Thursday, April 2, 2009

The five worst bicycle films ever...and that's a long time

Here, from the St Cloud State University Chronicle, is a list of movies the author, Jack Hennes, feels are the five worst cycling films of all time, and the reasons they made his list.

After our Breaking Away love-fest last week, I figured we'd give Jack Hennes equal time. Even if a few of us won't agree with him.


Amy said...

Meh. I still love "American Flyers".

Khal said...

Good grief. How can anyone crap on Breaking Away? I wonder how many kids have pushed themselves beyond anerobic threshold while thinking about Mendelssohn's Italian (4th Symphony) while sprinting to keep up with an eighteen wheeler. I sure did.

Sounds like those St. Cloud student journalists need a quick dip in the nearest flooded Cold Spring Granite quarry to clear their heads. That is, if Cold Spring Granite hasn't been bought out by the Chinese.

richard said...

Hello Maynard I read your article about the previous owner of a HondaVF1000 (?) recently in MSL.I've wanted an old Guzzi Le Mans for a while now and saw a nice MK 3. I spoke to the owner who had not had it for long and asked if I could e mail the previous owner for some info.Like your man on the Honda, he came back with an amazing amount of information. Thanks for your inspiration. Richard from London

Larry said...


I agree with the bad cycling movie list EXCEPT for Breaking Away. I always thought American Flyers was simply awful but BA is a good film on many levels even if you know little or nothing about cycling. I think the Best Screenplay award means something, I don't remember American Flyers or Waterworld winning ANYTHING!