Michigan rider Phil Comar, known as the No Hands Man, has unfortunately fallen short of his attempt to break his own world record by riding 600 miles (965km) without touching the handlebars.
“I had an unfortunate stop due to a traffic slow down because of some road construction,” he told us after his valiant attempt on Sunday.
Phil had ridden 474 miles (762km) by that point.
However, he still holds four world records: 314 miles (505km) in 2010, 327 miles (526km) in 2011, 534 miles (859km) in 2015 and 588 miles (946km) set last year. His current record was cut short by rain.
His record-breaking is all in the interests of raising awareness and funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research after experiencing his father’s deterioration and death from the disease in 2008. Click here to donate.
“My father and I used to talk about long-distance, no-hand riding, before he passed,” he says.
“I have made it my personal mission, with my talent for riding, to do what I can to aid in finding a cure for this disease.
“Not counting this year we have raised over $26,000. This year’s funds are just starting to be collected from the different sources with an expected additional $4000-$5000.”