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Title: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 06:09:33 PM
Hi All!

Most avid cyclists seem to be drawn to films where bicycles play a role or even a central role. Unfortunately, though they have bicycle content, not all are well-done. Still, when the weather is simply to bad for cycling, it is nice to throw another log on the fire, slip a DVD into the player, and lean back in a comfortable chair with a hot mug of tea and watch something bicycle-related.

An amazing number of these can be purchased from eBay or Amazon.com.

Here's my quick list, with brief synopses. Did I miss any? Of course I did! That's why I'm looking forward to your choices/picks/recommendations for bicycle-related films. My list is just a starter.

Best,

Dan.

American Flyers (1985)
Two brothers tackle the Hell of the West through the Rockies. Thin on plot and fairly unrealistic portrayal of racing tactics, but a lightning-fast wheel change by Rae Dawn Chong is worth seeing, as well as the old US 7-Eleven team and Coors Classic footage. Kevin Costner sports a moustache in this one.

Beijing Bicycle/Shiqi sui de dan che (2001, Chinese)
A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age.

Belleville Rendezvous (UK title; see "Triplets of Belleville" listing below)

The Bicycle Thief/Ladri di Biciclette (1948, Italian)
Poverty-stricken Antonio needs his bicycle to do his new job. But the same day he buys it back from a pawnshop, someone steals it, prompting him to search the city in vain with his young son.

Breaking Away (1980)
Working-class cycling youth from middle-America's car-culture enters collegiate bike race for the glory and honor of the home-town crowd.

Cyclo (1995, Vietnamese)
Young man needs a bicycle taxi for survival, but it is stolen. A dark and depressing film set in saigon's criminal underground.

The Day I Became a Woman
(2000)
Three short stories about women in modern Iran, one about a woman who wants to enter a bicycle race and her husband who is very much against it.

Dead Certain/Un Affaire D'Hommes (1981, French)
Architect joins a bicycle racing group where a detective is member. He uses this friendship to cover the murder of his wife. Final confrontation is done using bikes, not guns.

The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Dramatized life story of innovative Scottish racer, Graeme Obree

Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle/Le Velo de Ghislain Lambert (2000/1)
French/Belgian comedic portrayal of Ghislain Lambert, a fictional road racer and team "water carrier".

Jour de Fete (1949)
French filmmaker/comedian Jacques Tati is a bike-riding postman attempting to modernize delivery service.

Jitensha (2009, Japan)
Story of a young man struggling to find meaning in life. In th emidst of utter despair, his bicycle begin to disappear, one part at a time. In respoonse to a note, he receives one in turn offering it back a piece at a time. As he puts his bike together piece by piece, he and his life are also reassembled.

The Kid with a Bike (2011, Belgium)
CTC's current recommendation, about a fatherless young man who falls into the care of a hairdresser, his most valuable possession: A bicycle.

Messengers (1999, Japanese)
Young career woman works for Italian fashion house -- till it closes. Making a run for it with the last company asset (a red Alfa Romeo) she collides with a bike messenger. Unable to pay the damage settlement, she works as a bike messenger.

Nebraska Supersonic (1999)
Three Nebraska three slackers start a bicycle courier service. Despite overwhelming naivete and odds, their business becomes a resounding success.

Quicksilver (1986)
Newly destitute ex-floor trader decides to become a bicycle messenger in NYC.

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Pee-wee Herman embarks on a nationwide search for his beloved bike after it is stolen while he was visiting his friend.

Ride of My Life: The Story of the Bicycle (C4TV, 2010)
Travelling author Rob Penn embarks on a world-wide search for the best hand-built parts, with which he plans to build his dream bicycle. Along the way he charts the social history of the pedal-powered conveyance, and explains why it is one of humanity's greatest inventions.

6-Day Bike Rider
A 1930's bike messenger wins the big 6-day race. A hard to find B/W film from the 40's. Lots of 6-day footage, starring era comedian, Joe E. Brown. A personal favorite of mine, 'cos I knew Freddie Schultz, who was one of the standout riders in the film, and have recordings of the tales he told me of his years as a Six-Day Rider and the making of the film. Riders in the film were supplied with premium tubular tires, handmade by Mrs. Pye in her New Jersey basement. Whenever they got a puncture, they were given new tires. Some of the riders helped the process along by secreting straight pins in their jerseys, deliberately puncturing their tires in the aftermath of frequent falls on the board track. Fred also gave me the little Motobecane U-frame Folder I restored for my father. I was proud to find and give his daughter a copy of the film, which she watched with Fred before his passing. See: http://www.6dayracing.ca/riders/schultzf/schultzf-bio.html Fred, you were a legend, and I miss you!

The Triplets of Belleville (animated, 2003, French)
Thinly veiled homage to cycling great Fausto Coppi; determined grandmother tries to rescue her cyclist grandson after his kidnapping at the Tour de France.

20 Shades of Pink (1976)
A middle-aged house painter, goes through mid-life crisis and takes up cycling for exercise, meeting an attractive young bike racer. The painter thinks she is interested in him on a personal level when she really only wants to help him prepare for an age-group bike race.

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Documentaries:
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Bicycle Dreams: The True Story of the Race Across America (2009)
Engaging documentary about this ultramarathon, cross-country road race and those who participate.

The Hard Road (2003)
Follows a first year professional cycling team led by two veterans through a year on the American racing circuit.

Middle of the World/O Caminho das Nuvens (2003)
Freely-adapted true story of a man who takes his wife and five children on a 2,000 mile bicycle trip across Brazil in search of a decent job.

Return of the Scorcher (1992)
Bicycle activist Ted White made this short (27min) film to show the superiority of the bicycle to the automobile, with scenes from all over the world; source of the term "Critical Mass" as applied to bicycle demonstrations.

Ride the Divide (2010)
A small group of adventurous bikers travel over 2,700 mi/4,300km from Banff, AB, to the Mexican border in an attempt to ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the longest bike route in the world, according to the US' Adventure Cycling Association. Official trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7MqAiPOF8c

Stars & Watercarriers (1973 Giro d'Italia)

A Sunday in Hell (1976 Paris-Roubaix)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on March 24, 2012, 09:42:51 PM
Hi Dan
I'm going to stretch the topic slightly to include a short video.  I think this is beautiful: Proem- When frailty fails.

See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usbkSZBvxIg

Ian


Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 09:48:32 PM
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I'm going to stretch the topic slightly to include a short video...
Oh! What a nice and welcome addition, Ian; well done! It is stunning in its simplistic beautify and purity of line and form. It is hard to believe so many Big and emotional concepts can be captured and portrayed so minimally.

I think it's a great idea to include YouTube and Vimeo videos in this category, as well.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on March 24, 2012, 10:17:26 PM
This is one of my favourite racing videos.   Cancellara’s Descent « An Ordinary Cyclist.

See it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxXqQqAc2pA

Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on March 24, 2012, 10:22:13 PM
This one is a beautiful piece of Tour history. Vive le tour! 1966 and all that. If you love toeclips, bar end shifters, tubs, wooly shorts, riding to the point of collapse, amphetamines or brandy you'll love this.

See it here http://vimeo.com/21306164

Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jimmer on March 24, 2012, 10:24:12 PM
Dear Dan,

It went by the title "Belleville Rendezvous" in the UK. A work of gently unsettling genius.

Yours, James
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 10:26:02 PM
Boy!

That was 7:36 of my life well-spent!  :D  Just look at that technique...dropping the inside knee to lower the center-of-gravity, and clipping those apexes with razor precision.  Darned motorcycles; geddouddadaway!  Team cars, too! Scoot! Comin' through at warp speed...

Wow.

Humbles a person just to see that, doesn't it? It is a real pleasure seeing an accomplished person performing at the absolute top of their game.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on March 24, 2012, 10:29:33 PM
this is a great thread clever stuff dan well done...
one of my all time favourates is when steven roach chased down delgardo  in the 87 tour he hit over 70mph on that decent  ah if only i knew how to dig up tv footage of that 87 tour magic.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 10:30:33 PM
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It went by the title "Belleville Rendezvous" in the UK.
James, thanks so much for the update on the localized title. This happens surprisingly often, and I may have missed some more. I've edited the original post with a second entry so people will be able to catch it either way. Sharp eyes and most welcome; thanks!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 10:42:31 PM
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...one of my all time favourates is when steven roach chased down delgardo  in the 87 tour...
Oh! I remember that, jags! Epic. Man, couldn't Roche ride? I don't think I found footage of the downhill, but I did find Roche/Delgado's duel to the uphill finish here (1987, at La Plagne):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQojh-wqL04 ...and a great interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Wj6P2hyic

There are links to the major stage events for the 1987 Tour here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE8A1A8EDD8B17AAB&feature=plcp

It is possible the scene you recall is among these. It would be great to see it again. As I said, Epic!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on March 24, 2012, 10:45:32 PM
Asiemut (http://vimeo.com/15193770) is a great touring film made by a french canadian couple cycling across China and Tibet and down through Nepal and India. That link is to a trailer on vimeo but the full film is available on dvd.
Their website is at http://www.asiemut.com/
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 24, 2012, 10:52:05 PM
Rual!  This is wonderful *!and!* @ 25-29sec, they're using the high-angle vidcam mount I was working on for myself here:
http://www.thorncycles.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=3925.0 Lots of pause-button moments ahead to see what I can learn.

Outstanding. What a find! Terrific website, too.

Keep 'em coming...

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on March 25, 2012, 09:41:10 PM
Hi Rual
the production values on Asiemut are amazingly high. It looks like the BBC made it. No wonder their bikes look so heavy with all that gear :)
Thanks
Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 25, 2012, 09:45:57 PM
Hi All,

Here's a look at professional bike racing of a different sort...Japan's Keirin circuit. As one of the participants says, it is not so much about sport per se, but is the equivalent of pari-mutuel betting on the horse- or dog-racing circuits. Big money is involved, and it is a blood sport with absolutely horrendous crashes. Components are specifically registered and approved for Keirin use by the Nihon Jitensha Shink?kai (Japanese Bicycle Association or NJS), and are made to the highest standards for reliability and standardized to minimize any competitive advantage, since so much money is at stake. More about it all here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keirin

And now the film...
NOWNESS.com presents: Keirin Bike Racing Film by Jonathan de Villiers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev7yrfhKf28

For those interested in NJS/Keirin-apprived components, they're available from a number of online vendors, including this one: http://tracksupermarket.com/ It is worth noting Campagnolo's Record Pista group didn't make the cut for Keirin, but the later Keirin Pista group did in 1991 (see: http://www.campyonly.com/images/catalogs/1991/91recordpista.jpg ).

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on March 25, 2012, 10:31:46 PM
Hi Rual
the production values on Asiemut are amazingly high. It looks like the BBC made it. No wonder their bikes look so heavy with all that gear :)
Thanks
Ian
Yes it is a very well made film and the cinematography is superb in the amazing landscapes they rode through. I saw it in the local arthouse cinema when they had a tibetan themed festival showing. It was a digital projection, and looked great on the big screen.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on March 25, 2012, 11:11:25 PM
Hi Dan
I never realised Japanese Keirin riders wore body armour. It looks more like Rollerball insofar as it looks to be a racing cert that someone will crash.
Brave guys!
This has been an entertaining and enlightening thread. Are any of the films you listed at the outset available online?
TYhanks
Ian.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: kickingcones on March 26, 2012, 12:21:54 AM
I loved "Triplets of Belleville" (absolutely hilarious depiction of the stereotypes of the US as seen by non-Americans) and "Breaking Away".

The whole keirin world I stay away from and find very offensive. Keirin is sponsored by and the ugly world of the keirin racers is created by the Yakuza, who cause great damage in Japan and the world, traffic in white slavery, and are increasingly involved with major crime around the world. I want them obliterated and erased from Japanese society and will not support in any way anything to do with them. Sorry for voicing this strong opinion, but we've enough awful things in the world.

While not strictly movies, have any of you seen the BBC documentary series, "Fat Man On a Bicycle", featuring Tom Vernon, an author/ reporter who travels around Europe on his bicycle looking at history and local culture?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41t23WGvEUM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41t23WGvEUM)
I've always wondered what happened to him.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 26, 2012, 12:50:56 AM
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Are any of the films you listed at the outset available online?
Hi Ian,
A great question! The answer is "yes", but for a number of reasons, I decided not to post direct links to them. Why?

Well...

The Thorn list is international in scope, and enforcement of copyright law varies by locality. Also, a number of the sites streaming the films are pretty sketchy, and I didn't want to lure viewers to sites hosting malware. Not a problem for me with virtualized machines, but that is not the case for everyone.

One really is on one's own when looking to view or stream free movies online. And yes, I realize streaming or viewing movies online is not the same as a torrent-download, but things get murky quickly in that regard as well.

The best course is to see if any of the films are currently hosted by YouTube or Vimeo. Just enter the title in the search box on each site. Hulu -- if available in your part of the world -- also hosts films, and some are available without fees. If your ISP is also your pay-TV provider, they frequently offer movies for free online through their portal.

Most of the films are available through inter-library loan. If your local library doesn't have them, they can put in a request to any other library in their system, and it will be transferred over on a temporary basis, usually without charge.

Here in the States, we have online movie rentals available through Netflix, and the films can be delivered via post or download, for a fee. Something similar may be available for you.

If you don't have luck with the above methods, I do have some suggestions:
- In your favorite search engine, enter the string, "watch <title> online free", with no < > and no quotes.
- In your favorite search engine, enter the string, "<title> streaming video", with no < > and no quotes.

Minor variations on this theme will get you where you wish to go, but use some real caution; many of the sites that will come up are not ideal.

Finally, Amazon.com and eBay have a number of the titles available for very little cost. I do see site like movieberry.com have titles like Six-Day Bike Rider available for download for as little as USD$0.87. See: http://movieberry.com/6_day_bike_rider/

I wish I could be more specific, but I haven't been able to think of suitable free online viewing solutions beyond YouTube and Vimeo. I'm surely open to suggestions!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 03, 2012, 07:12:25 AM
Hi All,

Given our Thorns are now made in Taiwan, it is interesting to see the "other Taiwan" -- its countryside and mountains -- through the eyes of freerider Richie Schley in this video:
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Richie-Schley-Made-in-Taiwan-video-2012.html?trk=rss

Gorgeous countryside.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jimmer on April 03, 2012, 12:09:04 PM
Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home", used the you tube clip in a year 9 assembly to promote the idea of cycling to school rather then being delivered to the door in a 7 seat people carrier, as a minor contribution to ensuring that they inherit a habitable planet. We were picking jaws off the floor along with the chairs. They're still being driven to school and childhood obesity, however..

Yours, James
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 03, 2012, 05:59:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6ho1-G6tw

Yes, James, it is a lovely piece of cinematography as well as some incredible riding.

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They're still being driven to school and childhood obesity, however..
But you tried, and that's the thing. Kids don't exercise, and then people wonder where the obesity problem came from. I mourn the loss of kids walking to school or riding bikes in my area (Pacific NW, US). It was so common as to be the norm when I was a kid, now it just doesn't happen. The bike racks out in front of schools are empty as last year's bird nests, and you never see kids riding. Unfortunately, I'm not a parent and so don't know firsthand, but here it seems to be the result of a) parental fears of abduction or molestation, and b) the ever-growing number of off-site after-school activities that require speedy point-to-point transport over distances greater than kids are able to ride in the time available. I think there is a c) in there as well, which concerns distracted drivers running over the kids or creating unsafe riding conditions. Judging by what I saw as I pedaled past a school at bell-time yesterday, the biggest concern is likely to be other parents hauling their own little darlings at warp speed to their activities, and seeing bicyclists as impediments equal to speed bumps.

Whew. Where'd that come from? Must've been rattling around inside me for awhile!

Good recommendation for a film, James, and most welcome and appreciated. And good on ya for trying to make a difference. I'm guessing you lit a few candles' worth of interest in those young minds, even if circumstance prevented much discernible change.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 08, 2012, 05:21:22 AM
Hi All!

There's touring on a bike, then there's living on a bike. Here's an intriguing little film from Montreal filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet:
http://vimeo.com/35927275
Almost as interesting is the "Making Of" video, here:
http://vimeo.com/38060089

That is one stable bicycle...even on ice!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 12, 2012, 09:20:32 AM
Hi All,

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We are cycling around the world. This video sums up the first half of our 3 years adventure cycling around the globe, in 2010 and 2011. We covered extreme climates of the world, thanks to the power of a bike and also to all the people that helped us on the way. You don’t need much to achieve your dream of travel, and that’s what we to show in our project and in this video too.
That's the introduction to Solidream, a world-touring film series with startlingly good cinematography:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM_BYLIFQmM
Root for this channel is here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SolidreamCycles?feature=watch
Most questions answered here in interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxNw3Qvq-jc&feature=relmfu
Solidream's channel on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/solidream

Home page, blog here in original French:
http://solidream.net/
Google-translated English version here:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://solidream.net/&ei=4o2GT6OqM5DTiAL92dTmDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsolidream%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1320%26bih%3D688%26prmd%3Dimvns

Twitter here: http://twitter.com/#!/solidream
Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/solidream
Myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/503445625
Flickr photostream here: http://www.flickr.com/people/solidream/

Nice summary here: http://www.nwevolution.com/2011/12/07/bike-the-globe-with-a-purpose-solidreams-adventure/

Today's productivity killer!  :D

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 06, 2012, 04:39:25 PM
Here's a 1945 documentary by Raleigh, showing how they mass-produced bicycles back in the day:

How a Bicycle is Made
http://vimeo.com/39401575

This was long before the Tube Investments (TI) era, but shows how the workaday line was constructed. Lots of pressings for the BB and lugs, and not an investment cast part in sight. The hand-lining (coachlining) process is very interesting, and uses a roller as was common in mass painting. The coach lines on my 1980 Centurion ProTour were made by older ladies drawing paint-filled, long-bristled, bamboo-handled horsehair brushes along the painted tubes (I have photos from older brochures). Same result, but a different method suited only to more limited production.

Of course, this documentary is in black-and-white, as was the world, before the invention of color film.  ;) I found proof of this in my father's old photo albums, where the black-and-white world was captured perfectly in every photo. Kodachrome and Agfa made the world a much brighter place...  ;D Further proof here: http://www.reoiv.com/images/random/dadbandwandcolour.jpg

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on May 06, 2012, 06:45:59 PM
Thanks Dan, for another great find. I love this industrial heritage material. Old fashioned health and safety at work too: hands dipped in enamel baths, polishing without respiratory protection, frame dippers inhaling all the fumes etc. Good old days?
The "all steel bicycle" of old no less. Isn't it strange though that they could seam weld the frame tubes but then had to braze the joints.
Best wishes
Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 09, 2012, 07:48:37 AM
My sister owned a marble-maze game when we were kids. This video is like that, but with bicycles and very steep drops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr5FGOKY3RM&feature=related

I don't usually go for the gonzo downhill videos, but this one shows some split-second decision-making and some real on-the-fly skill. The stakes are awfully high.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on May 09, 2012, 05:08:11 PM
Reminds me of an old motorcycling T shirt slogan: "I'M IMORTAL!  so far."
Cheers
Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on May 09, 2012, 07:09:42 PM
I don't usually go for the gonzo downhill videos, but this one shows some split-second decision-making and some real on-the-fly skill. The stakes are awfully high.

Best,

Dan.

I think the stakes might if anything be higher on this one it's not called downhill but "Vertriding"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyWJczxK-cQ

Regards,

Iain.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on June 08, 2012, 07:44:31 AM
Hi All!

Graeme Obree is back, this time building another radical bicycle for an attempt on the bicycle world speed record.

As described on the Humans Invent site...
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In early February 2012 Humans Invent visited the ‘Flying Scotsman’ Graeme Obree at his home in Saltcoats, Scotland. The 46-year old maverick was embarking on hand-building a bicycle in his kitchen capable of breaking the human powered land speed record this September in America. A man with a history of being marginalised for his innovation, Obree had returned to once again challenge conventional engineering and bike design by using his unique investigative mind to create a blueprint for a hand-built bicycle that could reach speeds up to 100 mph.
A fascinating look into Mr. Obree's latest design and thought process and a peek at how his work has progressed:
http://tinyurl.com/c7fcmcu
...or a preview of the TinyURL to show it is a legitimate redirect...
http://preview.tinyurl.com/c7fcmcu

[EDIT: Had to go with a TinyURL, since the original one kept breaking when pasting here; this one should work fine -- Dan.]

A transcribed interview is included at the above link, with drawings and details of the bicycle.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on June 09, 2012, 06:49:53 AM

As described on the Humans Invent site...A fascinating look into Mr. Obree's latest design and thought process and a peek at how his work has progressed:
http://tinyurl.com/c7fcmcu


You just have to love his style!!!!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on June 11, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
An interview with Ken Wheeler of Renovo Cycles, a wooden bicycle manufacturer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBC7NEJwZ5U&feature=g-u-u

Cheers,

Iain.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on June 17, 2012, 07:14:12 AM
Yikes!  :o

Here is a trailer for Lucas Brunelle's decade-old film project, Line of Sight, a documentary showing the life of bike messengers and alleycat racers in 30 cities in 20 countries: http://vimeo.com/43954522
The video is amazing, especially considering it was started before the advent of readily available POV cameras like the Contour and GoPro Hero. The footage is astonishing and more than a little disturbing as the riders take chances well beyond the bounds of safety or common sense ("Don't try this at home") and endanger others in their pursuits (including an apparent collision with a child at one point in the trailer). Still, the level of bike handling skills is off the charts. Worth a look but bound to be controversial. I've never seen a near-doornailing portrayed so accurately (I've just missed a few of those myself when riding responsibly and to the right as US traffic laws require. I've learned to distinguish between headrests and heads on instinct, but the worst is the parked driver who reaches for something on the floor of the car, then pops up like a jack-in-the box and flings his door open to the stops in one smooth motion -- right in front of me).

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 20, 2012, 11:00:28 PM
An interview with Ken Wheeler of Renovo Cycles, a wooden bicycle manufacturer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBC7NEJwZ5U&feature=g-u-u

Cheers,

Iain.
just got round to watching this ,cool looking bikes like to try one.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Fred A-M on August 24, 2012, 02:11:17 PM
That's a pretty comprehensive list to my mind Danneaux - coincidentally watched Breaking Away for the first time since its release in 1979 - it's aged quite well as a movie and remains an enjoyable viewing experience.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on August 24, 2012, 06:11:12 PM
Hi Fred!

Surely nice to have you back on-board. Yes, Breaking Away has remained remarkably fresh despite more years than I care to remember since its release. Of course, the actors all stay fresh and young on celluloid (now aluminized polycarbonate disc).

I think the key to any film's staying power is a good story. Get that right with reasonable acting and production values, and it will remain entertaining for awhile.

Has anyone yet seen Premium Rush? Released here in the States last January (2012), the story centers on Manhattan bike messengers. I have yet to see it, but it sounds like one of those bicycle films that would be either a real hit or a complete flop; not many seem to hit that satisfying middle-ground. Here is a review, but it may contain spoilers, so don't read if you wish the show to remain a mystery beyond what I've just said: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120822/REVIEWS/120829996

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: sg37409 on August 24, 2012, 11:24:32 PM
This is cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnFdEQe8VxM
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: JimK on August 25, 2012, 03:14:40 AM
Has anyone yet seen Premium Rush?

Just saw it this evening. Fun enough. A decent story. They jump around in time but display the time in big numerals for each part so it is not at all disorienting. It is pretty much bicycles racing through traffic the whole time. But there is enough plot to motivate the uptown/downtown action. I was just bicycling about a month ago in Manhattan so that added to the visceral fel for me!

Our hero rides a fixie - he skids the bike through curves in places, just freezing his feet and thus the back wheel. I've never ridden a fixie - I wouldn't have thought that possible! At one point he's racing another mike messenger through Central Park, up and down some gentle hills. The other guy has a rear derailleur & we get to see him shift down and up to manage the hill. So some decent bike details.

It's a pretty straight-forward movie - no real ambiguity about who the good and bad guys are. Looked like a very real police station. Some nice bike messenger culture. Lots and lots of Manhattan street scenes. Not a deep movie. But a fun action movie with a lot of bike riding!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on September 05, 2012, 04:51:31 PM
Hi All!

Graeme Obree is back, and a test-ride of his latest creation is subject of a very short new "first-look" mini-docu on Vimeo here:
http://vimeo.com/45034602

This time, he's going for an IHPVA land-speed record in the US later this year, hoping to break 100mph. That's a lot of speed, but given his past efforts, I have little doubt he'll either get it outright or make a serious dent in it. I see the mounts for a fairing of some sort. Backstory and video with links to more here: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/video-graeme-obree-on-his-landspeed-record-bid-33525/

It took me the longest time to work out the treadle-drive system (genius in itself), but seeing it in action is something else.

I especially liked Mr. Obree's answer to the question of how it feels:  "Oh, it feels great...soon as you get it powered up you can feel the power goes ergggggghhhhh!...Oh, that's better! Much better!"

Whenever I see Mr. Obree and his efforts, I am reminded that true genius is a burden and a lonely pursuit all at once; both require great courage. I wish him the best in achieving his goals.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Erudin on September 05, 2012, 05:37:59 PM
"The Bicycle Thief, is a wonderful film directed by Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of a poor man searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle, which he needs to be able to work."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040522/)
http://youtu.be/U7sUcDk7RGI (http://youtu.be/U7sUcDk7RGI)
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bicycle_thief/ (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bicycle_thief/)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Andybg on September 05, 2012, 05:46:15 PM
I think within the cycling community Obree is the person that most represents dedication. Reading Chris Hoy's book on his first 3 golds makes note of meeting up with Obree and being over awed by his sheer level of mental dedication he puts into everything he does.

High praise from another cycling legend




Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on September 05, 2012, 06:01:11 PM
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The Bicycle Thief, is a wonderful film...

Oh, indeed it is! Wonderful to be able to see it online; great find, Erudin. Another nice viewing ahead for me and many others, I'm sure.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on September 27, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
Hi All
this may be of interest http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/ 

So many things point towards a bright future for cycling.
Optimistic
Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 09, 2012, 03:57:08 PM
Hi All!

I recently came across some...amazing...videos on YouTube that left me temporarily speechless -- Martyn Ashton, using a carbon road bike for trials riding.

As the description says...
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Martyn Ashton takes the £10k carbon road bike used by Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish for a ride with a difference. With a plan to push the limits of road biking as far as his lycra legs would dare, Martyn looked to get his ultimate ride out of the awesome Pinarello Dogma 2. This bike won the 2012 Tour de France
This is some incredible stuff on a bicycle not purpose-built for it, and left me wondering if the same bike was used from take to take, or if it required dozens to make each video. No matter, this sort of riding is the province of a special few.

Lean back, click PLAY, and be prepared to lose a few minutes as these stream past.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZmJtYaUTa0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z1fSpZNXhU

Note: The disclaimer on the first video says, "Warning. Some of the following scenes should not be attempted". Perhaps that should include wiping-down one's bike with a lubricant? OTOH, perhaps it provides protection from the sea water shown in the second video....

Jags! You sold your Look XK road bike just a little too soon!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 09, 2012, 05:14:39 PM
AHH just posted this video on general  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 09, 2012, 05:21:52 PM
Well, jags, it's impressive enough to post twice!  Man, that's some riding. I might have expected it of such a talented rider on a trials bike...but on a carbon roadie?  Goodness!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on October 13, 2012, 02:40:50 AM
Hi all
I just found this on you tube. Ian Hibell shows off his touring kit on Blue Peter in1975.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny81vcxTZQk&feature=relmfu

Be amazed at the contents of his kitchen.

This is nice too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsQxt9-vK-k&feature=relmfu
Cheers
Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on October 13, 2012, 07:00:48 AM
Hi all
I just found this on you tube. Ian Hibell shows off his touring kit on Blue Peter in1975.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny81vcxTZQk&feature=relmfu

Be amazed at the contents of his kitchen.

This is nice too  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsQxt9-vK-k&feature=relmfu
Cheers
Ian


Thanks for that.

Pete....
 :)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 13, 2012, 07:18:53 AM
Hi All!

I have a copy of Ian's "cycling biography", Into the Remote Places. The man was truly an original in the best of ways, and I think his achievements are amazing. I recall reading that to save weight, he took three socks...wearing two while the third was drying from washing. He took shoe polish to keep his cleated cycling shoes in good shape, and used it religiously.

Those wishing to learn a bit more about Ian can do so at the following links...

A nice page about Ian by the "Bike Brothers", Nicholas and Andrew Henderson, can be found here:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ianhibell.htm

Details about some of his bicycles appears here, with photos:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ih_touringbikes.htm

A new and comprehensive book about him, The Legend of Ian Hibell, is available here:
http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/ian_legend.htm

The "Bike Brothers" home page is here: http://www.bikebrothers.co.uk/index.html

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 13, 2012, 08:17:11 AM
Incidentalliy, Into the Remote Places was reprinted recently by Mercian Manuals and is still available from them via Amazon, they also print a few other books about cyling legends as well as their main focus which is old car and motorbike books.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/shops/storefront/index.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&sellerID=A2UE2D1419NFSS

Their own website is http://www.mercianmanuals.co.uk/
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on October 13, 2012, 11:26:41 AM
Hi Pete, glad you liked this. It took me back to my childhood as well as being a bike thing.

Dan, what can I say? Your ability to retort with the directly relevant and the tangentially interesting continues to amaze. Thank you so much.

Ian  :)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 13, 2012, 03:30:48 PM
EH what was that you said Ian  ::) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 28, 2012, 03:31:39 AM
Hi All!

Ever wonder how racks are fillet-brazed? How handlebars and such are made? And then heat-treated in post-producton? Take a look at this video showing the inside workings of Nitto:

http://vimeo.com/23907384#

I was astonished at just how quickly drop 'bars are bent...and equally astounded at the mechanical precision of the gentleman carefully placing quill stems in formation on the tabletop after inserting the clamp bolt.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on February 12, 2013, 06:28:55 PM
"Brooks England -- The Blues of an Icon" is a documentary of operations at Brooks that recently came to my attention thanks to David Davies, Forum member and curator of the Tandem Pilots & Stokers group on Facebook.

A very nicely done portrayal of things Brooksian, it is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4n8qkwIElY

I loved the retro-Roadie intro (in authentic recreation) and the saddle riveting caught my eye. As someone who has re-riveted many Brooks covers, I was um, "riveted" to the screen. They're right -- one misplaced hammer blow and the cover is ruined, bruised beyond redemption. Get it right, and the results are sublime. I cheat, using one free hammer to hit another (with softened striking surface) already placed on the rivet. The hard part is constructing a reliable anvil.

A must-see for all Brooks fans, laden with history and inside views of Operations. I think I could look at the rail-former all day, and especially liked the sign by the trimmer's station:

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Qualification for Being a Trimmer:
Grip like a vice
Strength of a "800lb" Gorilla
Stamina of a Viking Rower

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on February 12, 2013, 07:23:06 PM
excellent stuff dan really enjoyed that.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on February 13, 2013, 10:28:28 AM
Well time for me to post this Film about "Tour d'Afrique" 2012!
This is the trip to Africa that I started last year (and almost ended Me  :( ) on the 3rd/4th of Feb this year was my 1st birthday! to be alive is great, to cycle is better  8)
You will see Me at the end of the Film.

http://youtu.be/KSmu4oprXEQ

Pete . . . . .
 :P

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: ianshearin on February 13, 2013, 12:32:40 PM
Enjoyed that thanks Pete,
I was an avid follower of your African trip,  so much so it has inspired me to follow in your footsteps.
Checking your gear on your website was what directed me to Thorn and this website...

Of course that means if anything bad happens, its your fault.... :p
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on February 13, 2013, 05:21:02 PM
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Well time for me to post this Film about "Tour d'Afrique" 2012...
Oh -- How disappointing! Content-blocked in the States, Germany, Asia, according to the message I receive when using various proxies and DNS'.
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This video contains content from SME, UMG, IODA, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), Beggars, UMPG Publishing, The Orchard Music and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
I think it is the music publishers that did it.

Ah, me. Will keep trying, Pete.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on February 14, 2013, 07:36:34 PM
Yeah! A video about Minnesota's gravel-road road race, the Almanzo 100:
http://vimeo.com/47963412#

I love riding road bikes on gravel...always have.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on February 16, 2013, 06:58:34 AM
Oh -- How disappointing! Content-blocked in the States, Germany, Asia, according to the message I receive when using various proxies and DNS'. I think it is the music publishers that did it.

Ah, me. Will keep trying, Pete.

All the best,

Dan.

Hi Dan
Maybe this will work for you and anyone in the US etc?
http://vimeo.com/42884612 (http://vimeo.com/42884612)
Being the same film but loaded up on Vimeo  ;)

Pete . . . . . . . . .
 :P
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on February 16, 2013, 07:42:59 AM
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Maybe this will work for you and anyone in the US etc?
Yes! It surely did, Pete, and good on you for finding it; much appreciated! It gave a much fuller appreciation for the entire event and...

...what you went through as well. Was that you in the Fallen Heroes section, in a hospital bed, wearing a helmet and giving the thumbs-up and victory signs? If so (and I hardly recognized you), the toll it took shows plainly. Very fortunate indeed to still have you with us, my friend. My goodness, you went through the mill on this one, yes indeed.

A very nice portrayal of Tour d'Afrique; a real treat to see, and well worth your effort to find a viewable version for me; thanks Pete!

All the best,

Dan. (...who sure hopes you can get the re-do of your hopes and dreams -- and wishing you a belated Happy ReBirthday)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: il padrone on February 16, 2013, 08:22:01 AM
Well time for me to post this Film about "Tour d'Afrique" 2012!
This is the trip to Africa that I started last year (and almost ended Me  :( ) on the 3rd/4th of Feb this year was my 1st birthday! to be alive is great, to cycle is better  8)
You will see Me at the end of the Film.

One of the guys that runs Tour d'Afrique came to speak at our cycle club meeting and showed a full 1hr 15 video of the tour. It was brilliant, an exceptionally well-made video that showed the huge range of experiences that all the riders faced. The scenery,  the people, the harsh riding on really tough roads, the huge contrasts in lifestyles and experiences were wonderful to see. One of the best travel presentations we've had at our club in the 20 years I have been a member.

Made me want to consider doing such a tour. But the 120kms per day average is not how I'd want to travel through Africa. I value my freedom to travel hard or stop and 'smell the roses' as I wish.



[edit] Kenya photos?? In the video we were shown they over-flew Kenya, from Ethiopia to Tanzania, due to the political turmoil and riots in the country. I was sure he showed us the 2012 ride   ???
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on February 16, 2013, 08:45:11 AM
Hi Dan,
Today at my new part time job  :o  I started thinking that I may have seen it on Vimeo? So on coming home I just looked it up and find it  ;) .
How was that you in the Fallen Heroes section, Yes!
In a hospital bed? No!
I'm the 1st of the Fallen Heroes (?) it was a long way to go for a short (2000km) ride  :-\ .
New part time job  8) working one day on weekends at LBS  :-*
Still working long hours driving a water truck (Offroad watering down the tracks and work sites) on week days until job is finish maybe weeks?

Pete . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 :P
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on February 16, 2013, 09:08:05 AM
One of the guys that runs Tour d'Afrique came to speak at our cycle club meeting and showed a full 1hr 15 video of the tour. It was brilliant, an exceptionally well-made video that showed the huge range of experiences that all the riders faced. The scenery,  the people, the harsh riding on really tough roads, the huge contrasts in lifestyles and experiences were wonderful to see. One of the best travel presentations we've had at our club in the 20 years I have been a member.

Made me want to consider doing such a tour. But the 120kms per day average is not how I'd want to travel through Africa. I value my freedom to travel hard or stop and 'smell the roses' as I wish.



[edit] Kenya photos?? In the video we were shown they over-flew Kenya, from Ethiopia to Tanzania, due to the political turmoil and riots in the country. I was sure he showed us the 2012 ride   ???

Hi TDA looks good up front and on Website  :-\
BUT they just miss out on one thing  ??? Not Being Professional  :(
Because once I got ill they just got me onto the Flying Doctors (that was good) and then No phone calls to me? No email asking if I was OK! or sorry to hear that I was ill? just cut off, No support?
Yes you are right about 130+ km's per day, You miss out on loads of Africa as you race/ride past (and I only ride a small part of the trip) this is why I build up Tom (my Nomad) to go back and solo cycle tour  ;)

Pete . . . . . .
 ::)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on April 16, 2013, 08:33:44 AM
Hi All,
I come across this Film Clip today  :o its a cool one

http://vimeo.com/64075291 (http://vimeo.com/64075291)

Happy Watching

Pete
 ;)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on April 30, 2013, 03:24:26 AM
I came across this Cyclists' Special on youtube and thought it might amuse:
Part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qyz5d3entBw#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qyz5d3entBw#!)
Part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGYngjxJP1I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGYngjxJP1I)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on May 02, 2013, 07:17:02 AM
Here is some very unsafe cycle riding  ::)

http://youtu.be/lnYp4srEooI (http://youtu.be/lnYp4srEooI)

If only I was driving this truck  :o  I would be moving my Right Foot over to the Brake  :o

Fun under you hit the back of the truck  :'(

Pete
 :(

I have just passed my Class 5 which is I can drive Any Truck on the road
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 02, 2013, 07:37:44 AM
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I have just passed my Class 5 which is I can drive Any Truck on the road
Yay! for that and congratulations, Pete! Much rather have you, a cyclist, behind the wheel!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on May 02, 2013, 07:55:34 AM
Ha Ha Dan,

I was once driving a Tour Bus in Europe when there was a small odd noise  ???
I looked in Mirror's All OK, Looked at my Reverse Camera (had just been turning around) to see Three Rollerblader's well they hit the back of My Bus hard  :o After I Braked  :o

My Bus and I were all OK  ::)  and Yes the Rollerblader's were OK too just a little  ??? Sorry

Passages were all Smiling  :)

Pete
 ;)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on May 03, 2013, 11:32:37 PM
Nice French film about an old timer cyclist.
http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/58201809
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 04, 2013, 04:09:54 AM
My! What a terrific find, Rual; very kind of you to share this video of Patrick Plaine with us. I understand the video was made by his niece Anne Plaine Sophie and her friend Murielle Lourenço who accompanied and filmed him for a few days in 2010.

Very sadly, Patrick Plaine is no longer with us. After riding a lifetime distance of 1.7 million kilometers (1.056 milion miles) unassisted and solo, he perished in a road accident while on the bike. He was killed under the wheels of an agricultural machine (backhoe tractor) on 27 November 2012 while still riding his bike at age 70 -- just 10km from home. He never married and had no children, and had only meager finances after retiring early -- yet still accumulated about 40,000km/year. Plaine was primarily a randonneur (translates as "hiker") and raid rider who organized a number of epic routes (patents) for other randonneurs to ride. He was a cycling disciple of Velocio (Paul De Vivie): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Vivie ...and...http://cycling.ahands.org/bicycling/velocio.html

Profile and tributes to Patrick Plaine here in French: http://tignon.andre.free.fr/report.php?id=1480
And GoogleTranslated to English: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftignon.andre.free.fr%2Freport.php%3Fid%3D1480&act=url

Online version of a newspaper story on his fatal accident translated here: See: http://www.sudouest.fr/2012/11/27/bussac-foret-17-mort-sous-les-roues-d-un-engin-agricole-891883-1277.php Translated, the account reads...
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Bussac-Forêt (17) death under the wheels of an agricultural machine

A cyclist died Tuesday 70years under the wheels of an agricultural machine forestry

The accident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the RD145 to Bussac-Forêt, in a long straight line, close to the detention center. A retired 70 years, residing in Montendre riding his bike when he was hit by an agricultural machine forestry, equipped with an articulated arm and shovel at the front. The exact circumstances, we only know that the driver did not see the cyclist who was hit in the head before falling and being caught under the wheels of the vehicle. The driver suffered a screening was negative for alcohol.

An investigation was opened by the police Montendre while the bicycle and the agricultural machine were seized by the prosecution for a number of checks.

The identity of the victim has not been revealed.


Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on May 12, 2013, 01:26:34 PM
Good film about an international group of skateboarders who went to cycle tour in New Zealand's North Island taking in some of the skate parks along the way.
https://vimeo.com/43273929
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on May 13, 2013, 07:43:24 AM
That's one great film about the North Island of NZ
The Boy's being Bad  >:(  No Helmets

But here is a Super Cool Video from out in Space (sorry no cycling)

http://youtu.be/B4olOmOgNn0 (http://youtu.be/B4olOmOgNn0)

Pete  ;D

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: energyman on May 13, 2013, 09:28:23 PM
Yes - it is the coolest video ever made. :)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on May 13, 2013, 10:00:49 PM
Fantastic Pete been watching it most of the day .must get my guitar out and learn that song ,bowie is well chuffed.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 17, 2013, 10:15:37 PM
Hi All!

I happened to pass by the bulletin board in the local Fred Meyer (an Oregon-based one-stop grocery, clothing, furnishings and home store) yesterday and a flyer caught my eye (it had bicycles on it; of course it caught my eye...), advertising an airing of Within Reach, a documentary on one couple's bicycle journey across the US in search of the "perfect" sustainable community for their needs. The trailer and more information about their journey is online here: http://withinreachmovie.com/home.shtml

Sustainable communities are the dream lifestyle for some people, and are probably the ultimate expression of a Utopian "live locally" commons/communal lifestyle.

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, my part of Oregon was at the heart of the larger "Back to the Earth" movement on the West Coast, and a number of communes were established. These went largely by the wayside at the end of the '70s, but I see a "deliberate effort at communal living" is about to be sited within a mile of my home, and a number of sustainable communities are already (re)established well within a day's cycle ride of where I live, according to this movie's website. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. In the past, such noble efforts have fallen victim to free-ridership, defections resulting in the tragedy of the Commons ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons ), and a vague sort of ennui before collapsing. At the other extreme, Oregon has seen what can occur when such visions become twisted and develop into something like Rajneeshpuram ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneeshpuram ), so I remain wary of such efforts even as they hold a bit of appeal.

I seem to be too independent for such a lifestyle, but the trailer looks interesting and involves cycling.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on May 21, 2013, 02:54:05 AM
Hi All,

I need help? I'm looking to move to Dunedin (New Zealand)

Why?

Because I need to go Train Drafting  :'(

http://youtu.be/TjPNwsiyX3Y (http://youtu.be/TjPNwsiyX3Y)

I need Help? No cycle Touring for me! I can only see TD


Pete   :-*

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on May 21, 2013, 03:04:25 AM
Dogs, kids, joggers = speed bumps to TD'ing...! ;D

I spent a good part of my undergraduate uni bike commuting years side-drafting city buses down Franklin Boulevard here in Eugene.

Best,

Dan. (...who, looking back, wonders at still Being Here)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on May 22, 2013, 10:05:58 PM
I have to go back to Morocco again, I 1st was in Morocco in 1993 as a Back up Overland Driver/Cook (Cook?)
When I was there I was just thinking how cool it would be to Cycle Tour in my own time. :-)
A must watch..



http://vimeo.com/jbdodane/cycling-morocco (http://vimeo.com/jbdodane/cycling-morocco)

Pete   8)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on May 22, 2013, 11:49:43 PM
Back in the day, I knew guys on already-fast 250 cc motorcycles who used to draft Greyhounds (the buses, not the dogs) to save gas -- they'd get 120 mpg at 65 - 70 mph, as those measures were in those days.  They'd just tick in behind the bus, a yard or two back of the bumper, away from the exhaust.  Don't know any of them now ...

Pete, do people queue in NZ to enter the annual Darwin awards?

J.

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on June 22, 2013, 09:06:09 AM
Hi All
Here is One Cool Cycling Show
  ;D Danny MacAskill as a Kid Playing with His Toy's! a Must Watch!

http://youtu.be/Sv3xVOs7_No (http://youtu.be/Sv3xVOs7_No)

I Think You All Will Love It  :P

Pete . . . . . .  8)


Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: ianshearin on June 22, 2013, 09:20:53 AM
Geez, that was incredible....... :o
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on June 23, 2013, 05:04:37 AM
Seeing the out takes at the end I'm not supprised that he had to have surgery on his back, though I'm not sure if it was before or after filming this. He's something else eh.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on June 23, 2013, 07:20:37 AM
Seeing the out takes at the end I'm not supprised that he had to have surgery on his back, though I'm not sure if it was before or after filming this. He's something else eh.

Hi it was from before this filming, He had time to think this up when recovering.

 ;D

Pete
 8)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on June 23, 2013, 12:55:18 PM
http://www.howtolivealifeofadventure.com/
reading the latest blog from two guys i know cycling across America they just have met up with this guy.
wonder do ther realize the company there in . ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on June 24, 2013, 09:48:19 PM
How a pro cyclist car-tops a bike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3nu5PkoyLc&feature=player_embedded

Yikes.  :o

Best,

Dan. (...who is still looking for the expected crease in the bonnet)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on June 25, 2013, 12:12:32 AM
Hi Dan,
That is So Cool :o i'm on my way out to try it on a friends Car  :-*

Pete

I may put on my pads 1st

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on June 25, 2013, 12:38:35 AM
Quote
I may put on my pads 1st
You may need them after your friend sees his car...!  :o ;D

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on June 25, 2013, 01:06:02 AM
You may need them after your friend sees his car...!  :o ;D

Best,

Dan.

Hi Dan!
Ha Ha Ha  ;D

No it was Not Me!

Pete


Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on July 02, 2013, 06:32:16 AM
Hi All,
Here is a good short film made but Russ and Laura (http://pathlesspedaled.com/ (http://pathlesspedaled.com/)) when they cycle toured in New Zealand. The main thing is they got to talk to some of the people that got the NZ cycle trails going http://www.nzcycletrail.com/ (http://www.nzcycletrail.com/).
A must do (and the only way to see the NZ that I love) come on down to Godzone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God's_Own_Country (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God's_Own_Country).

http://vimeo.com/35419872 (http://vimeo.com/35419872)

Pete  8)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on July 02, 2013, 06:38:01 AM
Hi All!

Phil White of Cervélo explains how carbon fiber goes into making one of "those" frames, from the importance of directionality and layup to the differences that result from stiffness versus strength.
http://www.bicycling.com/video/what-carbon-fiber#/video/all/created/d/1?cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Bicycling-_-Content-Video-_-carbon-fiber
Thorns use steel, but on occasion, someone will fit a carbon fork, and it is interesting to see what goes into the science and mechanics behind it.

Best.

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on July 13, 2013, 11:24:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2s02of9ReM&list=PL7FCF1C1F9EEFB699
check out guy at around 7 minutes. ::)
at 6min.49sec he mentions his thorn. ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on July 14, 2013, 11:17:01 AM
Cool
Make's me start to think about Building my own frame's again  :-*

Thanks  8)

Pete  8)


Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on August 25, 2013, 06:52:25 AM
Well after watching this I'm thinking to cut out riding in the USA! it looks dangerous to ride my Tom there with all my bags I'll be flying over the bars all the time  ???

http://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ (http://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ)

Only in the USA ???

Pete

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on August 25, 2013, 07:22:08 AM
Hi Pete!

I spent the day on a bike running errands and chasing parts to make the special tool I need to do some maintenance work on the car, and so spent a lot of time between two towns on the bike lanes of Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. For fun, I took the 43 year-old Raleigh Gran Sports that looks like the photographic positive to the Nomad's negative -- it is all white with silver components compared to the Nomad's black-on-black Batman color scheme. Triple Stronglight 99bis drilled chainrings and the only accessories a Silca Impero pump with Campy steel head, tiny underseat bag, Bluemel's Popular mudgards and a Blackburn FastRack (like a Tubus Fly in alu rod) and a basic computer, which I left home. Oh! And a T/A Ergal alloy bottle cage. The tires were 27" Avocet Duros. Didn't dare park the Nomad and leave it where I needed to go; it -- or substantial pieces of it -- wouldn't have been there on my return. A shame, really.

Boy! It's much better here than in NYC and many other places, but it also requires some real vigilance while riding the on-street bike lanes. Lots of broken glass today,a nd some metal bits from collisions. Strange routings, too. For example, when I got into Springfield on Centennial Boulevard, the bike lane kept disappearing to make way for a left-turn lane for oncoming traffic. Apparently, bike traffic was supposed to simply vanish at those points. Yesterday, coming over Chambers Street overpass on my way home from the steel supplier, I heard a crunch just a meter or so off my left hip; the car there had just been rear-ended by another, and the glass from the headlights hit the bike lane just behind me.

Since working at home, I no longer commute in rush-hour traffic as I once regularly did, and it was interesting being back in the mix. There is a sort of bike messenger hyper-vigilence that obtains, and it surely kept me alert. Usually, I'm in traffic only in transit-connects for my day rides out in the countryside or for tours, so it was like riding in the MixMaster today. Brought me back to my uni days when I used to side-draft buses (ride in their bow-wake) and so make each commute a time-trial of sorts.  Whew.

Are conditions kinder when riding in Taupo proper?

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on September 30, 2013, 06:38:59 PM
Hi All!

A wonderful look at the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix using a close-up view taken by high-speed camera here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3QSpuhIQg1A

My favorite part starts at 1:20 and runs to 2:18, where you can see the effects of the cobbles-induced vibration on musculature and drivetrain. If you've ever wondered how you got that "snakebite" pinch-caused flat tire, this will show the "why". Same for those chain-caused chips in the right chainstay.

Good stuff, almost poetic.

Best,

Dan.
Title: excellent vimeo.
Post by: jags on October 11, 2013, 01:19:24 AM
http://vimeo.com/69045994
sure hope this link works as this guy is fantastic awesome totally mental
hope you lot enjoy it make your self a nice mug of coffee sit back and enjoy.

its called The Road from Karakol.

[Link, film title corrected by Dan]
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: JimK on October 11, 2013, 04:56:02 AM
that is just nuts!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: il padrone on October 12, 2013, 12:07:52 AM
Yep, nuts alright  :o
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 12, 2013, 11:08:11 AM
i agree but got to admit it was some adventure he took on. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on October 18, 2013, 11:26:19 AM
Hi All,
This is a sport that I started riding in 2004
One Wheel Offroad = Muni

http://vimeo.com/77156452 (http://vimeo.com/77156452)

Pete    :-*
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 18, 2013, 11:54:37 AM
Ah NO sorry man should have been left in the circus ring ::)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: NZPeterG on October 20, 2013, 10:36:55 AM
Ah NO sorry man should have been left in the circus ring ::)

Do you say this because you can not ride one?

I have only rode Offroad on one wheel its fun

Pete
Title: Cycling India
Post by: onrbikes on October 20, 2013, 11:07:38 AM
I apologize if this is in the thread already, but its my favourite
I googled cycling Varanasi

If you've never been to India, this is what its really like. We've been there too but its not us,
but can oh so much relate.

It has everything, horn honking, cows and staring men.
Short and sweet. 120 seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElnMXSzIdvw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElnMXSzIdvw)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 20, 2013, 06:49:55 PM
My, Fred, watching this video of Varanasi, I keep thinking...what about the folks who live there, and have to commute in such conditions every.single.day. There were so many very close calls in that two minute running time, and it never got better. I can't really imagine how the two riders managed to avoid getting separated in all of that. Very eye-opening and -- yes! -- fascinating as a tour location.

Thanks for the link!

Best,

Dan.
Title: Cycling India
Post by: onrbikes on October 20, 2013, 09:39:14 PM
Thats the technique we also use in India, and other congested cities.
After making a plan and giving clear instructions, my wife would be in front, as it would be easier for me to watch her and keep up.
 Being taller helps as I can see further.

Its a lot scarier as you see how close everything comes to the other person.
Saying that though, India as in other similar places, drivers tend to be more forgiving and have a rule of their own. 

We both carry a compass and I tell to keep heading north  with no turns no matter how big the intersection.

Gotta watch the rogue cows. They can be the wild card in the traffic.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on November 25, 2013, 08:39:18 PM
Series of short films from The Open University on the history of various aspects of bike design
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rLdu0AIgHA&list=PLhQpDGfX5e7CkFmNjuwdPjNAmZm6xyCMi
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: FrogPrince on November 25, 2013, 09:45:15 PM
.............nice  :)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on December 06, 2013, 01:44:47 AM
Hi All!

To see why I value my low gears, go to the 22:00 mark of this video for proof Oregon is not all flat:
http://watch.opb.org/video/1328929107/

31% grades on portions of this paved ride, about what I encounter on my favorite logging roads here'bouts.

35 years ago, I mapped a similar ride for Eugene.

Best,

Dan. (...who's training to race Andre up his steep Irish driveway, but might still lose to the man from West Cork)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: JimK on December 06, 2013, 05:43:22 AM
Thanks for that, Dan! I lived just west of Portland for 11 years. I used to walk a lot of those hills regularly. A few of the staircases showed up in the video. Extremely tough biking!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on December 06, 2013, 11:19:20 AM
Eeh, most of those Oregon folk just need practical gearing.......the Emperor's new compact double ::)

This is fun:

Tandem and trailer racing in wartime.  Courtesy of Jan Heine's blog  http://janheine.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/cycling-under-the-german-occupation/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKHz7wOjb9w   the full length film is worth a look too.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdlpJqHxLxk

Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: il padrone on December 06, 2013, 12:48:57 PM
When it comes to steep roads, Baldwin St in Dunedin, NZ (http://youtu.be/KxWd8sklUlg) has the Guiness Book of Records entry as the steepest in the world - 35% I believe.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/House_at_Baldwin_Street.JPG/640px-House_at_Baldwin_Street.JPG)

Riding a bike up it - http://youtu.be/v_nVv-1Gtgw
Baldwin Street Jaffa race - http://youtu.be/BWDgsBRqGWM  ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: il padrone on December 06, 2013, 12:51:55 PM
Hi All!

To see why I value my low gears, go to the 22:00 mark of this video for proof Oregon is not all flat:
http://watch.opb.org/video/1328929107/


Bet that guy climbing the steep grade at 25:40 is a bit embarassed about his knicks  :D :P
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 06, 2013, 04:36:10 PM
When it comes to steep roads, Baldwin St in Dunedin, NZ (http://youtu.be/KxWd8sklUlg) has the Guiness Book of Records entry as the steepest in the world - 35% I believe.

Steepest street, rather than road, I managed to cycle about two thirds of the way up before coming to a standstill.
Really hard to keep the front wheel on the ground unless you put a lot of weight on the bars, and if you do that you lose traction at the rear wheel!

Interestingly, the surface is concrete rather than tarmac like all the other streets in the area, either because tarmac would gradually flow downhill on that gradient or for better grip in icy conditions?
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: StuntPilot on December 06, 2013, 09:34:17 PM
There is a bike parked outside that house ... maybe you could ask his or her technique in reaching home each day! Some climb to end your cycle run! :o
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on December 07, 2013, 10:14:57 AM
Heartstopper!

Eskil Ronningsbakken iding a bike backwards at 80 km/h Trollstigen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QNdx2hs0n4&feature=player_embedded

Here's another of his bicycle-related feats...
World record riding backwards nonstop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfzcgxAigIQ

Eskil is no stranger to balancing...himself, things, whatever.
Compilation teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsp-ScIVQtY
Website homepage: http://globalbalancing.com/#!/page_main
YouTube homepage: http://www.youtube.com/user/globalbalancing/featured
YouTube video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/globalbalancing/videos

Best,

Dan. (...who is still shaking his head over this one)
Title: How Do You Get Off That Thing?: Bobby Gadda at TEDxUCLA
Post by: Aushiker on December 12, 2013, 03:56:28 PM
Sorry don't know how to embedded videos but I thought this TedX might be of interest ...

http://youtu.be/WcdA4D9IyLM

Andrew
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on December 12, 2013, 09:10:48 PM
Terrific video, Andrew; very thoughtful of you to post it. Moved it here so it could be with the other videos, like with like.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Aushiker on December 13, 2013, 02:07:28 PM
Terrific video, Andrew; very thoughtful of you to post it. Moved it here so it could be with the other videos, like with like.

Thanks. Sorry I missed this existing thread.

Andrew
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on December 14, 2013, 03:39:05 AM
More amazing bike handling skills:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhabgvIIXik#t=336
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 14, 2013, 09:44:47 PM
Good quality film from Hannah Barnes (http://www.hannahbarnes.co.uk/) mountain biking in northwest Scotland, great scenery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx3PjkrRxo4
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on January 01, 2014, 09:22:42 PM
Hopefully he will try for 200mph  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT0eJXtrwHg
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 01, 2014, 10:35:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oupZZwTVmg.just finished watching this fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 01, 2014, 10:39:32 PM
Hopefully he will try for 200mph  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT0eJXtrwHg

very good the guy is slightly touched me thinks. ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on January 03, 2014, 06:36:01 PM
very good the guy is slightly touched me thinks. ;D

He's well know for it in the motorcycling world, though maybe not quite touched enough as he's still to win a TT at the Isle of Man.   :)
Title: great film
Post by: jags on January 10, 2014, 10:25:30 PM
this is great  take a look well worth it,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QjhGr73Ns
enjoy
jags.
Title: Re: great film
Post by: macspud on January 11, 2014, 07:41:22 AM
this is great  take a look well worth it,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QjhGr73Ns
enjoy
jags.
Excellent, I enjoyed that jags, after reading the comments I ended up watching "The Bike Brothers"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNsQpCL8LY
And then "Framed for Success?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL25BYkA6Xw
I think that's me had my fix of cycling videos for today now.  ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on January 11, 2014, 10:18:59 PM

Short and sweet inspiration in this film about Northern Europe.   http://vimeo.com/51616600

I want to go back to Norway  :)

Ian
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 12, 2014, 12:30:02 AM
Bloke in Tasmania building frames and bikes, specialising in Rohloff equipped tourers,
http://vimeo.com/81976913
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 12, 2014, 12:44:00 AM
well that passed a few hours for me great stuff.love to have spend time with those taylor boys. ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: cycling4chapatis on January 12, 2014, 03:55:29 AM
Just finished watching Janapar, the "Tom's bike trip" docu. Apart from vimeo being a pain to load (ending up downloading it with a bog standard flash video downloader for firefox - on the third attempt), quite enjoyable and sweet.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 12, 2014, 01:41:03 PM
is that the guy who met and fell madly in love,did he marry that girl or what.
i lost intrest when i seen it on utube it was like watching a good movie and then a woman arrears from nowhere and spoils the whole plot.all lovey duvey hate that stuff. ::)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: brummie on January 12, 2014, 06:49:15 PM
Yes, he did marry 'the girl in question' - Living together in deepest Cumbria last I heard.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on January 12, 2014, 10:26:55 PM
Hi All!

Bike designer Mike Burrows has made a number of videos relisted by American publication Bicycling magazine on their website. All are interesting or thought-provoking in some way, and include:

• What's the best frame material?
http://www.bicycling.com/video/whats-best-bike-frame-material#/video/all/created/d/1
• Does shaving your legs make you faster?
http://www.bicycling.com/video/does-shaving-your-legs-make-you-faster#/video/all/created/d/1
• Why are bike forks angled?
http://www.bicycling.com/video/why-are-bike-forks-angled#/video/all/created/d/1
• Do bike wheels affect comfort?
http://www.bicycling.com/video/do-bike-wheels-affect-ride-comfort#/video/all/created/d/1

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: brummie on January 29, 2014, 10:17:54 PM
Now heading towards Oz on a Thorn tandem... Great film of the McNeils on the Pamir Highway ( Anyone know who the Yellow Thorn Nomad rider en route is? )
http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/84194153 (http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/84194153)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 31, 2014, 04:55:00 PM
Film of old Raleigh factory from 1940's
http://vimeo.com/39401575
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on February 02, 2014, 06:26:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOnT0APHABc

cool kinds dude but shows america at its best stunning scenery. 8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: brummie on February 02, 2014, 08:51:01 PM
One from our forum? John O Groats to Lands End:

http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/85578529 (http://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/85578529)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on February 16, 2014, 07:49:09 PM
Not cycling but if you guys like all thinks american especially blue grass music your gonna enjoy this movie.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXh8SDp0H-E

jags
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on March 01, 2014, 12:24:35 AM
here it is lads the full movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccSP-ERpY2E

enjoy.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 01, 2014, 02:23:08 AM
Thanks for that, Anto!

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on July 22, 2014, 11:39:34 PM

 A bike tuning short film http://vimeo.com/83958475
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 09, 2014, 03:56:41 PM
this is very good my sons mother in law sent me this just noe.her buddy moved there.anyway ;D ;D

http://vimeo.com/102315188.



jags
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on August 09, 2014, 09:31:16 PM
Excellent!

Thanks Anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 09, 2014, 10:52:10 PM
Welcome Ian some country aint it.
 ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 13, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha4nm8R34UQ..
so anyone know this guy.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 02, 2014, 07:33:23 PM
Hi All!

Here's to 7 minutes, 39 seconds of productivity killed for today; Danny Macaskill is back at it. ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 02, 2014, 08:19:14 PM
sure theres something wrong with that fella ,not right in the head.


jags
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: il padrone on October 02, 2014, 11:12:51 PM
Quite an empowering and entertaining movie that we saw earlier this year - Wadjda (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2258858/)

(http://www.sheilahanlon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Wadjda.jpg)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: triaesthete on October 03, 2014, 08:48:25 PM

 Danny Macaskill rides down a hill in Skye and crashes into a fence:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ_IQS3VKjA#t=27

epic even by his standards!  8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Going Troppo on November 12, 2014, 02:37:39 PM
I don't think this one's been mentioned:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_It
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 22, 2014, 12:19:56 AM
just finished watching this epic well worth a watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW9RbrV7PNE
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 07, 2015, 01:24:52 AM
Watched this tonight, 1989 doco from the Channel 4 series Equinox.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QjhGr73Ns
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on January 07, 2015, 04:17:04 AM
*Very* nice, Rual. Especially enjoyed seeing the cro-mo tubing formed and cold-worked at Columbus.

Terrific find, nicely shared...as are all of these.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Relayer on January 18, 2015, 09:00:32 AM
Now, this guy is mental!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0wAPztOO2U&feature=youtu.be

Cool bike though, but better in black ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 18, 2015, 09:14:30 PM
Seen it before Jim but well worth a second look.
mental is right how would a fella get his round a tour like that.
still he met some very interesting  people in the back woods  ;D ;D.


anto.
any snow in your part of the world. jim.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on March 13, 2015, 09:30:32 AM
Hi All!

Most roads have a white line...but they don't look like this one...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzhlDnTv0pc
..and from a rider's point of view...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYlI1hLDBbY
Not quite as steep as it looks from the drone...but I wouldn't want to do it.

Best,

Dan. (...who thinks _White Line Fever_ was not just a movie title)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on April 04, 2015, 04:06:04 PM
not touring but a super film well worth the watch enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdCh555uBX8.


anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on April 04, 2015, 07:59:32 PM
Guiseppe Marinoni is a frame-builder, born in Italy but living & working in Montreal since forever.  There's a doccie about him & his frames, "Marinoni:  The Fire in the Frame", which is now being shown across Canada in March & April, after its premiere at Toronto's Hot Docs festival last year. 

Here's the link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-nZgOQk_EE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-nZgOQk_EE)   He does what even the great Merckx did not -- go for the one-hour age-group record at 75.  Review to follow, I hope.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on April 04, 2015, 08:09:02 PM
oh wow love to see that film thanks john.

jags.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on April 21, 2015, 07:47:54 PM
this is good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa_28YltsuY
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 23, 2015, 10:36:29 PM
Don't mess with these Moms from Japan! They have mad skills for riding bikes downhill...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f7Ad-XpbnY

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on April 28, 2015, 05:04:28 AM
When you're asleep, your bikes go out to play.  ;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtqnbObhbA&feature=youtu.be

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on April 28, 2015, 12:18:02 PM
 ;D  deadly i like that.


anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Slammin Sammy on April 30, 2015, 07:22:02 PM
When you're asleep, your bikes go out to play.  ;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtqnbObhbA&feature=youtu.be

Best,

Dan.

That's so cool! How do they do it?

I want the full length version. All that riding, and I didn't even raise a sweat!  :)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: David Simpson on April 30, 2015, 07:28:55 PM
When you're asleep, your bikes go out to play.  ;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_wtqnbObhbA&feature=youtu.be

Best,

Dan.

Cool video. Most of those scenes were filmed around Vancouver. I recognize some of those places.

-Dave
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on May 05, 2015, 02:40:51 PM
American nomads not cycling but a great look at america.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QKbIb8wcz0
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on May 09, 2015, 11:37:03 PM
Nice short film by Alastair Humphreys bikepacking to some of Scotland's great bothys.
https://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/126241724/
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on July 13, 2015, 08:58:34 PM
Boy! It sure is a sad thing to run out of air -- and altitude:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPmjxkNRmA&feature=youtu.be

I have to admit, in this case I'd look at the unsuccessful attempts and figure "Eh -- not worth it" and walk away with my bones intact.

Lot of points for fearless determination and some mad skills, though.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on July 13, 2015, 11:36:34 PM
Mental stuff.
 ::)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on July 14, 2015, 06:42:40 AM
Ah! To be "Richard" for a day (and to enjoy a TdF-inspired prank like this)!
https://video.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11658785_1090512827625632_77664318_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjEzMzksInJsYSI6MzM1MX0%3D&rl=1339&vabr=744&oh=51c02a07074f5e2448579ee6e8abc217&oe=55A4CA7E

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on July 28, 2015, 03:26:25 PM
at last  the reply button was fixed. 8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on July 31, 2015, 08:39:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-MdhZSPm4YKDGOZmm1urqZzd15MYMYu
On bike GoPro videos from every stage of the Tour de France
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on August 05, 2015, 10:53:53 AM
For those in the UK or otherwise able to access BBC iPlayer, good documentary on last night about Paralympian David Smith and his efforts to recover from spinal tumour surgery, culminating in cycling up Mont Ventoux three times in one day.
Available on iPlayer here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b064k1q5/dead-man-cycling
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 20, 2015, 06:55:03 PM
Andre will love this movie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq7CqhbzPUs#t=17
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: High Moors Drifter on August 20, 2015, 09:34:16 PM
Anto.

Enjoyed the film, where do you find them. I've spent many an enjoyable evening watching the films on this thread.

Id.

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 21, 2015, 02:26:26 PM
Utube is your friend ID ,im not a telly lover so i go hunting for things i like to watch mostly cycle related but yeah often come across gems like that one, glad u enjoyed.


anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 21, 2015, 04:07:42 PM
Heres another crackin film if u haven't seen it it's well worth a watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALNsQpCL8LY

anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on August 21, 2015, 04:20:46 PM
excellent  film  if you want to build a bike from scratch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9c_ftbdc9E
anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: High Moors Drifter on August 21, 2015, 09:43:39 PM
Anto.

Thanks, another enjoyable evening. Like you I'd rather watch these than the TV. I liked the section in the first film with the drawing board, it reminded me of when I started in a drawing office at 16 as a trainee draughtsman many years ago, now it's all cad which I must admit is quicker especially if the drawing needs revising.

Id

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on August 22, 2015, 01:40:57 AM
Quote
Thanks, another enjoyable evening. Like you I'd rather watch these than the TV.
It is possible to watch these on TV if you...

1) Have a "Smart" (Internet-enabled) television
...or...
2) Have a plug-in gadget to make your present television Internet-enabled. These can be standalone units (Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, or AppleTV and others), or integrated with peripherals, like Blu-Ray players. Most of these gadgets will upscale, so even videos uploaded to YouTube in lower resolution will look better in HD or UHD.

Viewing YouTube videos on television does make for a very "TV-like" experience compared to seeing them on a computer monitor or smartphone.

For those interested in cycle-touring videos, a rich resource is available on Vimeo, as described here:
http://thorncyclesforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5021.0

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on September 01, 2015, 04:57:37 AM
This documentary is well worth a watch: Dead Man Cycling

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b064k1q5/dead-man-cycling

It's only available on iplayer until 10pm Thursday 03/09/15

The BBC program description:

Gold medal-winning Paralympian David Smith has faced many struggles in his life and career. The professional karate champion, athlete, bobsleigh brakeman, rower and now cyclist faces the biggest battle - for his life.

David Smith was born with clubfoot and came close to having his feet amputated at birth. After spending his first three years learning to walk in special boots and plaster casts, a career in Olympic sport seemed doubtful. However, that was just a hurdle he needed to get over and it was not going to hold him back.

David from Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, is nothing if not determined. Despite his disability, he has succeeded in following his sporting dream first representing the UK at karate, Scotland at athletics and the UK at bobsleigh before deciding that rowing offered him the best possible chance of living his dream of Paralympic stardom.

However, nine months before London, David was diagnosed with a rare tumour on his spinal column and battled to regain fitness after life threatening surgery. Determined to win gold again, this time in cycling in Rio, David received devastating news that the tumour had returned and another battle against the potentially lethal illness started.

Dead Man Cycling follows David over the 18 months before, during and after his second spinal surgery. It is an emotional story of David's sheer inner strength and utter determination as he fights to live and ultimately regain fitness.

Never known to do anything by halves, David sets himself the seemingly impossible goal of attempting to cycle one of the world's most notorious cycling climbs - Mont Ventoux. Not once, but three times in a day - all just six months post-surgery. But, will the Dead Man Cycling make it?

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on September 01, 2015, 08:02:28 AM
Posted about that one a month ago macspud.

For those in the UK or otherwise able to access BBC iPlayer, good documentary on last night about Paralympian David Smith and his efforts to recover from spinal tumour surgery, culminating in cycling up Mont Ventoux three times in one day.
Available on iPlayer here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b064k1q5/dead-man-cycling
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on September 02, 2015, 04:50:09 AM
Ah yes, I missed that post. It doesn't hurt to have a reminder while it's still available though.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on November 08, 2015, 09:39:25 PM
Hi All!

This seems a terrible idea, bicycle-touring through Chernobyl and drinking the water(!) :o :P
http://www.bicycling.com/culture/art/watch-lucas-brunelle-rides-through-radioactive-chernobyl?cid=soc_BICYCLING%20magazine%20-%20bicyclingmag_FBPAGE_Bicycling__
More here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lucas+brunelle+goes+to+chernobyl

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 10, 2015, 06:03:27 PM
Dan i posted a film months ago of an old french  audax rider cant think of the name  his first name was patrick i say was because he was killed while out cycling......

any idea where it is.
i checked this thread but no luck.

anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on November 10, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
Quote
Dan i posted a film months ago of an old french  audax rider cant think of the name  his first name was patrick i say was because he was killed while out cycling......

any idea where it is.
i checked this thread but no luck.
I remember it, Anto.

To find it, try this:

1) Go to the top-level of the Forum, the page you see that displays all the boards when it first opens. [If you want to search a specific board, then do the following from within that board.]
2) Under your profile at the top-left of the screen, click on the word "SEARCH". This will bring up the Advanced Search. This will allow you to do a more specific search than the Search box in the upper-right corner, which is the "simple search" option.
3) In the "SEARCH FOR" box, enter either "YouTube" or "Vimeo" (no quotes, try it first with one, then the other). In the "BY USER" box, enter "Jags" (no quotes).

The results will bring up all the YouTube and Vimeo videos you have linked to in all your Forum posts to date. Just go down the list, and it it should be in there unless the video was hosted somewhere other than YouTube or Vimeo.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on November 10, 2015, 07:27:14 PM
Jags, was it Patrick Plaine? https://vimeo.com/58201809
Great film, think I posted it on here a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 10, 2015, 07:31:03 PM
Thanks Dan,
Rual spot on thanks a million i have the cuppa in front of me so i'll watch it again. ;)


anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 11, 2015, 07:03:04 PM
Not specifically cycling related but BBC Scotland documentary on the work of the Mountain Bothies Assosciation is available on BBC Iplayer now for the next month. Not sure how the overseas forum members would be able to access it though.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06s1762
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 11, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
Ah no available here Rual mores the pity.
still i think i'll have yet another look at patrick  me wee french buddy.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 08, 2016, 08:13:40 PM
Nice three part doco from BBC Alba available on iplayer (well, part one is, parts two and three still to be broadcast), two female mountain bikers from South Uist cycling the length of the western isles on and off road.
In Gaelic with english subtitles
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06w1n0r/episodes/guide
Non UK residents will have to find a workaround to access iplayer, I believe there are a couple of ways of doing this.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: in4 on January 08, 2016, 09:00:06 PM
Fabulous and I'm loving the Gaelic too; so onomatopoeic with the odd bit of English thrown in too!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on March 02, 2016, 04:37:39 PM
Anyone roasted a whole chicken on a Trangia burner?
The producer of the Firebox stove range does a good job in this video using a trangia burner inside his Firebox Nano stove and a Zebra billy pot as a camp oven. He has other videos baking bread etc using the same oven concept.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBQqOL7Ohyc
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: in4 on March 02, 2016, 05:04:51 PM
I do like that little table he has. I'm not sure I'd cook a chicken whole; far better to cut it into smaller pieces and personally I'd forget all about the salt brine etc. A litttle rapeseed oil and some cajun/jamaica jerk seasoning would suit me fine. Sure presses my hunger button regardless.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on August 20, 2016, 09:55:09 PM
Those with access to the BBC iPlayer might be interested in the latest 'Inside the Factory' documentary which visited the Brompton factory and followed the production of a Brompton bike, with a side visit to Brooks to see the saddle being made.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07pmyd6/inside-the-factory-series-2-4-bicycles
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on August 23, 2016, 10:20:19 PM
Nice high quality short film of fat bike bikepacking and packrafting in north west Scotland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB7i2T0JBIE&app=desktop
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 12, 2016, 08:32:37 PM
heres another good one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZhQ73t2NhM
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 16, 2016, 03:07:29 PM
another good one from Audax man Damon Peacock.

jags.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on November 27, 2016, 04:29:18 PM
just watched this pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VatNDT3ImHc

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 16, 2016, 09:59:43 PM
This is brilliant .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkzdYW4H0jA
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 19, 2016, 11:25:52 PM
https://rouleur.cc/editorial/sean-kelly-poggio/
PURE CLASS
WATCH THE VIDEO.

ANTO
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on December 20, 2016, 02:04:46 AM
A great ride by your man, there, Anto :-)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 20, 2016, 11:14:08 AM
lovely guy super cyclist that was one of the great classic he won argintin nearly s..t bricks when he turned and seen who was chaseing him down game over .


anto
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on December 20, 2016, 03:15:27 PM
I have a friend and colleague by the same name in Halifax, wonderful man, & he rides a bike too, but he's not the SK. I asked him once if he was related and to his credit he knew about his namesake, and admitted that it was all just a coincidence.

(That sort of thing happens, y'know: My maternal grandfather's name was Robert Burns. Hearing that, people sometimes say, "The Robert Burns?" To which I say, "Well, far as I'm concerned, he was the Robert Burns.")
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 20, 2016, 05:52:24 PM
kelly is the most common name in Ireland or so i'm told.
he was as hard as nails SK through his youth and cycling career ,i
 met him once after he won the nissan classic i think he rode the fastest time trial ever on that tour, started from his own town carric on suir  actually from the Sean Kelly Square obviously named after him 45mph from carric to clonmel animal on a bike gentleman off it.



anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: dc on December 20, 2016, 07:25:53 PM
https://youtu.be/258PBJTV2iE

I don't often post on the forum but this utube film is well worth watching about cycle cross in the sixties.  The cyclists in those days were men of steel both frames and character.  Regards Dermot
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 20, 2016, 07:50:10 PM
dc just shared this with my buddy he does a lot of cyclocross  tough sport for sure.

jags.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 30, 2016, 08:12:06 PM
Just came across this Reelhouse website today with loads of adventure films including a cycling section, long and short, most have to be paid for but some free too.
https://www.reelhouse.org/discover/lists/cycling
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on January 12, 2017, 06:50:34 PM
A fun video showing guys trying to free a fat-tired bike from an electric fence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUL56vrK75I

I liked the comment by one of the participants: "It's only a little electric --- Zzzzappp!"  ;D

Language advisory, as could be expected.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on February 05, 2017, 09:54:13 PM
The British Film Institute (BFI) has a fine collection of old cycling films of various lengths and subjects.
If you are outside the UK though you will have to find a way around the geographic restrictions, VPN maybe?
http://player.bfi.org.uk/search/?q=Cycling
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on February 11, 2017, 11:33:21 PM
This isn't a cycling film, but is worth a watch if interested in walking, the British countryside, a bit of geology, and bothies.
Bloke walks length of Britain and back, visiting all 123 (or so) bothies, putting up hooks to hang stuff up on.
The Scottish part is the best, naturally.  ;D
https://youtu.be/yesqy-8gIYY
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on February 12, 2017, 12:10:28 AM
Bicycle the Film, doco about the bike

https://youtu.be/cMiNdAMIqjk
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on February 12, 2017, 12:42:36 AM
Thanks for this, Rual -- you're such a good source for the vids!

The opening moment called to mind a conversation I had some months back: I was visiting a friend who's shut in with a serious case of Parkinsons. He's in his mid-late 70's, and not long ago was very active. (He was a keen motorcyclist, rebuilding Indian V-twins.)  I was leaving his flat, a bit subdued, and stepped into the lift with my cycling helmet under my arm.

I was greeted by a very trim and cheerful woman in (I'd guess) her early '80's. She looked at my kit and said, with a touch of BBC Southern in her accent, "Oh, you're cycling. Where are you going?"  I said, "Just around the neighbourhood--I use the bike around the city, though I do longer journeys as well."

Then she said, "I don't ride these days, but I used to ride a lot. On the bike, it's like you're always on holiday."  On the bike, it's like you're always on holiday.  Jeez, I thought, I'll be happy to  have her outlook on life in 12-15 years.  I keep her words tucked away in my head, partly as a reminder of how fortunate we are to be able to ride these delightful machines.

Cheers,  John
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: RonS on February 12, 2017, 01:08:13 AM
"Inspired to Ride" follows the riders of the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, from Astoria OR, USA to Yorktown VA. 4228mi

Two of the finishers were round the world record holders. One of them learned to ride a bike by cycling around the world!

There were also "normal" people in the race. And some who weren't really "racing". The 25th place finisher ( last one not to DNF ) took just over three months longer than the first place finisher.

I watched on Netflix but I'm sure it's available from several sources.

"The Man Who Cycled the World" is a BBC documentary about Mark Beaumont's record breaking ride in 2007-2008

Not sure if you can access it on BBC website ( can't in Canada ) but it's on YouTube, although it may take some digging to find a clip with sound, due to a copyright issue. (15 seconds of a Rolling Stones song at the very end of show)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on February 19, 2017, 01:26:26 AM
Short film featuring some good roads in the Assynt area of north west Scotland.
https://www.reelhouse.org/therealmarky/raphaassynt/raphaassynt

Another featuring Coast to Coast Sportive in northern England.
https://www.reelhouse.org/summitfevermedia/struggle-spokes-and-summits/struggle-spokes-and-summits

Bike messengers in Brussels.
https://www.reelhouse.org/sander/brusselsexpress/brusselsexpress54

Manali to Leh in the Himalyas.
https://www.reelhouse.org/hopkinsholiday/himalaya-by-bike/manali-to-leh-by-bike

Cycling with kayaks in Norway.
https://www.reelhouse.org/bigofilms/bike2boat-norway/bike2boat-norway
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: StuntPilot on February 21, 2017, 06:59:39 PM
Excellent selection Rual. I really enjoyed the Menali to Leh touring film. Great adventurous family and of course Mum and Dad had Thorn touring bikes!  Thorns in their element! 8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: StuntPilot on March 16, 2017, 11:35:00 AM
An interesting history of Raleigh Cycles on BBC 4 last night. Can only be viewed in UK and for the next 29 days on BBC 4 iPlayer  :-[ ::)

Hopefully it will appear on youtube or somewhere else in future so everyone can see it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08j8mvl/pedalling-dreams-the-raleigh-story
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on March 16, 2017, 06:15:44 PM
Glad I held on to my 753 ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on March 22, 2017, 06:18:38 AM
Here's the link to the inaugural Indian-Pacific Wheel Race, from Freemantle in Western Australia to the Sydney Opera House:

https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/ (https://www.indianpacificwheelrace.com/)

Serious bizness indeed.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on September 06, 2017, 11:55:29 PM
Crazy young guy unicycling around the world has some good videos on youtube documenting his journey.
https://www.youtube.com/user/worldunicycletour
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on September 08, 2017, 12:00:51 AM
wow how the hell does he ride that think never seen anything like it.
nice lad what an adventure 8) 8).

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 15, 2017, 12:06:36 AM
GCN tour of DT Swiss headquarters factory in Switzerland https://youtu.be/2zkt-kM8JIA
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 15, 2017, 01:51:47 PM
enjoyed that Rual  i'd sell the kids for a set of those wheels. ;) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 15, 2017, 04:58:42 PM
Have you watched their interview with Mark Beaumont following his round the world in 80 days ride yet Anto?
https://youtu.be/zLhWK28usAk
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 15, 2017, 06:01:09 PM
yes Rual watched it the other day Fantastic he's one of my favorites cyclists  ;)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 15, 2017, 07:25:37 PM
HAVE TO POST THIS LADS ITS FANTASTIC NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING BUT MAN IS IT GOOD OR WHAT.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

ANTO
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 17, 2017, 02:48:35 PM
An interesting cycling film is making its way across America at the moment, booked into select theaters only with on-demand screenings. This same model will have it showing also in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Germany and Canada. It is expected to be available on DVD soonish.

Titled _Le Ride_, it chronicles a modern attempt to recreate the route (same roads and schedule but with air transport between legs) of the 1928 Tour de France using period bikes/recreations. Only 41 of 164 riders even finished that year due to the incredibly tough route.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go1iV7bZbZs
Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Ride
Additional links:
http://philkeoghanleride.com/
http://pelotonmagazine.com/home-page-slider/phil-keoghans-le-ride-full-interview/
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entertainment/movies/leigh-paatsch/le-ride-documentary-only-for-lovers-of-bicycles-and-phil-keoghan/news-story/543576d928f723ff28f35ec25730b9ff
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/film-reviews/87279584/movie-review-le-ride
https://www.nziff.co.nz/2016/auckland/le-ride/
IMDB plot summary and reviews: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5279204/

While it is scheduled to show in my local theater, it appears to already be sold-out completely. Looking forward to either a streaming version, video-on-demand, or DVD release.

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 17, 2017, 07:00:48 PM
that should be worth going to see Dan hope it comes out on utube only way i'll ever get to see it.

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 17, 2017, 08:19:51 PM
Looks good Dan, it's due to be on at a cinema near me in November so I've been on and ordered tickets.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on October 17, 2017, 08:23:14 PM
Quote
...I've been on and ordered tickets
Delighted to hear that, Rual!

If you see it, would you mind sharing your general impressions afterwards? It looks like I may have to wait for the DVD release.

All the best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 21, 2017, 04:57:17 PM
Four bikepackers on a trip to Cape Wrath in northwest Scotland, including a visit to the famous Crask Inn and Kearvaig bothy.
https://www.reelhouse.org/lukefrancis/beulah
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: energyman on October 21, 2017, 07:23:16 PM
HAVE TO POST THIS LADS ITS FANTASTIC NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING BUT MAN IS IT GOOD OR WHAT.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_torOTK5qc

ANTO

Sorry but it appears to be a load of blokes all playing/singing different tunes at the same time, or am I just getting old ?
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on October 21, 2017, 08:00:30 PM
Yip your getting old  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: geocycle on October 22, 2017, 06:52:02 AM
Not sure if This has already been posted but it is a wonderful film of a forgotten age https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkT0paGEnQ
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on December 05, 2017, 11:28:55 PM
[Moved here at Anto's request. -- Dan.]

this guy touring across the States 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_djL9-nf8z8.
my point being you don't need a tank to tour but the club tour will do toures like that no problem fully loaded or bikepacking gear.

Dan u could move this to best film thread  worth a watch.

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on December 06, 2017, 02:24:02 AM
Thanks for this, Anto. Sweaty bizness! Dodgy stuff sometimes, eh, between the autoroutes and the roundabouts? Sometimes 4-lane highways are the only ones available; still, I've never felt comfortable on on them on a bike, even on the wide shoulders. Too much aimless driving, along with a lot of trash on the shoulders.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 06, 2017, 12:29:43 PM
No bother John .i'm thinking he could have taking better  quieter roads way to much traffic for my liking.i know Dan would rather hit the back roads and cross some desert but then again he has indian blood in him no problem sleeping with the wild life  ;D ;D.

still it's great to see how other guys travel by bicycle fair play to him epic tour.

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 06, 2017, 03:37:17 PM
 this is pretty good  worth a watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEClYOlAdNQ.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 06, 2017, 04:53:11 PM
Some good vids of cycle touring in Japan and other parts of asia on a recumbent.
https://www.youtube.com/user/RogueLifeStudios/videos?disable_polymer=1
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: energyman on December 06, 2017, 05:01:35 PM
this is pretty good  worth a watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEClYOlAdNQ.

That hat - where can I get one (or is it a home made custom ?)

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 06, 2017, 08:09:46 PM
it would suit me im near enough bald and fair skinned  i burn easy.
she a great cyclist  no bother to those girls wish i had there stamina   :o


anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 08, 2017, 09:03:35 PM
just watching this  pretty good so far  one of the lads rides a nomad.
worth a watch ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk2FlnSEwAw

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: StuntPilot on December 19, 2017, 11:22:01 AM
I haven't trawled through all 17 pages of this topic so apologies if it is a repeat posting!

Very enjoyable series of videos with some good music and stunning scenery ...

http://www.bikewanderer.com/video/
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 19, 2017, 01:37:01 PM
he is some traveller  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on December 20, 2017, 01:22:50 AM
We were at the local arthouse cinema tonight to see 'Mountain'.
Great documentary film about mountains, mountaineering, jumping off mountains, riding down mountains, extreme skiing, etc.
Fantastic cinematography and great music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with narration by William Defoe.
Limited cycling but some mountain biking, and riding off cliffs with parachutes!
https://www.mountainmovie.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjuPRBRBxEiwAeQ2QPu48W_7IqNgujsGLeUSBt_KgKd1W6Mc4MPSHiAuC7FcC_csBbAZ4vhoC12AQAvD_BwE
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on December 20, 2017, 02:18:20 AM
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riding off cliffs with parachutes

Jaysus, Mary an' Joseph! Just because you can do such things... I like the high places too, but have never felt the urge to ride my bike off one.

Good film, tho', Rual -- thanks!
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 21, 2017, 12:15:11 AM
Quote
riding off cliffs with parachutes

Jaysus, Mary an' Joseph! Just because you can do such things... I like the high places too, but have never felt the urge to ride my bike off one.

Good film, tho', Rual -- thanks!
;D ;D ;D good man John here's your mate. ;)

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 06, 2018, 06:53:52 PM
if this hasn't been posted already it's well worth a watch class film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT2WpmVC0Tc.



anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 30, 2018, 09:52:59 PM
For those with access to BBC iplayer, there's been a series on BBC Alba covering leisure mountain biking in Scotland with two sisters who are professional mountain bike racers. The programme is in Gaelic with english subtitles.
Five episodes so far, available on iplayer, https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jqz6g/kerry-is-kirsty-series-1-1-achomraich
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Danneaux on January 31, 2018, 04:38:36 AM
Real or contrived, I sure enjoyed this one and have watched it four times so far:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSkwY9EuP5E

Best,

Dan.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 31, 2018, 02:20:46 PM
hah ha seen it yesterday he has some bike skills .

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on January 31, 2018, 06:13:10 PM
Saw this film at the recent Glasgow screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour,
https://vimeo.com/benpagefilms/thefrozenroad

He also has films from other sections of his Pan American ride ,
https://vimeo.com/benpagefilms
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on March 07, 2018, 12:21:44 AM
This isn't a cycling film, but is worth a watch if interested in walking, the British countryside, a bit of geology, and bothies.
Bloke walks length of Britain and back, visiting all 123 (or so) bothies, putting up hooks to hang stuff up on.
The Scottish part is the best, naturally.  ;D
https://youtu.be/yesqy-8gIYY

I thoroughly enjoyed that Rualexander. Here is another of his, a walk through Japan in the early 90s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaWPHZ1jNSU

Some unrelated, though enjoyable, cycle vids too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkHb4MmGfFk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cut_sYkNcIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6hi0DHCWjc
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on May 14, 2018, 04:29:36 PM
fantastic stuff got to watch this one lads.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfbFkfRRb7A&feature=youtu.be

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on May 23, 2018, 09:13:32 AM
Interesting and amusing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9H0INZ2_s
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on May 23, 2018, 11:03:09 AM
Quote
riding off cliffs with parachutes

Jaysus, Mary an' Joseph! Just because you can do such things... I like the high places too, but have never felt the urge to ride my bike off one.

Good film, tho', Rual -- thanks!
;D ;D ;D ;D
i wouldnt be up one in the first place those things (mountains) are just for looking at .

anto.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on September 23, 2018, 02:55:09 AM
Power of the Learning Curve | Mountain Biking Example

(Warning some may find language offensive)

It amused me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhuHtlYA6N4
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on October 16, 2018, 08:22:28 AM
Another cracking film from Iohan Gueorguiev
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8QXbWZLtU
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: StuntPilot on November 11, 2018, 12:03:20 PM
Some excellent photography from cycle touring/bikepacking across central Asia including the Pamir Highway.

Sponsored by another bike company (so hope it will be OK to post here) but you could imagine doing the same on your Thorn!

https://vimeo.com/291450808
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: macspud on December 23, 2018, 08:36:36 PM
A stunning film from Iohan Gueorguiev.

Man.. is he hardly, nothing seems to faze him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8nk3o-mBAA

I don't think that crankset will ever be the same.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on December 23, 2018, 10:56:01 PM
brilliant he's as hard as nails. 8)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on January 06, 2019, 05:47:50 PM
not really cycling but a grand film of bygone days in Ireland.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on February 12, 2019, 11:44:33 PM
Strange 2-wheeled doin's in Utah, Anto, 'specially performed & selected for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKpOyMms0js (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKpOyMms0js)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbqvm1nvJD4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbqvm1nvJD4)

Don't try this at home, is all I can say...
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: jags on February 13, 2019, 11:59:05 AM
stone mad john  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: Swislon on February 21, 2019, 06:42:13 PM
Watched this 1949 movie at the weekend after a friend gave me the link.
“A boy, a girl and a bike.”

Real Nostalgia and shows the typical cycling club scene in Northern England back then. Plus fantastic Yorkshire Dales scenery even though in black and white. The absence of cars is amazing.
A young Honor Blackman, Diana Dors and very young Anthony Newley. The bikes are the real stars though!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRt1gZqg5ag

Enjoy
Steve
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on April 10, 2020, 01:45:43 PM
This thread seems to have been lying dormant for a while, time to fire it up again with things to watch during 'lockdown'.

Good film from Brompton Traveller on youtube on his tour of the southern half of the Caraterra Austral in Chile.
Anyone who says Bromptons are not suitable for touring needs to have a watch of this.
500km on 'ripio' gravel roads.

https://youtu.be/29a2hi961ko
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on April 10, 2020, 02:49:56 PM
Good vid here of Lael Wilcox in the Great Divide race.  Some superb scenery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEGIt6FC34&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEGIt6FC34&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on April 15, 2020, 02:09:03 PM
Not really a movie, film or documentary, but still something for the stove geeks to watch
https://youtu.be/vM1TRBXImOA
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rafiki on April 15, 2020, 04:13:20 PM
This thread seems to have been lying dormant for a while, time to fire it up again with things to watch during 'lockdown'.

Good film from Brompton Traveller on youtube on his tour of the southern half of the Caraterra Austral in Chile.
Anyone who says Bromptons are not suitable for touring needs to have a watch of this.
500km on 'ripio' gravel roads.

https://youtu.be/29a2hi961ko

We are not permitted to go out for a bike ride so I am using an exercise bike indoors. I am following Gianni's rides by putting my Samsung tablet on the exercise bike console and running his videos. His are particularly good for this because a high proportion of the time he is riding with a chest cam running so I'm cycling in his place. It passes an hour each day. I've also been with him through Pakisatan, Thailand and Morocco in the past week or so and the Canadian Rockies this morning. Good stuff. I'd recommend the Brompton Traveler too.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: bobs on April 15, 2020, 05:08:59 PM
https://youtu.be/QWq2ffCoWng

For those of you who aspire to  an Ebike , to visit Scotland or just like to get outdoors.
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on May 21, 2020, 08:56:47 PM
Bikepacking race in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

https://youtu.be/ffa6iQagjdw
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: John Saxby on May 26, 2020, 01:59:41 AM
Thanks, Rual -- what a great choice:  splendid film, remarkable landscapes.

As for "testing limits", my reckoning these days is a bit more prosaic:  In about ten days, we've gone from a decidedly cool-and-late spring, with daytime highs around 4 or 5, to nearly mid-summer, with daytime highs in the low 30s, and the humidex in the mid-to-high 30s.

So, I'm looking verrry cautiously at a 3 1/2-hour there-and-back up into the Gatineau Hills across the river.

Cheers,  John
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on February 21, 2021, 07:13:37 PM
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is currently showing online.

Of particular note to cyclists is Scotswoman Jenny Graham's round the world record breaking trip from 2018, showing in her film Eastbound.

https://vimff.org/

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/vimff2021adventure

Four adventure films including Eastbound for £9.70

Or the whole festival (about 50 films) for $85 Canadian.


Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: mrtharrison on March 21, 2021, 09:59:46 AM
Links to many of the films shown at this year's excellent Cycle Touring Festival are still available to watch on their website:
https://cycletouringfestival.co.uk/films/ (https://cycletouringfestival.co.uk/films/)

Highlights include Marcus Stitz's Unhurried- Scotland coast to coast on the John Muir Way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xCxTXvyKM0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xCxTXvyKM0)

And Jeremy Janin's The best bikepacking trip I've never had:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q6D7G3edAk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q6D7G3edAk)

You'll also find recordings of many of this year's talks buried on their Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/581676838635023/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/581676838635023/)

They're also gradually making their way on to their Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjDRtq77ugapKEYrGJtE2A (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjDRtq77ugapKEYrGJtE2A)

And if you feel inclined, the festival's donation page is here:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=JH4CH3UJY2YYW (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=JH4CH3UJY2YYW)
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: LorenzoB on April 01, 2021, 08:59:36 PM
Yesterday I bumped into this youtube clip:

https://youtu.be/uyrlEE9AV58

For those that doubt the capabilities of 26'' steel wheelies!

After watching this movie I went downtown with my Sherpa riding at 30km/h  ;D

Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: rualexander on October 11, 2021, 09:49:04 PM
Ed Pratt has a new series on youtube, this time touring southwest England on a Thorn tandem with Rohloff.
Part one shows them collecting brand new tandem from SJSC in Bridgewater.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLocRYksAqGOI0thHuj8DaIn39Y0tB8ZHg
Title: Re: Your choice in cycling movies/film/cinema/documentaries
Post by: brummie on November 24, 2021, 10:52:18 PM
Not so much a movie, but a Club Tour having some deserved TLC ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6XMbuDMJEE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6XMbuDMJEE)