American Flyers

American Flyers

SUMMARY: The best cycling movie I have seen.

I first saw this movie on TV many years ago. Later, when I started bike riding a little more seriously, I began to watch this movie often on VHS, to get me pumped up for a ride. This is long before Lance Armstrong was winning Tour de France championships, and making cycling more common in the USA. In the movie, the race is called The Hell Of The West, but it was based on the real life race The Coors Classic. I love the cycling footage. The acting is so-so, but I enjoyed the story, and there is quite a bit humor in the film. It is a relatively early role for Kevin Costner. Alexandra Paul is amazingly cute in this movie too. I have watched this movie countless times. After about 13 years without a bike, I am just now getting back to doing some bike riding. I now have a mountain bike, but I do miss my old Trek road bike. I miss flying down a hill at close to 60 miles per hour! I haven’t tried that on the mountain bike yet. Anyway…I recently watched this movie again while doings some miles on my treadmill. I don’t think it has lost anything. It is a thoroughly enjoyable movie. (parents beware, there is a small touch of female nudity in the movie).
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