Mike Boyd accepted a challenge from Smarter Every Day‘s Destin Sandlin to learn to ride the “Backwards Brain Bike” 50 meters. The bike is welded with a special gear to reverse its steering. It took Sandlin eight months to accomplish that goal, but Boyd has a penchant for quickly picking up new skills and managed it in just one hour and 29 minutes.
To further one-up Sandlin, Boyd went on to further master the reverse bicycle until he could ride it as he would a regular bike, and unlike Sandlin he had no trouble switching back to a regular bicycle.
Anyone interested in trying to beat Boyd’s time can order the bike from the Smarter Every Day store.