Graeme Obree’s story is a wild ride. If you haven’t seen The Flying Scotsman, you should.
And now he’s back in the saddle again. He’s not 100% sure he can do it, but he sure as hell is going to try. Last year, at 42 years old, was the first time since he was 16 that he didn’t win a bike race. He’s going for the hour record on, once again, a bike he has built himself. He’ll be pushing a 138″ gear (67×13).
He’ll be going for it in late 2009. Keep your ear to the ground, and I’ll try and follow up when I hear word.