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Graeme Obree—cyclist, motivational speaker, and two-time World 4000m champion and World Hour record holder—wants to be the first man to break the 100mph record with a human-powered vehicle.
Obree was hoping to debut his bike, Beastie, at the International Human Powered Vehicle Association’s event in Battle Mountain, Nevada, earlier this month, but the bike, which is operated by a push and pull method, wasn’t ready. In a released statement, Obree said, “This is disappointing but we have had technical issues in particular with regard to the fairing construction. We are not 100 percent happy with what we have and do not want to travel to Battle Mountain with any part of The Beastie unsatisfactory.”
The design of the bike keeps the rider’s knees from having to dip, making it more aerodynamic. Obree collaborated with the Glasgow School of Art to develop a clear cover that encases the rider, making him look more like an engine. Obree will be able to show off his years of work and attempt the record in the next few weeks at another speed event in the UK.
[Via: Humans Invent]