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Saturday, May 31, 2008

A film about cycling that should appeal to everyone

A friend of mine posted this to me, and I ignored it at first, thinking it's just another YouTube video. But as soon as the opening scenes begin, you can tell this is something different. It's intriguing, well-shot. And the ending is so tragic it brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it.

I went to this race in 2001. It's as crazy and fun as it is depicted here - the one thing you can't get from the film is the smell - hotdogs and tobacco. How the riders breathe I really don't know. Anyway, set aside 10 minutes, turn up the sound and watch this great video.


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