Cyclocross Reality T.V.: Behind The Barriers With Jeremy Powers, It’s Like Jersey Shore With Bikes

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 8 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“We usually get up in the morning, have some breakfast, then we make fun of each other for a little bit, and then we get ready and go for a little spin…” – Jeremy Powers on the dynamic between him and his Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld teammates

Behind The Barriers is a reality T.V.-like series based on cyclocross star and regularly-hilarious dude, Jeremy “JPow!” Powers. Somerville, MA based Film maker, Sam Wiley Smith follows Powers throughout his 2010 ‘Cross season, capturing all the absurd antics, as well as a bunch of incredibly well shot race footage. Smith is well-known for his seminal cyclocross films, Transition: An American Cyclocross Season and Transition 2: ‘Cross The Pond.

Some of the best moments of the series occur during smack-talking sessions between Powers and his Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld teammate, Tim “Tom” Johnson. A third teammate, Jamey Driscoll plays the Laurel to the two Hardys in this lopsided double-act which transcends mere cycling entertainment and enters the realm of mass-appeal. Remember the Discovery Channel show Ice Road Truckers? It was an incredibly boring show about large men sitting in warm trucks, not-dying, or doing anything interesting…ever. If people will watch that cr—stuff (hey, the C-R-word is a swear…to a seven-year-old) they will definitely watch a show about really funny dudes in logoed-leotards riding around in vans and racing bikes.

“Coming up next on Behind The Barriers — Todd Wells attempts to the bunny hop the doubles at the USGP in Ft. Collins…” (cue ominous music).

The above video is episode 8 of the series, see episodes 1-7 after the break…

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 1 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 2 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 3 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 4 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 5 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 6 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

“Behind The Barriers” Episode 7 from Behind The Barriers on Vimeo.

Comments

uglyyeti - 11/30/10 - 10:41am

You’re right about “crap”. My seven-year-old daughter has been experimenting with the boundaries of that word for a few weeks now. I think it’s still the worst word she knows.

crossjunkie - 11/30/10 - 1:53pm

I love J-pow, he is a stud. Super laid back dude who rips on a bike. Plus he likes gangsta music, thats a win in my book.

John S-S - 11/30/10 - 11:08pm

And who doesn’t smell his coffee mug – coming straight out of the DW?

Funny stuff – dude.

slippyfish - 12/01/10 - 12:48pm

WTF, why are the REAL sweary-words bleeped out? Colorful language is funny!

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