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Inspired to Ride Movie on Netflix Other Good Bike Movies?

Old 04-20-16, 10:23 PM
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Inspired to Ride Movie on Netflix Other Good Bike Movies?

See https://www.netflix.com/title/80076158

It is a documentary about the 4000+ mile coast to coast competition.

Are there other similar long distance biking movies?
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Old 04-20-16, 10:36 PM
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Ride the Divide (2010) - IMDb
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Old 04-20-16, 11:12 PM
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Accidental Death of a Cyclist: The Pantani Story.

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"60 Cycles". Short Canadian documentary. Great soundtrack. Artsy filming. On YouTube.
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Haha, pee wee's big adventure, nice.
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Not documentaries, but:

Breaking Away (1979), if you didn't know about it already.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
Rad (1986)

Where the Trail Ends was really good too, but it's not on Netflix anymore.
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I just paid like $8 to watch inspired to ride on Amazon because I couldn't find it anywhere, I didn't even think to check netflix. GOD DAMNTI .

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Originally Posted by topslop1 View Post
God damnit I just paid like $8 to watch inspired to ride on Amazon because I couldn't find it anywhere, I didn't even think to check netflix. GOD DAMNTI .
I think they just added it yesterday
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Old 04-21-16, 09:18 AM
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Its on my watchlist looks like a good documentary. Thanks.
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A Sunday In Hell and The Stars And The Water Carriers are both on YouTube.
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2 Seconds (French indie, about female bike messenger-ing), Quicksilver(Kevin Bacon and Morpheus), and The Flying Scotsman (Great Docu film about Graeme Obree).
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
"60 Cycles". Short Canadian documentary. Great soundtrack. Artsy filming. On YouTube.
I know there are crashes in every race, but without helmets, it seemed especially harrowing.
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Race Across the Sky 2009 is on youtube. The Leadville 100 (with Lance).

The trailer has a completely amazing helicopter shot at the 4:13 mark. Wow!
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Turbo Kid is on Netflix and is kind of Road Warrior on BMX bikes .
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Amazon videos... a partial list of bicycle documentaries:

The Road Uphill 2011


Half the Road 2014


Bicycle 2014


L'Ultimo Chilometro (The Last Kilometer) - a cycling film (English Subtitled) 2013


Race Across America 2014


Yell For Cadel


Bike City Great City 2013


Fixation 2012


Jeju: A Bicycle Adventure in South Korea 2014


Il Lombardia 2011


Coastal Parks for indoor walking, treadmill and cycling workouts2015


1986 World Cycling Championship2012
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"Bicycle Dreams" is a good one about the 2005 RAAM...
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
"60 Cycles". Short Canadian documentary. Great soundtrack. Artsy filming. On YouTube.
Just as an aside, some of the footage of Quebec in this film shows the legacy of the seigneurial system of long, narrow land lots in New France that were owned by a seigneur and rented to "habitants" to live on and work. It was essentially feudal, and the system was eventually abolished by the British after they took over France's North American colonies following the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).

You see it beginning at 4:11 in the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KotsGmYl8A.

Fun factoid: This is the origin of the nickname "Habs" for the Montreal Canadiens (aka les Habs, an abbreviation of habitants).
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Originally Posted by GhostSS View Post
2 Seconds (French indie, about female bike messenger-ing)....
Not French. It's Canadian (made in Quebec).
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Not French. It's Canadian (made in Quebec).
Oh yeah, they did have some English thrown in there. I think the flashback scenes threw me off.

Originally Posted by Canker
Turbo Kid is on Netflix and is kind of Road Warrior on BMX bikes .


Haha, yeah, fantastic movie if you're a fan of the 80's or at least parodies of it. I think I've watched it 4 times now.
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Observations from the movie

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I just paid like $8 to watch inspired to ride on Amazon because I couldn't find it anywhere, I didn't even think to check netflix. GOD DAMNTI .
Watched the movie and loved it.

The 4000 mile Trans American race is completely self supporting and these guys are amazing. The winner did it in just under 18 days.

A few topics came up that are often discussed on this forum and I think given these guys ride so much they should know the answer.

1. Many rode SPD and no hot spots.
2. Many rode against the flow of traffic.
3. Some had slight pot bellies
4. Many were 50+ and riding very fast.
5. The winners were riding 18 hour days so were doing about 200-250 miles per day so were averaging 9+ hour centuries.

But damn couldn't see if they rode Campy or a shimano!
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Watched the movie and loved it.

The 4000 mile Trans American race is completely self supporting and these guys are amazing. The winner did it in just under 18 days.

A few topics came up that are often discussed on this forum and I think given these guys ride so much they should know the answer.

1. Many rode SPD and no hot spots.
2. Many rode against the flow of traffic.
3. Some had slight pot bellies
4. Many were 50+ and riding very fast.
5. The winners were riding 18 hour days so were doing about 200-250 miles per day so were averaging 9+ hour centuries.

But damn couldn't see if they rode Campy or a shimano!
I'd really like to know what kind of setup or what position is ideal that they had most of their bikes setup as to support a road position and then to go into aero bars too. I'd also like to know what brand(s) / model(s) of aerobars they were using.

I've just now kind of liked the idea of sporting aerobars on a long range bike so much as another position to alternate between over time.. and the folks here will tell you you'll see another 1 - 1.5mph with them.

I suppose final question is something like - what frame geometries or frame types were they using that made for a good balance between road / aero?
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