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Rapha's Two Broad Arrows

things are a bit slow in "the clinic" today so i ventured into the "general" area and i'm glad i did. i'm really developing a taste for it. a much more chill vibe. maybe i'll hang out here more often.

cool film but am i the only one who viewed the experienced rider as an imaginary idealized version of himself? ie a glimpse of what he could accomplish if he stomped on those pedals a little harder...the stronger rider seems to appear and disappear and it fits better with the theme of self-discovery and self-reliance, or maybe not. open to interpretation but cool either way.
 
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lean said:
things are a bit slow in "the clinic" today so i ventured into the "general" area and i'm glad i did. i'm really developing a taste for it. a much more chill vibe. maybe i'll hang out here more often.

cool film but am i the only one who viewed the experienced rider as an imaginary idealized version of himself? ie a glimpse of what he could accomplish if he stomped on those pedals a little harder...the stronger rider seems to appear and disappear and it fits better with the theme of self-discovery and self-reliance, or maybe not. open to interpretation but cool either way.

That was I thought of it. Pretty cool stuff.
 
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The Kelly one got the continuity wrong, his bag magiced its way from behind the tree to the shed. I have not watched the others. The film itself is grand, the brand it's attached to, I wouldn't take it if it was free.
 
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cog_nition said:
Didn't he have his bag over his shoulder as he went into the shed. I can remember...can't access the video at the moment.


I must have been a lot more tired than even I thought. Did 60 miles yesterday and was falling around the place all evening. I even checked it after I "noticed" the 'crepency. Unless of course they changed the film overnight, having feverishly reshot/edited the scene. Some of the sheep seemed to be miming though. I could apologise, but then the price of heritage racing would be to much for me.
 
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Muriel said:
Superb photography and stunning scenery. Thoroughly recommended.

Yes, very nice, the storyline with his dad seemed a bit trite, but the scenery, cinematography and the dog/mentor was well done. And did I mention the scenery and cinematography were superb?

Also, they have a link at the end to their other movies, which are all documentaries, I believe. Keep it coming, Rapha.
 

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Does anyone know where actually this was filmed, it looks like a heaven to ride (or a hell, which for me is probably more apt, as the almost exact opposite of a climber ;)) I think it probably is in the northern part of England, or in Scotland, but chance is I am completely wrong about that.
 
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Northumberland... northern UK near the border with Scotland.

I too thought the satchel was put behind the tree... but maybe he carried his change of clothes with him??? I'll have to watch again. Also thought that maybe the dog and the other cyclist were somehow one and the same?? Why, I have no idea!

But yes, stunning scenery and photography. Worth it for that alone.

FWIW, I think Rapha do make some quality clothing... just I personally wouldn't pay quite that much for it!
 
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Muriel said:
Northumberland... northern UK near the border with Scotland.

I too thought the satchel was put behind the tree... but maybe he carried his change of clothes with him??? I'll have to watch again. Also thought that maybe the dog and the other cyclist were somehow one and the same?? Why, I have no idea!

But yes, stunning scenery and photography. Worth it for that alone.

FWIW, I think Rapha do make some quality clothing... just I personally wouldn't pay quite that much for it!

Yes, the dog and other cyclist were supposed to be the same.

As for the clothing, they made a set of goatskin gloves that I would love to be able to buy. As for the rest...it must be nice to be able to swing that kind of dough.