22 September 20092
Böikzmöind is a Bristol Fixed Gear (hipster) Film coming in 2010. Filmed by the Jamfactory. View the trailer.
Wow, I just finished watching all the episodes of Cervélo’s documentary series Beyond The Peloton and was blown away - it just makes you like the Cervélo brand more. Beyond the Peloton is a 10 episodes (really hoping for more) documentary shot by the film makers Joe Finkleman and Booker Sim in High Definition and released on the web for free. The series follows the creation and journey of the first racing season for the newly formed Cervélo TestTeam.
I don’t know why we haven’t posted about this earlier. I know Chris and Clinton have watched them all and when Chris was like “I wish BMC would make a docu. like this so that I would feel more connected with my BMC” - I knew it must be worth a watch.
As stated in the first episode, the films are all about insights and behind the scenes of creating a pro cycling team. It’s not just a rehash of the races that you see on TV. I really liked seeing the before the race team meetings, deciding who goes in the breakaway, the strategies that were planned and that a coffee in the team bus was a special treat. After watching it you get a sense you know the team riders and you just want to ride a Cervélo especially when Haussler makes comments like “I don’t want any other team riding Cervélo bikes because then they would have the advantage we have.”
All the epsiodes are still available for download here. Go get them while you can.
Anthill films is a new company started from core members of The Collective who brought us the awe inspiring mountain bike films The Collective, Roam and Seasons. Their first release is set for Spring 2010, “Follow Me” is the name of the new film which will features Sam Hill, Gee Atherton, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, Ben Boyko, Kurt Sorge, Steve Smith and Geoff Gulevich.
This is what the name of the new film means, from their site: “At the head of the trail you have never ridden, a friend turns with a knowing look and says… ‘Just follow me!’ We’ve all heard it and depending on who says it makes a pretty big difference for what lies ahead. Whether it’s a good idea or not we almost always drop in. Now, riding alone is great. But let’s face it, we all ride harder, go faster, take more risks and have more fun when we ride with our friends. In every experience from sending giant step downs to high speed trail it’s always better to share the ride.”
Videos after the jump.
Fixed City is a new German track bike film to start screening in August 2009. This is how they summarise the doco: “Riding fixed – a phenomenon. A close up in Germany, summer 2009. Switching between velodrome and trafficlights, messengers and fakengers, inspiration and revolution, trickriding and speed addiction, pragmatism and passion, purism and a very own poetry.” The cinematography in the trailer looks super nice and very clean. Loving the attitude to those who ride fixed but are not messengers. Check out the trailer after the jump or www.fixedcity.com
I came across this great group pool of old black and white cycling photos on Flickr. There are over 700 beauties in this collection. It amazes me how cycling culture has changed and also the changes in bicycle manufacturing. Check out the photo pool here. A couple more photos after the jump.