In the last few weeks I’ve watched 5 movies that I enjoyed. Here they are…
Running the Sahara. This is a National Geographic documentary about three guys who decide to run across the Sahara Desert and their many challenges in carrying through on it. Great story. You can download it from their website at http://www.runningthesahara.com/
Bicycle Dreams. I started watching TV coverage of Race Across America (RAAM) back in the 1980s when it got quite a bit of air time. I haven’t seen anything of it in the media for years. Someone sent this DVD to me or I may not have come across it. This is a documentary of the 2005 race. It gave me a better sense of what the riders experience. What a huge challenge this is. The website is http://bicycledreamsmovie.com . You can get it through Amazon - http://tinyurl.com/yjpeg6m
A Ride With George Hincapie. This is an extended interview with George, most of it done while he’s on a training ride. You will learn more about one of the most popular cyclists in the pro field. I came away rooting for him to win Paris-Roubaix this year (April 11). You can learn more about it and order the DVD here - http://www.aridewithgeorge.com
Food Inc. This one is not a sports movie. It’s a food movie. If you eat food you should watch it. It reminded me a lot of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, a book by Michael Pollan. In fact, Pollan is in the flick. You can watch a trailer and order it at http://www.foodincmovie.com or at iTunes.com.
The Triplets of Belleview. Like animated movies and cycling? Then you’ll love this one. I liked it so much I’ve watched it three times. It’s the story of a little boy who grows up to be a Tour de France racer and is kidnapped by the mob. His grandmother and obese dog Bruno set out to rescue him aided by three sisters who were singers in the 1930s. You can order it here - http://tinyurl.com/ygbo649