That was awesome. I didn’t know that was from Stars and Watercarriers. I often think the 60s and 70s were the best decades for pro cycling because there seemed to be more passion, more desire and a more realistic vibe about it.
From ‘Stars and Watercarriers’? A great segment. I think World Cycling Productions has a DVD bundle with ‘Impossible Hour’. Great vintage cycling viewage for those interested in Jorgen Leth and ‘Sunday in Hell’ style cinema.
This is such a great video! Thank you for posting it on your blog.
Great to see the new site up! This video is a wonderful work of poetry, thanks for putting it up!
I was very pleased to see your new website. Something was really missing without your expertise.
Best to you my friend,,
Great piece – fun to view. I really dig seeing clips from that era.
A work of art.
‘A handful of greasy balls…’ Ha!
Thanks for posting this great film. Can’t recall ever watching such a moving work. They really captured the solitude of the time trial.
Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later. Worker
I don’t know if anything in Vlaamse can ever sound poetic, but this comes pretty close. Great narration.
“..the Euphoria when the bike simply rolls. When all calculation is swallowed by the unfolding of power.”
Fab piece of Video. super smooth Mercx bustin ride.
Its interesting to see back in those days how riders with virtually little time trialling equipment could sustain 48kmph. Now that’s bumped up to what, 52-53 kmph. I wonder if its safe to say that about 2-3 mph advantage using technology. The rest is all human effort.