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Cyclocross DVDs - Opinions?

Mar 16, 2009
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Hello All:

I have never tried cyclocross, but really would like to this fall. As I am intrigued, I would like to purchase one of the cyclocross DVDs for entertainment/motivation while riding on the trainer. So far, I know of "9 Ball Diaries," "Pure Sweet Hell," and the "Transitions" and "Cyclofile" series. Can anyone share their impressions on any of these? For example, do they have different focus? Do they all have similar production values? Which would be the best "cyclo-porn" to motivate me during workouts on the trainer? In short, for those who have watched some of these, I would really like to hear your broad impressions. Thanks for any information.


Dave
 
Mar 19, 2009
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I've seen both Pure Sweet Hell, Transitions and 9 Ball Diaries... all of which have been documenteries on the sport of cyclocross. I know that you can get most of these on netflix, so i would start there and if you really enjoy one, buy it. Otherwise all three of these are more of the same of the history of cross. With the exception of 9 Ball which follows Tim Johnson in 2007. My least favorite was Pure Sweet Hell, it was pretty lame but that my C.02
 
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cgarabedian said:
I know that you can get most of these on netflix,

Thanks for the pointer to Netflix. I am a member, but long ago just gave up on them for any serious cycling DVDs - I would never in my life have considered looking there for something so esoteric as a cyclocross documentary. So, I've got "The 9 Ball Diaries" and "Pure Sweet Hell" on the way. Again, thanks.


Dave