Friday, October 26, 2007

Good Movie: The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman: A good movie, not just for cyclists, about amateur Scottish track racer Graeme Obree. Weaved throughout the movie is his battle with depression and some childhood memories he can't escape. It was made in 2006 and just came out on DVD a few months ago. I liked the story, the simple production, and the scenery. The Scottish accents might throw you every once in a while, but you'll catch on. Very relevant to today's pro cycling world, the cycling authorities play a role in the story, in terms of equipment rules and cycling positions on the bike. It reminded me of Floyd Landis having to modify his equipment, last minute, in road time trials as did Levi Leipheimer because of their strange positions.

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