Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree is building a special sort of bicycle. He's building it in his own kitchen without a lick of research assistance to inform the design. Why might research assistance be useful? Because with this bicycle, dubbed Beastie, Obree intends not only to break the human-powered vehicle land speed record, but also hopes to be the first person to break 100 mph (161 km/h). But then, Obree's never been one to do things the easy way... Continue Reading Flying Scotsman's "Beastie" to be first human-powered vehicle to achieve 100 mph on the flat?
Section: Inventors and Remarkable People
Tags: Bicycles, Record-breaking, Speed, World's Fastest
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