This Academy Award winner (Best Screenplay 1979) is a charming story of local boys versus “college boys”, in the town’s annual bike race. Starring Dennis Christopher, Daniel Stern and Dennis Quaid. 100 minutes.
Strengths: A heart-warming movie that managed to reap heaps of critical praise despite being a "cycling" movie. It's hard not to empathize with the growing pains that the "cutters" are going through. Good acting, good plot, and a fun trip back to the days of downtube shifters and toe clips.
Weaknesses: None. Saw it at least 4 times over the years and it only improves with age.
and just ordered a Cannondale CAADX Tiagra through work.
though, gonna have to standardize the drivetrain with my road bike.....
ie, 32T cassette and MTB RD.... in case I want to sneak my Mavic Kysrium Elite on it.
looking forward to non-technical singletrack (technical rides will require my ... Read More »
My daughter and her husband have moved to upstate IN and we want to come an visit sometime in 2012. I "think" I have heard of some kind of formal ride in the Bloomington area that is tied in some way with the movie Breaking Away. Either it rides some of the same roads or rides past some of the sit ... Read More »