Re: [CR] Paging Jim Metz about American Flyers


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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:18:13 -0800
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
Cc: Dale Brown <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Paging Jim Metz about American Flyers


Well I don't have that much to say, other than it's a pretty bad film. Bill Woodul of Campagnolo Support fame was ready to move on and I got him a job with Specialized Bicycle. So he did basically the same thing for us, technical support for all the big road races in the USA. Somehow he found out that a Hollywood movie was going to be made, loosely based on the Coors Classic. So he was right in the middle of this and got the movie people to use Specialized bikes for the good guy team. Kevin Costner rode on this team in the movie. I did not go down for the filming, but Bill was on hand for the whole thing. He is in the film on rollers if I remember. The premiere was in San Francisco, Bill got me in to see this. So I got to meet the director, and actors. My ex-wife could not even talk when we met Kevin Costner, I thought that was pretty funny.

By the way, my last name is with a "r", not "t".

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 7:26 AM, Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>wrote:
>
> Watching a bit of it this morning and just wondering what you have to tell
> us, if anything, about it.
> Phil Brown
> Cold-by our Left Coast standards-in Oakland, Calif.