The record-breaking bike of the Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam (Photo: Rick Robson)
The crew at the finish line verify the weeks speeds and times (Photo: Rick Robson)
Unlike Graeme Obree's Beastie, the Delft and Amsterdam bike was a recumbent (Photo: Rick Robson)
The Delft and Amsterdam team takes a moment out to browse computer monitors online (Photo: Rick Robson)
It's with considerable interest that Gizmag has followed cyclist Graeme Obree's latest quest to break the human-powered speed record on his self-designed and self-built bicycle, Beastie. On Friday at the World Human Speed Championships at Battle Mountain, Nevada, Obree finally made the attempt. Though he fell short of that ultimate record, he did break the world prone record (for cycling head first, face down) with an impressive speed of 56.62 mph (91 km/h). Yet the overall speed record was broken during the event, by a team from the Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam.
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