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    Klunkerz

    Just finished watching the documentary today. Thanks guys! I remember seeing my first MTB about 1983. I didn't know what it was but sure knew I wanted one.

    What an awesome time those guys/gals had and still have.

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    Its a good documentary. Worth a watch. Now just go out and have just as much fun on your bike as they were having and everything will be a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutnick View Post
    Just finished watching the documentary today. Thanks guys! I remember seeing my first MTB about 1983. I didn't know what it was but sure knew I wanted one.

    What an awesome time those guys/gals had and still have.
    I'm in the film, a masterpiece by Bill Savage. When the "fun-meter" is pegged, it doesn't matter what you are riding, especially if you don't know anything better. If there is one thing that I appreciate about the last 35 years of cycling progress it's BRAKES THAT WORK.

    Keep in mind that no one took those activities seriously at the time, not even the people taking part. There was no inkling that it would lead to the most important development in cycling of the 20th century, and even today it's hard to grasp what emerged from an activity seen at the time as a goofy and unimportant hobby conducted by members of a social stratum somewhere below that of skateboarders.

    Much of the material in the film is also on my website. If you liked the film, check it out.
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    Thank god you guys took pictures and took video. It was amazing to watch.

    One day, I'd like to buy you a beer until then...thank you! It was just neat to see how everything just came together and the amount of people and ideas went into making it all just work.

    It's still mind boggling the technology in a modern MTB and how you guys made that happen.


    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I'm in the film, a masterpiece by Bill Savage. When the "fun-meter" is pegged, it doesn't matter what you are riding, especially if you don't know anything better. If there is one thing that I appreciate about the last 35 years of cycling progress it's BRAKES THAT WORK.

    Keep in mind that no one took those activities seriously at the time, not even the people taking part. There was no inkling that it would lead to the most important development in cycling of the 20th century, and even today it's hard to grasp what emerged from an activity seen at the time as a goofy and unimportant hobby conducted by members of a social stratum somewhere below that of skateboarders.

    Much of the material in the film is also on my website. If you liked the film, check it out.

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    My good buddy Rutnik! How the heck are ya? Of all the repeat threads...this one is always worthy.


    Thanks again CK!

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    doing well! Just finished my first season of Cross racing. Watching Klunkerz, I saw the ditch they crossed in that cross race and wonder how the guys running carbon bikes and zipps would think about that. That's right kids...throw that bike across the ditch! It was really more common back in the day to have ditches like that.

    a season of 32 races including road, TT, crit, MTB, MTB TT and cyclocross.

    Did a 50 miler on the road yesterday on the X bike. Trails were freeze/thaw and that means 50 miles in 30 degree weather.


    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    My good buddy Rutnik! How the heck are ya? Of all the repeat threads...this one is always worthy.


    Thanks again CK!

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    Did you like how I cut that still shot, from the bottom of the ditch, into that sequence? It's not the same rider, but it's the same race. Close enough for rock and roll...I mean cyclocross! How 'bout Gary running up that MASSIVE hill with his bike shouldered. Love that. Thanks to all of you guys and gals for the support. Ride on!

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