Steve Shasta's Belgian Cycling Film Classics

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Where can I rent a bike in San Francisco so I can trundle all over town like hipster steve macqueen?

Also, where is the most awesomest japanese food?

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 14:40 (fourteen years ago) link

dude i'm in a little bit of Jury duty but i will be around later... hang tite

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

gimme your height/inseam if you can dawg, maybe able to get you a loaner and you can save your $$$ for j-food.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:50 (fourteen years ago) link

6'1" and about 33". That would be great.

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:54 (fourteen years ago) link

fixed ok?

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 23:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Sorry for not getting back, I have spent the last couple of days with my head in some spreadsheets I am working on for some grant money. I am now in town but didn't bring helmet or lock and not so sure about locking a bike up down round here anyway. So I think I will stick to shanks pony for this trip, although having got here and seen the hills and the lovely temperate weather I will regret this.

Must organise things better next time.

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Friday, 7 August 2009 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

No problem, lmk if u change your mind.

Sunday at the YBCA (not far from your hotel) is a mid-day showing of A SUNDAY IN HELL (tho dv not film) which would be a good alternative to not doing any biking right?

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 8 August 2009 02:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I noticed that and think I shall attend as I have never seen it and would be awesome.

(In compensation for no bike I walked to the ocean, which was pretty awesome).

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Saturday, 8 August 2009 03:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Ed, dude, even yanks don't say "awesome" that much.

Mark C, Monday, 10 August 2009 10:39 (fourteen years ago) link


ovum if you got 'em (gbx), Monday, 10 August 2009 11:22 (fourteen years ago) link

shastaman vibrations

( ´_ゝ˙) (Dr. Phil), Tuesday, 11 August 2009 17:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I shall move on to saying "capital".

"A Sunday in Hell" was a most capital documentary. So much so that I have ordered the DVD. I didn't expect it to be so funny, the soundrach of the choir signing "paris", "Roubaix" and "Pavé" is very entertaining, fantastic insight into the race and riders though.

Some Youtube, however I am glad we had the subtitled version.

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 19:22 (fourteen years ago) link

seen this but forgot about how ridiculous the moto interference appeared, its like motorpace roubaix.

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Thursday, 13 August 2009 03:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Also a good demonstration of why earpieces are a good idea. The cars driving up into the peleton are terrifying.

Mornington Crescent (Ed), Friday, 14 August 2009 01:48 (fourteen years ago) link

three months pass...

wow only 175 quid per.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 05:13 (fourteen years ago) link

oh raphapaws

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 18:10 (fourteen years ago) link

a sunday in hell is available on btw

coz (webinar), Saturday, 21 November 2009 22:15 (fourteen years ago) link


itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:26 (fourteen years ago) link

hasn't it been on piratebay for a couple of years? pretty sure that's where i got my copy.

caek, Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:33 (fourteen years ago) link

thx2u. Ed and I saw it as mentioned upthread, but I need to see it again because I missed out on a critical 15-20 minutes due to nodding off lol.

♪♫(●̲̲̅̅̅̅=̲̲̅̅̅̅●̲̅̅)♪♫ (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 22 November 2009 00:44 (fourteen years ago) link

they have this up there too, which I heard was worth a watch?

coz (webinar), Saturday, 28 November 2009 08:05 (fourteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Do we have a bike film thread? because I watched Chasing Legends tonight (HTC centric doc on the 09 tour) and would like to talk about it but only in the correct thread.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Don't think we do. I still need to see this.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Perhaps our mod rename this thread to something more cinematic in nature?

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Who is our mod?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:58 (thirteen years ago) link

Pash iirc, although you should be.*

*Unless all mods are supposed to be really obnoxious and fly off then handle at any given opportunity in which case I would nominate myself.

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 05:38 (thirteen years ago) link

apparently ASIH is completely on youtube! wtf. i thought 10min was the limit?

jaxon, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Whadda film.

Mark C, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 11:00 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm a mod, but don't actually know how to retitle threads!

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 14:34 (thirteen years ago) link

paging steven shasta

did you see it in IMAX?

cozen, Wednesday, 17 November 2010 18:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I did not, although I did see it at a beautiful historic beaux-arts style theater that has a massive screen. Not sure if the film was 35 or 70mm but it looked really clean (the sound on the other hand seems pretty muffled and muted at times).

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 18 November 2010 04:15 (thirteen years ago) link

two months pass...

"La Course en Tete"
considered to be a finer film than A Sunday In Hell

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 02:10 (thirteen years ago) link

also can we change the thread title?

who runs this joint?

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 02:11 (thirteen years ago) link

thx shasty

ullr saves (gbx), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 02:13 (thirteen years ago) link

paging shasty

smanghetti bollocknaked (cozen), Wednesday, 2 February 2011 07:36 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

9 Ball Diaries is on NetflixWI

City of Jorts (Steve Shasta), Friday, 1 April 2011 07:34 (thirteen years ago) link

twelve years pass...

Netflix's TdF Unchained was pretty nice. The storytelling showcasing the intra-team tension between WvA & Jonas and how that became resolved was extremely well done. Also the Jakobsen sidestory was fantastic, seeing his scarred face (and still fresh looking trach scar) and then them replaying the footage really was intense. Love that dude. Powless still bugs me, he beat me a couple times (see the race results thread), also JV is always good for soundbites.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 June 2023 05:09 (ten months ago) link

Also I was never big on Team Sky (never really warmed to Wiggins and absolutely detested Froome) but Geraint Thomas comes off very solid and likeable.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 June 2023 05:17 (ten months ago) link

been meaning to watch the doc. geraint thomas comes across as a v decent person generally in interviews etc. nice sense of humour, self-deprecating. tough as nails ofc. this was good:

Geraint Thomas is one of the kindest, most generous people in cycling, full stop. I first met him on the streets of Paris after the finish of the 2021 Tour de France. He stopped by to say hello to me, Richard Moore, and Francois Thomazeau as we ate dinner. He had a nice chat with us as people, not as the press, asked us what we were eating (and drinking), introduced his wife and kid, complained about his soreness and told us he was looking forward to watching Netflix all day when he got home. He didn’t have to do that. Most riders wouldn’t. It is a testimony to his generosity that Thomas is free with his opinions, with his time. His press conferences, those nasty formalities, go long.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 20 June 2023 07:04 (ten months ago) link

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