So, I binged a number of endurance movies / shows this weekend, all on Amazon Prime. Here’s my thoughts.
Iron Cowboy. Not bad, a little uneven. Not sure how I feel about the accomplishment; I didn’t find myself squarely on either side of the controversies.
Eat Race Win and All for One. I strongly preferred All for One, it was much more compelling & I really got into it. Eat Race Win was OK, I guess, it just felt to me like it was a foodie tour of France with a cycling tour as a backdrop. I wish it had displayed as much of the chef’s passion for cooking, for cycling.
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story. Felt like a rehash of the Lance parts of Tyler Hamilton’s book (which I really liked). Not much new here.
The Cannonball Ride. Short (37 minutes I think), quick bite. I didn’t feel I got to know any of the racers – I kept them straight by their bikes (a Cervelo, a Trek, a Canyon, a Cannondale…) Cinematography was nice though, great scenery shots.
The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young. I had heard of this race when I lived in Tennessee, but didn’t really know what it was about. Greatly enjoyed this one.