Obree speed record attempt
As above , great article . I think the man is a legend and I really hope he breaks the record. In the article he talks about how he enginered “The Beastie” on a shoestring and was chuffed to bits to get some perspex for a £10 to make a helmet. 😀Posted 4 years ago
He also dosen’t own a car and cycle everywhere on and old tourer with panniers. He’s some dude.
He’s in the US apparently.Posted 4 years ago
Lots of stuff I didn’t know in this article. It sounds like he’s wisely lowered his expectations though
12th November at the GFT, Tickets here..
It’ll be well worth going to, i was at his previous talk at Oran Mor back in July with regard to his 20th anniversary of the hour record, bloody good night and very amusing Q & A section afterwards, i asked him if he’d consider standing for presidency of the UCI, he replied i’m far too qualified for such a role 😆Posted 4 years agoMidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
46.8mph on his first run over 2.5 miles, although he reached 55+mph at one point.Posted 4 years agoreggiegasketMember
some times coming in here http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2013/results.htm
Obree is well down on the some of the other bikes – doesn’t look good – or is he just testing the bike for a fast run later in the week?Posted 4 years agokcrMember
I had a shot on a procumbent that Venom built in the mid 90s (at low speed) and it was very twitchy.Posted 4 years ago
It’s obviously a big proving session for Obree, interesting to see what potential his design has when he irons out the development issues. At first glance it doesn’t look like it is radically better than some of the alternatives in terms of frontal area.
It is a great competition. Basically a race full of Obrees, all working on original designs. I liked the backwards Slovenian steering with a mirror.
Thinking about Hoy in one. Jason Queally was the british record holder for a while, so it seems sprinters can do it, but why do they insist on having a 5 mile length for the track?Posted 4 years ago
I would have thought that once you’re up near top speed, you’ve already used most of your energy.
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Think it’s a five mile track with a marked-off 200 metre “timing section”, the five miles is for them to get up to speed, cross the timing section, then slow down again at the end, I think. Don’t think they have to record a time over the whole five miles.
No they don’t but Graeme has been saying that the 2.5mile course for qualifying suits him better.Posted 4 years ago
Maybe it’s difficult to coast along for a couple of miles (due to gearing) before really going for it.
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