Cycling films - for a flight

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Cycling films - for a flight

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Mar 06, 2013 09:20 am

Got a long flight with people I don't really want to speak to.

Want a long cycling film / documentary to watch on my kindle fire.

Any ideas? I've probably seen half of the ones you'll recommend, but not the other half.

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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 09:29 am

How about the Robert Millar doc, The High Life?

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Postby Ben6899 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:23 am

How about this one? http://vimeo.com/60635430

It received mixed reviews in IsIwyn's thread (I haven't watched it yet, so cannot comment), but maybe give it a go.
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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:34 am

Ben6899 wrote:How about this one? http://vimeo.com/60635430

It received mixed reviews in IsIwyn's thread (I haven't watched it yet, so cannot comment), but maybe give it a go.


Don't bother. I made it to 20 mins then died of boredom.

Basically a load of crappy footage that's only suitable for a 3min promo mashed together into an hour of dull pretentiousness.

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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby skylla » Wed Mar 06, 2013 20:31 pm



Yes! by far my favourite.

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Postby Yellow Peril » Thu Mar 07, 2013 07:24 am

skylla wrote:


Yes! by far my favourite.



Excellent! I'm an hour in so far. Brilliantly poetic narrative and a great insight to racing in that era. Great TT footage, the bikes being so much more elegant with low pro rims and slender steel frames. Also you can see a lot of sky's tactics in the way that Eddie kept the pace high to take the sting out the pure climbers.

Thoroughly good stuff, thanks for the link.

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Postby inkyfingers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 08:37 am

Yellow Peril wrote:
skylla wrote:


Yes! by far my favourite.



Excellent! I'm an hour in so far. Brilliantly poetic narrative and a great insight to racing in that era. Great TT footage, the bikes being so much more elegant with low pro rims and slender steel frames. Also you can see a lot of sky's tactics in the way that Eddie kept the pace high to take the sting out the pure climbers.

Thoroughly good stuff, thanks for the link.


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Postby skylla » Thu Mar 07, 2013 09:26 am

It's like reinventing the wheel! I say that Sky equals Apple, in the sense that they are perceived to be an innovative brand, cutting edge - which really is only down to branding, marketing, packaging and rebatching, in my humble opinion.

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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby big p » Thu Mar 07, 2013 09:29 am

how about a film about the nuttiest/pure genius mind in cycling.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472268/?ref_=sr_1

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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby Dave_1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 13:40 pm

23 Days in July is a good docu. Centres on Phil Anderson in the 1983 TDF

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Re: Cycling films - for a flight

Postby pat1cp » Fri Mar 08, 2013 08:11 am

Some of the documentarys from the last 20 years could be quite entertaining, especailly with the benefit of hindsight.

Bjarne doing his softly spoken thing in Overcoming springs to mind. "Come Ivan, you can jump off this cliff in the freezing fjord below, even though you swim like a brick".


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