Favorite Cycling movie or has cycling content?

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  1. Germanrazor

    Germanrazor Active Member

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    I know while there are not a ton of them, and I don’t really mean biographies, but what is your most favorite cycling oriented movie?

    Mine was American Flyers.
     
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    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Content in general?
     

  3. Germanrazor

    Germanrazor Active Member

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    Sure
     
  4. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I think I Johan's input as much as anything.
     
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  8. Merlincustom

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    Breaking Away. Steve Tesich wrote that, and also American Flyers. One was a bicycling movie about America, and the other an American movie about bicycling. I like the bicycling movie about America much better. So did the Academy.
     
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  9. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

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    Once upon a time, I loved the bike chase scene in E.T. American Flyers is a definite favorite.

    I've now ridden through the CO National Monument, where some of the race scenes were filmed, twice. Would be doing it a 3rd time this year if not for Covid and the cancellation of most such public events.

    I also recently discovered 'I Just Want to Ride', a nonfiction account of the 2019 Tour of the Divide focusing on racer Lael Wilcox. It's short but awesome. For those interested in hearing more, the Bikes or Death Podcast did a couple of really compelling interviews with Lael and her partner Rue.
     
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