Road to Nowhere: Spoof cycling film titles hit the Twitterverse

From Here To Paris-Roubaix, internet users show no shame - and we want your best ones too

by Simon_MacMichael   November 4, 2009  

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Those of you who use the social networking site, Twitter – and if you do, we hope you follow @roadcc – will be aware of hashtags.

For those of you who aren’t yet ‘tweeting’ – using Twitter to send messages of 140 characters or fewer – hashtags help Twitter users track trends, and aid them in keeping track of posts on specific subjects.

Sometimes, this trend tracking leads to raising awareness of serious issues– last month, the power of Twitter users rendered London law firm Carter Ruck’s super-injunction on the Trafigura case useless – and sometimes it’s entirely trivial.

We think you can guess where road.cc is going with this one.

So, on our travels around the Twitterverse yesterday afternoon, we discovered that some of our favourite Twitter users were talking about cycling films. Not ones that have been made, but those that for a misplaced word or letter in the title should be movies about bikes – and all with the hashtag #bikemovies.

Here’s 20 of the best. Forgive us for not crediting the people who originally thought of them – most have been retweeted too many times to discover the original author – although we do think that Cath Wiggins, wife of Bradley summed it up for cycling widows everywhere when she Tweeted the one word, ‘Grease”. And if you can think of any better ones, please let us know.

Clipless in Seattle

Honey, I Shrunk the Merino Jersey

Hinault What You Did Last Summer

Hoy Story

The Devil Wears Rapha

Singing Indurain

Silence-Lotto of the Lambs

The Double Life of Richard Veronique

Sora! Sora! Sora!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Fuentes

The Boy in the Polkadot Pyjamas

The Fausto & The Furious

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey

Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Schlecks (but were too afraid to ask)

American Langster

Sliding Dawes

Debbie Does Prendas

The Wheelsucker Proxy

The UCI Suspects

Astana Potter: The Prisoner of Kazakhstan

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Glad to see one of my suggestions made the list Wink

http://twitter.com/AdamLeadbetter/statuses/5423494816

I also like:

The Thomas Voeckler Affair

http://twitter.com/eleblob/statuses/5426917239

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posted by AdamML [72 posts]
5th November 2009 - 13:58

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Not really a movie, but how about 'Cadel-fael'?

This is similar, and also quite funny : http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/movieletterswitch/

Not for the easily offended.

The Man In Black.

posted by gandberg [215 posts]
5th November 2009 - 22:53

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