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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

You Only Exist To Be Replaced.

Graeme Obree is attempting to ride a bicycle at 100 miles per hour. Often referred as “The Flying Scotsman,” Obree has broken the World Hour Record and individual pursuit at the World Championships twice each. Obree has broken these records on bicycles created by his own means - famously using ball bearings from a washing machine. Interesting enough, the world was not ready for Obree’s ingenuity and the UCI - International Cycling Union - stripped him of his victories.

In a recent interview Obree quotes Irish author Jonathan Swift, “when a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”

Late last year Obree announced that he would attempt the Human Powered Land-Speed Record. Obree decided to pursue the record the best way he knew how - on a bicycle. In spite of a world not ready for Obree, the Flying Scotsman will always pursue meaningful endeavors.

Eilif Knutson is an artist, farmer, bicycle mechanic, and all around good human. Eilif has been one of KVIBE’s most dedicated volunteers. He is also the person behind KVIBE’s logo revision, an original piece of hand-drawn artwork. A limited supply of stickers were made to be unveiled at The Great Kalihi Cargo Haul but were overshadowed by other activities of the day. New KVIBE stickers are currently available to be earned, please visit the warehouse during normal operational hours to claim one.

Coincidentally, Eilif will be stationed at a checkpoint for the "Fool's Errand" alleycat race. Hosted by our friends at The Kickstand, the race occurs April 1, 2012 at 1:30PM. Meetup is at Makiki District Park, with bike polo to follow shortly afterwards. Go pursue something meaningful, ride a bicycle.

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