Friday, March 21, 2008
Just watched a recent film about bikes... specifically about the beginnings of the mountain bike. It's a documentary called "Klunkerz", and if you're a bike nut, it's well worth watching. I first heard about it back in September, at Interbike, the cycling industry's big trade show. I've always found the stories around the early pioneers of mountain biking interesting, and this film does a really nice job of giving you a sense of what it must have been like to be there at the beginning. It features a lot of old photos and film footage (remember Super 8 film?), as well as present day interviews with the likes of Otis Guy, Joe Breeze, Chris Kelly, Tom Ritchey, and Gary Fisher, among many, many others. A very cool film.