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Have watched all bar the last 20 minutes (cached in my browser from last night) and Peaty is about to win the Worlds. Very emotional and I’ll be buying it on DVD when it comes out. Any one any idea when that is? I’d like to get one for my little brother who shares his birthday with the big man I realized yesterday and if it’s going to be a present it ought to be available before the weekend when I’m going to see him or I’ll have to find something else.Posted 3 years ago
I bought the movie the other week and enjoyed it. I started riding in ’97 and remember a fair few bits of it. That crash in Les Gets was heartbreaking if you’re a Brit desperate for Steve to win it.
It was good to see how far the sport has come and and how fast it is these days.Posted 3 years ago
some really embarrassing bits walking around house with human shit on a stick and the whole hating the french thing!
I think a lot of that was a youngish bloke trying to be one of the lads….he doesn’t really hate the French because he’s pretty damn good mates with CG.
That is one of the biggest ways the sport has changed….it’s become a lot more professional. Less emphasis on parties, mucking about with a bit of bikes thrown in.Posted 3 years ago
tony07 – Member
Am I the only one that thought it was crap?
Have you not grown up with this fella, did it not mean anything to you?
I was getting a bit embarrassed by the “Frenchie” thing but I understand how they were effectively on opposing sides ie the full on pros and the fun dudes but it was getting a little xenophobic but then he was young and I don’t know it was meant as anything other than a collective rivalry. He was certainly glowing in praise of the talent, it’s just that en-masse they were a different breed and it must have been frustrating.
There were some dull bits but it must be hard to build a narrative with mostly archive footage and I expect they used most of what they could find.
Looking forward to the last 20 mins when I get chance.Posted 3 years agobedmakerSubscriber
Sam Hill on song really was in a different league.Posted 3 years ago
The whole party animal thing with Peat, Palmer etc I find pretty odd. If you keep losing races to the bog eyed frenchies by hundredths of seconds, if the result is that important, why not sit out a few parties and win the races by those all important hundredths instead?
I guess these guys would never admit it, but I bet they regret that.nemesisSubscriber
For me, it reminded me just how good Vouilloz was – it’s not surprising to some extent that they got pissed off about that eventually – that bottom section of the World Champs course with the tight switchbacks, he just made the rest all look silly (and to be fair they admitted that).Posted 3 years agochakapingSubscriber
For me, it reminded me just how good Vouilloz was – it’s not surprising to some extent that they got pissed off about that eventually – that bottom section of the World Champs course with the tight switchbacks
And the more open track where they contrasted his and Peaty’s runs – he seemed to be floating down the hill while Peaty was smashing it apart.
But more importantly: How narrow were all their handlebars!?Posted 3 years agoYellow BellyMember
In the spirit of DH early days, you should watch it, but play drinking games – down a shot every time Warner or Rat Boy swears.
Did get a bit dusty in my house too when the clips of Peat’s WC win came on.
Vouilloz and Hill footage showed how good they really were/ are compared to the rest though.Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I know its intended as a bit of a Peaty love in but if you think of it more like a potted history of the first 20 odd years of DH racing, Based mostly around the one fella who’s been racing through all of it then its quite interesting, lots of “Oh I remember seeing that video” or “that photo in a mag” moments…
Not much mention of the last few years since his World Champs win, He has slipped back a bit, I suppose he’s done it all now and people are sort of just waiting for that announcement… There’s at least another season in him I reckon, and then he’ll have to sharpen up his CV.
I really didn’t think much to the intro though, Peaty obviously reading someone’s idea of profound thoughts on his career over footage of him riding just seemed a bit awkward and forced, didn’t work IMO.
Strangest of all though it really made me want to see Hill back on form again, I wasn’t really a Hill fan-boi when he was doing so well but seeing footage of him racing ~7-8 years ago winning races on a lime green Sunday made me realize just how much more interesting his riding was/is than many of the others, that they compared Hill to Vouilloz, and the general consensus is that Peaty was never quite on that level, says a lot IMO…
In summary a very nice bloke, gets a dream job and manages to stick it out for 20+ years (and counting) has some frustrations and some triumphs along the way…
Thanks for the free viewing, I’ll not be buying it though.Posted 3 years agorene59Member
“Fort William, one of the biggest World Cup rounds. Thousands and thousands of people make a pilgrimage up there, pretty much to watch one man come down that mountain.”
That opening line had me cringing a bit for some reason, but the rest was ok, a good trip down memory lane.Posted 3 years ago
it really made me want to see Hill back on form again
+1 it’s such a shame that there’s not really been a time when all the best of the best (those people that can put more than 5 seconds into the whole of the field consistently) have been on form at the same time.
seeing footage of him racing ~7-8 years ago winning races on a lime green Sunday
made me realize I still want a Lime green Sunday or a black one or a polished on. Hell any Sunday will do, it’s just such a great shape.Posted 3 years ago
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