I know that getting an answer is probably like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles ... but there was a cycling documentary I watched in my early teens that really ignited my interest in cycling. I think about it sometimes but can't seem to find it anywhere (although I have found some similarly awesome vids - like this one where a guy on a skateboard follows a bike messenger around new york with a fisheye lens...)
Anyway - here are the sketchy details I can remember if anyone knows what I'm taking about I'll be forever grateful!!
Channel 4 (Or maybe BBC2, but I think it was ch4)
Mid 90's (sorry can't be more specific! probably 95-97)
Was about New York bike messengers - mostly focussed on the exploits of one company - one guy was a tall white guy with v.long dark hair - It follows him around doing deliveries for a bit (and I remember him telling an anecdote where he did a secretary or something cos she liked his skimpy lycra shorts or something). There was an older black guy in his late 40s or 50s - there was a thing about "am I too old, is it too tough etc", he got hurt when some bird opened her car door and hit him.
The only other thing i remember was an aside about some sort of group (or troupe) of street cycling lunatics that seemed to show off and do crazy tricks etc - the other messengers were like "they're cool - but is it too much??"
Anyway - yeah if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd much appreciate it!