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I never make movie reviews but this film just screams excitement it made me want to shout out for more!

Its not that im a bike nut, but anyone who have ever ridden on two is surely going to relate. Director David Koepp had the vision of a cyclist all along. What moves me in this movie is that there are scenes where it takes you from a cyclist point of view; specifically the time when you are faced with obstacles in city riding and you are faced with options. The film brings you to the minds eye of Joseph Gordon-Lewitt as to which path to take. Its those split millisecond decisions that we see, that was truly captured. My words are not going to do justice, but this film is definitely a must see.

Cyclists rock on.. to fixies  RESPECT! The bike chase and race scene between a top of the line Carbon Fiber Parlee with Clincher Wheelset and the fixie bike will forever be a biker/cyclist/fixie rider debate in bike hangouts

Everything is two thumbs up in this movie! The main downer for me is the huge expectation on the “flash mob” scene of the real NY bike messenger underground scene. I was expecting more than just mere riding pokes. Other than that, this movie is truly a blast there were scenes that I would literally get up my seat, cringe and shout out.

This movie is for you if

– you ride a bike, any bike. If youre a roadie, mtb, fixie, bmx, trials or even  a free rider theres a bike scene for you that you can relate to

– must see, even buy the dvd/blue ray if youre a bike nut, cyclist or fixie rider

-are into  fast paced “ill pee later on once this finish” action films

-you have a rebellious nature

This movie is not for you

– if you find bike messengers irritating

– if youre a hard core conservative and you abhor any act of mischief

On a last note. Good job from the actors, bloodiest blooper scene ive seen so far. Clap clap.

7-Eleven Tour 700 May 13, 2012 Reminders on Race day

Me and my wife Joyce are all set and getting ready for race day tomorrow May 13, 2012 o 7-Eleven Tour 700 which also happens to be Mothers Day! Its going to be our first RoadBike race together. I think its going to be more like a fun ride. Here are some reminders on Race day tomorrow , info from http://www.tour711.com/   For Race BIB and Sticker placement be aware of the following:  

Parking at the Venue is as follows and be at the race venue 45 minutes before your start time.

And sadly.. we have to observe the following cut-off times, particularly for those riding 100Km.  To be sure, you may opt to place USED RUBBER/TIRE TUBING at the rear end area of the frame to protect your bike from probable scratches should your bike be boarded on the truck and be placed tight beside other bikes.

Other tips as provided by the race organizer..

  1. Do not ride faster than your ability.
  2. Keep a safe distance between you and other riders to prevent crashes.
  3. Remember to stop for hydration. There will be a hydration station every 10km.

My personal tip…

1) Get enough rest. Arrive Early. Have a checklist before leaving manila.
2) Bring stuff you need, TOOLS, extra tubes, Vaseline, sunblock, air pump, money, charged cellphone with load, camera with memory card and battery.

3) Last minute bike check. Is everything tightened FIT TO you? For now, dont let anyone ride your bike after making your final adjustments.

4 ) For the Multisport athletes out there,.. remember NO AEROBARS. For the roadies out there, not everyone are hardcore riders, and are not even used to close peleton formations, hand signals or even basic road bike courtesy / protocol.

5) If its your first time to wear cleats. Forget about it. Stick to regular shoes.  If you bought anything new to your bike which will change the way you ride. Forget about it, stick to whats predictable.

6) Just enjoy your race and stay safe always. Keep distance.. Be courteous, if you should brake, veer to side brake slowly and look and be aware at all sides.

Have a safe race everyone! Godspeed!