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Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby number21 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:21 pm

As far as inspirational and passion for cycling goes this guy has to be right up there. Love it!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... cepan.html
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Re: Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby trailgumby » Wed May 09, 2012 12:00 am

Graham Obree wrote:"My biggest fear is not crashing on a bike and losing some skin. It's sitting in a chair at 90 and saying, 'I wish I had done more'. I don't know if I will break the record but I will give it the best punt I can.

"I'm inspired by the possibility of things, I'm inspired by the fact that we are dying, I'm inspired by my mortality.

"And, in any case," he added, "having my nose to the wheel, going 80, 90 or maybe even 100mph across a road in America – that's pretty exciting."
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Re: Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:00 pm



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Re: Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby stevecassidy » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:56 am

Just reviving this old thread to link to a Kickstarter project to produce a movie about Obree's record attempt. Looks interesting and as of today has four days left to run.

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Re: Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby djw47 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:54 am

Graeme Obree is a genuine hero of mine. I grew up in the same part of the world he comes from and can relate to many of the issues he has dealt with in his troubled life. He's an inspiration to all cyclists, and non-cyclists, in that with hard work, a desire to succeed, a passion to prove others wrong, a commitment to a goal, and true belief in himself he managed to not only achieve his goals but also become the best in the world.
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Re: Graeme Obrees latest adventure

Postby Wakatuki » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:23 pm

What a great bloke, I read about him and can't help but think of ldrcycles in his later years in life!
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