While I respect Rocket Bike dude Francois Gissy, Jose is the man. 127mph on a bike paced by a 300SL in 1962. He had the following letter in his pocket. Just in case:


In case of fatal accident, I beg of the spectators not to feel sorry for me. I am a poor man, an orphan since the age of eleven, and I have suffered much. Death holds no terror for me. This record attempt is my way of expressing myself. If the doctors can do no more for me, please bury me by the side of the road where I have fallen.