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Cycling legend Graeme Obree hopes his latest innovation will not only break the human-powered vehicle land speed record, but also break through the 100-mph barrier (Photo: Humans Invent)
Though Beastie is yet to be completed, Obree says he's "really happy" with its aerodynamics (Photo: Humans Invent)
Obree says he wants people to "see the engine," by which he means the rider (Photo: Humans Invent)
The pedaling action isn't circular, but a push/pull arrangement which reduces the need for the rider's knees to dip, boosting the aerodynamics (Photo: Humans Invent)
Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree is building a special sort of bicycle. He's building it in his own kitchen without a lick of research assistance to inform the design. Why might research assistance be useful? Because with this bicycle, dubbed Beastie, Obree intends not only to break the human-powered vehicle land speed record, but also hopes to be the first person to break 100 mph (161 km/h). But then, Obree's never been one to do things the easy way.
Read the full article: Flying Scotsman's "Beastie" to be first human-powered vehicle to achieve 100 mph on the flat?
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