I have been reading a book titled Flying Scotsman which is an autobiography by Graeme Obree. Out of curiousity, I did a search for Graeme Obree’s name on You Tube, and found a movie trailer for a movie titled The Flying Scotsman! I hadn’t even realised that the movie existed. There aren’t that many cycling related movies at all. The best two are American Flyers, and Breaking Away. So now there is another movie.
The book is pretty interesting. He goes from a troubled youth, to setting world records. I love the descriptions of him building his custom bikes. The trailer looks like it follows the book. I love the little bit where the officials are hassleing him about his seat not being 5cm behind the centerline of the bottom bracket, so he cuts the front of the seat with a hack saw. And when they ban his special riding postion, he mocks them by revealing a new bike with training wheels.
The DVD is due to be released next month, so I pre-ordered it.
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