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Videos: ‘Unstoppables’ Featuring Miguel & Paco, And The BMX Twins

Black Train Films sent us the latest segments in their heartrending documentary Unstoppables – the story of the Pirates Team which is made up of a passionate group of cyclists with physical disabilities. See the intro to their documentary here. They describe their newest segment shown above:

“We have now launched our latest video. It is very moving – it is about a child who had his leg amputated at birth and became a BMX champion, thanks to the help of his twin brother.”

Watch ‘Miguel & Paco’ after the break.

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Video: Miguel Indurain visits with the Unstoppables crew

 Above is a clip from Miguel Indurain’s visit with the racers in the Unstoppables documentary. The folks at Black Train Films sent this press release:

The protagonists of the “Unstoppables” films recently had a very special visitor: Miguel Indurain, five-times winner of the Tour de France. They spent the day filming him and put a video together, which you can find at the top of their homepage: www.unstoppablesdocumentary.com (and above).

Indurain rarely agrees to appear on TV so this is a very rare insight into the life of one of the best (if not the best) cyclists in history. He made the video to support this film and their crowdfunding campaign. Worth checking it out.

These guys really need help to finish their film and they have created a kickstarter page. All donations will be used for post-production (music, editing, delivery). Please do donate or pass this link to friends. It’s a great project.

Video: Unstoppables’ Juanjo Mendez

This is the story of Juanjo Méndez, who is featured in the movie: Unstoppables. He lost both his left arm and leg in a motorcycle accident. He is now in London racing for gold in the Paralympics - at 48yo! His events start tomorrow - we wish him the best!

Thanks to Daniel at BlackTrainFilms for the link.

 

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • The inventor of the modern “safety bicycle”, JK Starley, gets a birthday card from all cyclists placed on his grave as a thanks for making the world a better place. The billions of bicycles made since the 1890s owe their design to Starley’s original Rover Safety Bicycle. Full PR and more images after the break.
  • For the past 6 months we’ve posted teasers to the inspiring documentary ‘Unstoppables’. The producers of the movie are now on their final push to finish the movie and need your help to see it through.
  • Ram Bikes’ UK dealers are having an end of the year demo sale.
  • If only those Mayan’s knew what sort of discounts they would be generating for us folks in the future…Swiftwick is offering 12% off their TWELVE compression socks with coupon code “HighWater12″ until December 21st.
  • Ride The Divide and Reveal The Path want to continue inspiring you to seek adventure and are now offering 30% off their products with code “Holiday30″ at checkout.
  • Industry Nine, Asheville Bicycle Racing Club and Liberty Bicycles in Asheville, NC, are having a “Celebrate CX” party this Saturday from 5-8pm with refreshments, discounts, and a raffle supporting Trips For Kids of WNC.
  • Bianchi and Hotel Alexander – a four star hotel located in Italy near the Adriatic Sea – have joined efforts to promote sustainable cycling tourism in Italy by offering Bianchi Sempre bikes in their cycling tour packages. Bianchi plans to expand this program with more high-quality hotels throughout Italy.

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Video: A Cadet’s Life

More inspiration from the folks at Black Train Films and their documentary Unstoppables. This clip is the story of Rodri, “a 88yo guy who rides 25km every day and has not been sick once. He had a bike accident 25 years ago on the road, then went track cycling and has been training every day since. It is quite an amazing story.”

Friday Roundup – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

  • The clip above is from the documentary-in-work “Unstoppables“. BlackTrainFilms needs your help to complete this inspiring project as they follow a group of cyclists preparing for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
  • For a limited time, Suspension Experts of Asheville, NC, are offering “a VERY aggressive trade in for your old fork, regardless of condition, toward the purchase of a new RockShox Lyrik.” Call or stop by their shop for details.
  • If you purchase any CUBE Bike from an official dealer between June 15th – September 21st you will get a free Alpe d’Huez lift pass for a weekend, a week, or two weeks depending on purchase price.
  • London Paris Bike Ride is an interesting way to raise money for charity – they organize the tour (from London to Paris with support vehicles, food and hotels) you provide the charity, help raise the money, and enjoy the ride… Their next scheduled ride is September 19th – 23rd.
  • Join Motocross champion Ryan Dungy and Target as they host the MN Major River-to-River Ride this July 15th. Two routes will be offered – a 62 mile ride and a 25 mile ride – through the St. Croix and Mississippi river valleys. All proceeds from the ride go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Schwinn is giving away two bikes a day until June 25th. Register to win a bike for your friend and, if they win, you get one too.
  • Tickets are still available for the Southern Spokes Bicycle Summit being held this August 10th-12th at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman, NC.
  • The 3rd Annual Teton Valley Mountain Bike Festival, the Wydaho Rendezvous, will be held July 27th – 29th. Highlights include a Super D race, the Grand Targhee Hill Climb, various clinics for all ages, BMX exhibitions, and poker runs each evening.
  • The League of American Bicyclists has put out the Top 10 reasons why Congress should preserve bicycle and pedestrian funding, which we’ve listed after the break…

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