I missed something while riding this workout. In the end, the protagonist is disappointed with his performance in the climactic race. Upon rewinding the video after I’d finished, I still couldn’t figure it out. Did he come in second? Twenty-second? What?
Inspiration videos, man, they’re like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes, it’s a chewy, nutty, chocolaty delight. Sometimes, it’s one of those weird ones with the orange filling. Sometimes, you’re simply left shaking your head and wondering, “What the heck just happened?”
I am slowly making my way through the videos but will admit that I have found many “inspirational” ones are not actually very inspirational. “A Sunday in Hell,” and “Stars and Water Carriers” are historic documents of course. On the other hand, “The Frozen Road” was the story of an idiot who had to be rescued by Inuit because he thought riding a bicycle in the Arctic winter was somehow a good idea.
I won’t watch The Frozen Road again. Once watching this guy was enough. Out here we call them fish food. We have frequent and sudden flooding. Two of these idiots had to be fished out of flooded streams. Both lost their cars and insurance out here won’t pay to replace them.
Still trying to find the right time when I’m ready for De Stig both in terms of workout and emotionally. On a semi-related note, I thought it was nice of Wahoo for calling out Bjorg Lambrecht in UAE Tour 1 ProRide.
Alla Vita I liked quite a bit. Moon Rider is a bit out there, but was entertaining to watch once.
I know Kathryn as a friend. Missed the opportunity to see the premiere of the video as I live literally right down the street from the theater (it is within a 30 minute stroll from where I presently live).
In Afghan Cycles, I was severely upset at what the Inmam said about women cycling. It’s not immoral but he is the ‘authority’.
Agree, it’s a mixed bag. Some of the stories have potential but are pretty boring in execution (looking at you Kaya bike and Earth Cycle). Some are beautifully done (Moon Rider, A Thin White Line), some feel like a film school fan project (Tommeke), some don’t sound like much but end up fascinating (Half the Road, Il Vecchio Saggio). I see heaps more are being added, which is good because I don’t need to watch anything more than once.