non-stop without touching the handle bars."250 kilometers is about 155 miles. The present world's record is 5.5 kilometers, about 3.4 miles.
He says he spends about 8 to 10 hours a day practicing riding his motorcycle standing up, not sitting down. And this guy is a policeman!
I think it would be cool to see motorcycle cops in the USA cruising the freeways while standing up on their bikes!