Bicycle Diaries: Just how fast is fast?

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20.3.09

Just how fast is fast?

at least bikes
are in the top five



On 16 September 1929 Time Magazine opined on the fastest means for traversing a mile. If you remove the seaplane, fastest, and the motorboat, 4th fastest, as being impractical for your daily commute, a bike moves up to 3rd fastest.

Atcherly, 1929
Seaplane 0:10.83

Segrave, 1929
Automobile 0:15.56

Davis, 1922
Motorcycle 0:32.53

Miss America VII,
1928 Motorboat 0:38.07

Bedell, 1917
Bicycle 1:04.02

Roamer, 1918
Horse 1:34.08

Jaffe, 1928
Skating 2:30.06

Nurmi, 1923
Running 4:10.04

Goulding, 1910
Walking 6:25.08

Borg, 1925
Swimming 12:43.03

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