Re: 40 MPH Club
the bike would also have to be pedaled or pushed up to 30mph or so if geared this high before it could accelerate on it's own.
I'm thinking small jato bottle here..
Couldn't you use the bikes gears and derailleur to pull from a stop, then shift on up?
Make a lightweight, lay-down frame, little 16" wheels, lot of rake and trail for stability, clip on bars and a custom full fairing that covers everythang.
Out on the salt you don't need shocks or springs, a big gas tank or any brakes at all. Just two wheels, and a plastic bubble over everything.
No pedals. I bet it could hit 80.