Wednesday, August 5

breaking away

Nothing new here, just a note to the young; Breaking Away is an absolute must see. The trailer makes it look like a Michael Cera rom-com, but it speaks to town vs. gown and economic issues too. I don't remember road biking being a huge (tv) sport in the 70's, but we (road) biked everywhere as kids and this movie was huge for us. Plus there was a local quarry we'd swim in, so we thought... you know, they were reading our mail so to speak. Daniel Stern is awesome in this... like a younger version of his Shrevie in Diner.

The story arc ends at the Little 500, an intramural collegiate cycling event held at Indiana University. It is still held anually. Anyone been?? Looks pretty fun.