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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cycling Movies for A Rainy Day--UPDATE--

With nothing but rain on the horizon and a good excuse to rest the legs, I thought I would bike vicariously through Hollywood.

Here are a few samples from some of the best... or shall we say... "classic" cycling movies.

Breaking Away is one of the first American cycling movies.

The Flying Scotsman is a sexed up story of Graeme Orbee's troubled attempt at the hour record.

Island Etude is Taiwan's ode to cycling. This movie really ignited a Taiwanese romance with the bike. Can anyone imagine carrying all that crap on your back?

Race Across The Sky is a beautifully shot documentary on the Leadville 100.

A Sunday In Hell= Classic!

The 9 Ball Diaries is a great documentary on cyclocross.

American Flyers sought to capitalize on Team 7-11's rise in the 80's as the USA really entered the sport.

The Greatest Show on Earth is great for the coming Giro

RAD is Totally Awesome!

Follow the riff raff in Detour de France

Quick Silver is a degree of Kevin Bacon

Les Triplettes de Belleville uses the Tour de France as a plot device. Great animated movie.

One of the Greats. Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Nicole Kidman's greatest film.

The Bicycle Thief

Morrissey at the Salford Lads Club. Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before


  1. Great list!
    Enjoyed the Quicksilver trailer - or should I say enjoyed that time warp moment.

  2. I enjoyed the RAD trailer. It took me way back.

  3. And don't forget "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure".

  4. You know... I was sooooo going to put that on, but I didn't think anyone would want to see it. I just saw it again last month.

  5. Dude. And no "BMX Bandits"? I'm disappointed. I thought this was some sort of REAL cycling blog.