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Obree is Awesome

05 Nov 2012 16:30

I just love that this guy exists in this world...
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05 Nov 2012 17:21

yup!

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05 Nov 2012 18:05

why?
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05 Nov 2012 18:20

I assume it is in relation to this amongst other things

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/obree-calls-the-uci-a-chum-ocracy
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05 Nov 2012 18:22

Obree is the epitome of the maverick rider. I really hope he does well in his current endeavor.
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05 Nov 2012 19:26

Here is a guy who is just an obsessed cyclist. He rides. Everywhere. His engineering brain won't shut off. A completely amateur World Record. A complete disdain for the UCI foolishness, way before it was trendy. And now, at an age when most ex-champs would be eating and drinking for free, he's got another record as a goal.

Someone should sponsor this guy. He doesn't need $1billion, but he'd be faster if he didn't have to worry about where he's going to sleep in the states...
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05 Nov 2012 20:47

I would highly recommend his book "Flying Scotsman" as well as the movie of the same name. His story of his battle against depression is just as good as his cycling stories. A true inspiration in both cases.

Also the movies portrayal of Hein Verbruggin is hilarious!! I remember watching it (having never heard of the guy) thinking that there was no way this guy could be such an arrogant idiot. Well apparently...
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05 Nov 2012 21:21

[quote="williamp78"]I would highly recommend his book "Flying Scotsman" as well as the movie of the same name. His story of his battle against depression is just as good as his cycling stories. A true inspiration in both cases.

Couldn't agree more. Good luck in your latest project Graeme if you are reading and have a happy life mate:)
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05 Nov 2012 21:27

+1 extraordinary guy, always like hearing what he has to say or what he's thought up.
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05 Nov 2012 21:54

His new bike "Beastie" is pretty wild.

Good guy to remember during these days of cheating and big money in professional cycling. The guy loves building and riding bikes. Period.
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06 Nov 2012 06:49

Great guy,always had a wee word of encouragement for you when he went past at over 30 mph:D
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06 Nov 2012 13:56

Obree is a fascinating man, half athlete half mad scientist. He really embodies the dance between technology and athleticism that's always there in cycling. Sometimes it is about the bike, at least partly. Many of us are interested in the ways that technology can make us faster, Obree more than most and he has the lungs and legs to drive his machines. If he weren't such a singular character, I'd say that cycling needs more Graeme Obrees.
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06 Nov 2012 14:02

So... what household equipments have been sacrified in the making of 'Beastie'? :p
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07 Nov 2012 03:44

Such a shame he didn't come into the sport 10-15 years earlier, as he probably had the engine to be an excellent pro :(

Great to see that there is still ambition and fire there even after everything that he's been through.
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