Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built A Jet Engine Bike

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 8, 2012

Dear Richard Brown, aka The Guy Who Built A Jet Engine Bike,

I can tell that you’re ambitious, based on your plans to break the land speed motorbike record. I can tell that you’re audacious, based on your idea to power your bike with a converted helicopter engine. I can tell that you’re brave, based on the fact that said engine’s afterburner reaches 1400 degrees and will propel your bike to a speed of 447 miles per hour. But most importantly, I can tell that you are way more original than the countless hipster guys who ride around my city on fixed gear bikes (although certainly not as environmentally friendly, but we can’t all be perfect, can we?). Bonus: you’ve got a British accent. Care to pop over to my house and take me for a ride? [Reuters]