Balancing Under the Bicycle

On Friday, February 2nd I will attempt my first International Guinness World Record.

In Hsinchu, Taiwan I will attempt to break the record for “Farthest distance trekked balancing a bike on chin”.

It will be at the Pei Ying Junior High School that focuses on STE(A)M education and will include an address by the Hsinchu City Mayor. There will then be the talk addressed “MIT smart student at Pei-Ying”. I’ve never given a speech with a live translation but I’m looking forward to it.

There are an estimated 1 billion bicycles in the world and an estimated 10 people who ride them the way I do – above the head with the seat on the chin. The current record is just over 20 meters.

While I have put over 11,000 miles on my road bike in the nearly 8 years I’ve commuted to work at Cradlepoint, these 20 meters will be more exciting than most of those miles.

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