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    Posted: 07 May 2012 at 10:36am
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Doesn't look terribly likely so far, looks too big and no fairing as of yet. Wouldn't expect it to be ready for BM this year...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tosgh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2012 at 12:49pm
Head first! Maybe best not to re-run the video of the last Kingsburys' BATTLE MOUNTAIN attempt (Mango) which finally stopped travelling when hitting a parked van.
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Hi Folks
there is a short mention of obrey's attempt in I newspaper today.
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I would recommend obree looks at this: http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/misc/great_ideas.htm
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I am meeting O'Bree at this Cyclefest event at a talk as I am a member of this Museum. Shall I give him a few pointers?


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Here are some more pics in the daily record. You can see the other side of the 2 stage transmission. The article mentions he's keeping the exact design secret in case opponents steal it. Does he have something innovative up his sleeve to bridge that 17mph gap to 100? Or is 100mph just a nice round media friendly number to aim for? Should be an interesting BM this year.

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I think the 100 mph thing was just plucked out of thin air.  I'm glad Obree's doing this and I'm looking forward to meeting him, but I can't help but think he's likely to come out of this somewhat badly.  Since my first visit to BM in 2002 the record has only gone out by about 2 mph and only two riders have gone over 80.
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If he doesn't break the record, I only hope he continues to work on it rather than just leaving it at that.
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Wonder if he is keeping his design a secret because it's flawed, been tried before and does not want to be told he won't have a chance.
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