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Best cycling DVD gifts ?(10 posts)

Best cycling DVD gifts ?Bituminous
Dec 30, 2003 3:59 PM
So far I've only got "A Sunday In Hell" and "Breaking Away".

Any better ones I should look into?
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?localhero
Dec 30, 2003 4:07 PM
the bicycle theif
old classic - still one of the best
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?Qubeley
Dec 30, 2003 6:19 PM
do not forget to get "tete en course/greatest show on earth" double feature, better than Hell IMHO.
Also, "the history of tour of flanders" double video is awesome.
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?Sintesi
Dec 31, 2003 11:16 PM
I agree La Course en Tete (correct title) is superior to Sunday in Hell. Greatest Show on Earth is pretty cool too save for the incredibly eccentric soundtrack. There's a fantastic scene of Manuel Fuentes descending in the fog that is priceless if you are a cycling romantic like me. Again the soundtrack - guitar with some guy sighing/humming along off key - is a little distracting. Maybe a lot distracting. Oh well it was the 70's afterall. :)

Both capture the professional racing life back in the day. Nostalgic, stunning at times, quirky, funny, poetic. All apply. Stars and Watercarriers has a couple three great moments but really is more of the same. Merckx was incredible in it tho. Nothing like it.
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?kokaku
Dec 30, 2003 7:04 PM
This year's TdF 12 hr DVD is pretty awesome
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?MisJG
Dec 31, 2003 7:59 AM
Am I the only one who still likes "American Flyers"?
I was wondering how long before someone posted that? nm4bykn
Dec 31, 2003 8:25 AM
re: Best cycling DVD gifts ?hawker12
Dec 31, 2003 11:35 AM

No offense, but being a huge fan of Breaking Away I can't tell you how much I hated everthing about American Flyers. I watch it every couple of years hoping it'll get better or I will change my mind...hasn't worked yet. Dumb story and cheesy cycling scenes...downright embarrassing.
Hard Road and Marty Nothsteins new training video....Mariowannabe
Dec 31, 2003 8:51 AM
Umm...<i>Breaking Away</i>??? n/mBonked
Dec 31, 2003 10:18 AM