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Cuban's quest: world’s tallest bike

The pockmarked streets of downtown Havana aren't very bike friendly, but that isn't stopping Felix Guirola from trying to ride into the record books.

The 48-year-old Cuban said he's built an 18-foot-high bike - taller than a one-story building - and has asked Guinness World Records to recognize his feat.

Franklin Reyes/AP Felix Guirola welds a piece for his home-made bike. Guirola has been riding tall since 1983, when seeing a tandem bike inspired him to build up instead of out.

World record biker to visit NZ, as he attempts to bike the world in 99 days

On the 31/03/10, British professional racing cyclist Alan Bate will begin a dramatic attempt to sensationally lower the Round the World Cycling Record to just 99 days. This punishing schedule has been widely ridiculed as “impossible”. Mark Beaumont set a fantastic Guinness record of 195 days for the 18,000 miles. This record was broken twice last year and now stands at 165 days (to be ratified by Guinness) His birth date is 01/04/65. So, at 45 years of age on the first of April, he is twice that of the current record holder.