Cycling DVD Recommend !

by Mostyn   January 19, 2012  

Can anyone recommend some really good cycling DVD's? And has anyone seen "Chasing Legends" What do you think of the DVD film?

Thanks

M

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You could start off with this:

http://vimeo.com/21306164

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posted by _SiD_ [179 posts]
19th January 2012 - 15:00

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Chasing legends is good. Bicycle Dreams is amazing.

http://bicycledreamsmovie.com/

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7232 posts]
19th January 2012 - 16:27

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_SiD_ wrote:
You could start off with this:

http://vimeo.com/21306164

Sid,

Vive le Tour vid was brilliant!

Thanks for the link.

M

posted by Mostyn [400 posts]
19th January 2012 - 17:02

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Hell on Wheels from 2003 is pretty good, as is the previously mentioned Chasing Legends.

posted by Securivaj [44 posts]
19th January 2012 - 17:09

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Thanks Dave,

Bicycle dreams looks really good - I may buy the DVD.

Regards

M

posted by Mostyn [400 posts]
19th January 2012 - 17:12

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Great link SiD

Just looked up 1962 TDF on Wikipeia (welcome back) after watching that, just shows you how much TDF has changed - not many pure mountain stages, but 3 weeks, no rest days, couple of days where road stage followed by time trial on same day (one of them 147km of each, latter a TTT), race length 4,274km. Of that, 500km on the last 2 days alone, with longest stage of race the 271km run into Paris on the final day.

Mental.

Thoroughly recommend everyone watches that, 19 minutes well spent.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7839 posts]
19th January 2012 - 17:35

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Simon_MacMichael wrote:
just shows you how much TDF has changed .

Simon,
What struck me was the essence of the race is exactly the same. It's a 50 year old film, yes they wear no helmets and carry glass bottles in their jersey pockets (!) but the faces on the sides of the road, the enthusiasm, the buzz is almost identical.

It's a remarkable piece of film and like you would recommend everyone watch it - at least 10 times...

S

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posted by _SiD_ [179 posts]
20th January 2012 - 16:51

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From the Merck era-A Sunday in Hell (Roubaix) & The greatest show in the world (Giro) are both fantastic, well worth checking out. Pretty sure both are up on YouTube too.
The recent Swiss film about Koblet is worth a view.

posted by harbyharby [5 posts]
20th January 2012 - 18:12

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+1 for A Sunday in Hell, also The High Life (Robert Miller) and Death on the Mountain (Tommy Simpson) if you want to know a bit about 2 of Britains best.

Downhill bikes don't make you cool.

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posted by charliemac74 [166 posts]
20th January 2012 - 18:42

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Another vote for A Sunday In Hell - and the entire film is on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4IDCkcnnHg

Ooh and I've just noticed there's a couple of links to the right of that I need to investigate including Eddy Merckx - The Greatest Show On Earth, filmed at the 1974 Giro, I've never seen it which I plan to change this weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8oh9gy7uvs&list=UU9T91HiumcoItoEA5WUMTGg...

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7839 posts]
20th January 2012 - 20:38

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death on a mountain very good documentary saw it on bbc4 last year.good interviews with his teammates and competitors. he really was loved by the french people

posted by mpt68 [101 posts]
21st January 2012 - 6:43

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Thumbs up for Death on a Mountain Wink Road to Roubaix is worth checking out too.

Here's 2 more from the same period as a Sunday In Hell & The Greatest Show On Earth -

La course en tête about Mr Merckx.
Classic scene on his rollers in his pristine garage.

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Stars and Watercarriers, another about the Giro

Should be able find both on You Tube.

Enjoy!

posted by harbyharby [5 posts]
21st January 2012 - 12:55

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I'm going to watch many of them on youtube! Thanks for posting the links.

I would like the odd DVD though, like to relax and see some cycling on the TV.

posted by Mostyn [400 posts]
21st January 2012 - 21:00

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