Salty Dog Cycling

a healthy lust for cycling…

a night at the movies

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I know, films are not best dubbed as movies…

Saturday night we went over to the Post Theatre on the U of U campus to catch one of the showings for the Bicycle Film Festival here in Salt Lake City.  The theater was awesome, a historical building in the Ft. Douglas area of the University of Utah that had been renivated.  The sound and picture quality were great and the size of the place was just perfect.

The vibe was epic.  Everyone who was there was stoked to be so and all the volunteers/staffers were friendly and welcoming.  You know, the typical cycling culture.  Before we settled in I took a quick pic out front and of the bike parking (great job SLC Bicyle Collective)! 

bicycle parking

bicycle film festival parking

slc bicycle film festival

slc bicycle film festival

The short before the main feature was killer!  Standing Start – offers insight into Olympian and World Champion Track Sprinter Craig MacLean, his unflinching focus and preparation.  The cinematography and soundtrack captured and conveyed the pounding energy of the tack.  Set to musings of Homer, it hit on the deeper philosophy and meaning so many find in the sport of cycling. Check out a 1 min. clip here http://www.docscene.org/standing-start.html

nerdsters

nerdsters

Then the main feature, The Road to Roubaix – The film features the most difficult and prestigious one-day cycling race in the world: Paris-Roubaix. First held in 1896, the race is a grueling contest over 160 miles of cobbled farm roads in Northern France with a finish in the historic Roubaix Velodrome. – watch the trailer

What was most enjoyable was not only the great interview pieces, but the photography stills.  Official website here.  I love to watch professional riders, because I believe like other professional sports, pro cycling is deeply important to cycling culture.  Professionals help inspire us, especially the young, to dream big dreams and work hard.  They act as examples of dedication, cooperation and performance. 

Next year, hopefully when my writing has improved vastly, I’ll attend more screenings and give better reviews.  It’s all a work in progress, especially myself.

night bike parking

night bike parking

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Written by yellow fork

October 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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  1. Thanks for posting the reviews and trailers! I’m filming a feature film in SLC this July, check out our website and blog at http://www.pelotonthemovie.com
    cheers, John

    johnskis

    May 20, 2010 at 1:42 am

    • looks like a great project! I’m working on a new site, I’ll post some there about the film once I have the site up. Best of luck, thanks for sharing the dream!

      saltydogcycling

      May 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm


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