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    Bike documentary mid 90's can't remember what it is!!! Please help!!!

    Hello there,

    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!

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    I'd say "On any Sunday" but that was motorcycles. Still worth watching.

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    It wasn't Quicksilver with Kevin Bacon was it?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091814/
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    I seem to recall the film you are talking about. But I can't give you a name.

    Here's an except from one called Pedal. It's got the fisheye lens thing going.



    Here's the link to the Quicksilver trailer.

    It shows Kevin Bacon and Lawrence Fishburne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I seem to recall the film you are talking about. But I can't give you a name.

    Here's an except from one called Pedal. It's got the fisheye lens thing going.
    yeah, pedal was the fisheye thing I watched its amazing. No its not quicksilver sorry, it was definitely a documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniall View Post

    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??"
    These guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omiak View Post
    These guys?
    Thats awesome - thats definitely the guys, although a different clip - I'm gonna do some more searching now!

    Thanks

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