It was great to see Battle Mountain on the small screen when it screened on BBC 2 Scotland on Tuesday awakening memories of a project which was long & often unpredictable. The filmmaker David Street (Journey Pictures) did a truly remarkable job in capturing the journey to Battle Mountain from behind the lens. He was lights/sound/camera/action - all bundled into one charging energetic mass. Keeping up with Graeme Obree at the best of times presents challenges. Action, reaction, judgement calls, right place right time - and yes no small degree of planning were necessary throughout this venture. The article on bbc.co.uk beautifully captures some of the essence of the journey, from the perspective of the man behind the lens. Over to you Mr Street.......BBC Interview
It was great to see Battle Mountain - Graeme Obree's Story on BBC 2 Scotland yesterday evening. It is a great film and testimony to the filmmaking skills of David Street who managed to keep up with the main man, Graeme Obree in the quest at Battle Mountain. The full-length feature film is available on DVD and includes a special bonus second DVD. The additional DVD shadows Graeme as he builds The Beastie and provides a fascinating insight into the challenges faced in building The Beastie (in his kitchen) and how he solved the problems, be they physical, mechanical or material based. The DVD is available exclusively at which you can find on this link Battle Mountain Film Web Site #BattleMountain
NEWSFLASH BATTLE MOUNTAIN SCREENING ON BBC 2 SCOTLAND
An hour long version of 'BATTLE MOUNTAIN Graeme Obree's Story' is going to be shown at 9.00pm this evening, Tuesday, February 7th on BBC2 Scotland If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland we think you might be able to watch it on Sky Channel 970. Please can you share this post far and wide - the more people who watch it, the more likely it is to get this type of film shown on the BBC TV: More info and clips here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rfm9p
World record-breaking cyclist and star in Battle Mountain, Graeme Obree appeared on the BBC Scotland programme Timeline yesterday evening. Graeme discussed Battle Mountain, building and riding The Beastie, motivational talks ( Graeme does this for Business, clubs and for schools) and wellbeing. You can watch the interview here Timeline GO Interview link.
The DVD of BATTLE MOUNTAIN Graeme Obree's Story features a double DVD complete with the feature length film Battle Mountain and an additional feature-length film 'Building a Beastie'. Available exclusively here: Battle Mountain DVD Get one now while stocks last,
So we have been in USA for a couple of days now. We had an overnight in Salt Lake City on Thursday and travelled to Elko on Friday.We collected the Beastie from the shipper Enviroco/Asco Freight Management. The drive to Elko takes you past the Bonneyville Salt Flats and over the mountains. The scenery is dramatic and the weather matched with electric storms. We arrived Elko Friday evening. Managed some training for an hour on Friday. Saturday morning was devoted to working on The Beastie with a session on the bike in the afternoon. The weather is hot and the air is really dry. We head to Battle Mounain today with the IHPVA Speed Challenge starting tomorrow morning.
Photos of the unboxing of "The Beastie," the bike Graeme has created to challenge the 85mph human powered vehicle speed record at Battle Mountain.
Photos from Rick Robson, http://www.cyclesportphotos.com/