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Topic: Battle Mountain 2012
Posted By: KeithD
Subject: Battle Mountain 2012
Date Posted: 07 May 2012 at 10:36am
New World Record or Unlucky Scotsman?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9248769/The-100mph-bike-designed-in-the-bath-and-made-from-an-old-saucepan.html" rel="nofollow - The 100mph bike – designed in the bath and made from an old saucepan - Telegraph





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Posted By: gNick
Date Posted: 07 May 2012 at 12:39pm
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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gNick



"I'm afraid it's definite, Mrs Banker - your son has bicycles"


Posted By: tosgh
Date 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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weight is everything


Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 8:45am
Hi Folks
there is a short mention of obrey's attempt in I newspaper today.
Jeff.


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when your up to your waist in aligators they forget to tell you you've got to clear the swamp


Posted By: LeeW
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 9:27am
I would recommend obree looks at this: http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/misc/great_ideas.htm

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Current fleet: Milan SL MK2 #027, Fujin SL II, Beany!



Posted By: Andhar
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 11:05am
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?

http://www.gtm.org.uk/whats-on/" rel="nofollow - http://www.gtm.org.uk/whats-on/

Wink


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Andrew Harrington


Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:22pm
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.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2012/05/06/flying-scotsman-graeme-obree-uses-old-saucepan-to-build-world-record-bid-bike-86908-23849885/" rel="nofollow - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/editors-choice/2012/05/06/flying-scotsman-graeme-obree-uses-old-saucepan-to-build-world-record-bid-bike-86908-23849885/


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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:27pm
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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Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 12:47pm
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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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: LeeW
Date Posted: 10 May 2012 at 2:53pm
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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Current fleet: Milan SL MK2 #027, Fujin SL II, Beany!



Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 2:09am
Rather short article on Obree's attempt. Illustration depicts clown car sized fairing. It is only an artists impression...artist or comedian anyway.

http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/06/play/pushing-pedals" rel="nofollow - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2012/06/play/pushing-pedals

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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 8:13am
Scale is misleading as it states it is 82 cm tall. that man in there must have shrunk in the wash!


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Ian, racing again No 6.


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 10:46am
Radio 4 did a feature on this in the week - of course, they mentioned washing machines...

Oh dear - the fairing does look rather large, but, as readers of my column (if there are any) will know, I have alot of respect for Obree and wish him every success. I don't think he's by nature a quitter, so, hopefully, even if this one isn't quick then he'll try again.


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Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed


Posted By: KevinJ
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 11:03am
This was in the telegraph as well  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9248769/The-100mph-bike-designed-in-the-bath-and-made-from-an-old-saucepan.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9248769/The-100mph-bike-designed-in-the-bath-and-made-from-an-old-saucepan.html

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Kevin Jenkins

Windcheetah


Posted By: Yowie
Date Posted: 27 May 2012 at 10:44pm
Originally posted by GeoffBird GeoffBird wrote:

Radio 4 did a feature on this in the week...
Which programme was it please?


Posted By: GeoffBird
Date Posted: 27 May 2012 at 11:20pm
Erm, PM? Can't remember for sure.

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Right Time - Right Place - Wrong Speed


Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 28 May 2012 at 10:22am
Yes, 'twas PM

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a bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds


Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 07 June 2012 at 9:28am
velox 2 here is a link to some info about it   http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=nl&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hptdelft.nl%2Fen%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Dcategory%26layout%3Dblog%26id%3D43%26Itemid%3D154" rel="nofollow - http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=nl&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hptdelft.nl%2Fen%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26view%3Dcategory%26layout%3Dblog%26id%3D43%26Itemid%3D154  .
Jeff.


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when your up to your waist in aligators they forget to tell you you've got to clear the swamp


Posted By: legs_larry
Date Posted: 07 June 2012 at 11:57am
Booked flight & car this morning Thumbs Up

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a bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds


Posted By: blogwat
Date Posted: 05 September 2012 at 12:03pm
Hi folks here are some photo's of the velo x 2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tijshofmans/7898855726/in/photostream/" rel="nofollow - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tijshofmans/7898855726/in/photostream/  .
Jeff.


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when your up to your waist in aligators they forget to tell you you've got to clear the swamp


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 05 September 2012 at 12:23pm

Ooooooh..... That's nice....

Mr Obree is going to do very well to keep up with that...
Anybody know how his project is going? Has anybody seen any pictures of his fairing??


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Posted By: fards
Date Posted: 05 September 2012 at 12:40pm
ya we had a look at the velox2 this year at Cv, its nice!

Not seen anything about the obree shell, maybe he hasn't got that far yet?


Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 06 September 2012 at 1:36pm
VeloX2 is looking rather beautiful Smile
Mr Obree is featured in the racer profiles list on the BM 2012 page on recumbents.com. This years BM poster also appears to feature a prone bike with a hand position like Obree's. I think that's the first time it's not sported a Varna.

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2012/WHPSCposter_Final%202012.jpg" rel="nofollow - http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2012/WHPSCposter_Final%202012.jpg


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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 1:00pm
This just up on Humans Invent... I haven't even read it yet, time for a coffee I think. It shows an Obree in transparent unfinished fairing.

http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/8856/obree-set-for-land-speed-record-attempt-in-great-britain/" rel="nofollow - http://www.humansinvent.com/#!/8856/obree-set-for-land-speed-record-attempt-in-great-britain/


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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 1:36pm
2 mile track, low altitude...

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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 7:23pm
Bentwaters maybe??
 
Would like to go and watch...


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Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 9:26pm
I hadn't thought of the viewing potential Big smile

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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 9:28pm
I'm sure our new Magazine Editor will be keen to get a reporter there... Wink

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Posted By: SteveArmstrong
Date Posted: 07 September 2012 at 11:16pm
I can well imagine that that's the sort of thing they'd be thinking Thumbs Up

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When you pull the cats tail, you get the whole cat.


Posted By: Yowie
Date Posted: 08 September 2012 at 9:01pm
Dear Mr Obree,

Please can you try your record attempt on Monday afternoon, around 1 o'clock ish M1 northbound between J14 and J15.  I'll be riding up that way on my motorbike with my camera ready.

Thanks.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 08 September 2012 at 9:39pm
LOL

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