Re: [CR] Paging Jim Merz about American Flyers


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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:09:42 -0800
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: oroboyz@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Paging Jim Merz about American Flyers


Rae Dawn Chong was in a really amazing film before this one, Quest for Fire.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:45 AM, <oroboyz@aol.com> wrote:
> I constantly have to defend this film...
>
> It is so easy for us now to look at it through 2011 glasses, but at the
> time, it was awesome.
>
> I saw the/ or a premier in Boulder during the Coors Classic. The audience
> was 95% cyclists. When Rae Dawn Chong changed Kevin Costner's wheel in that
> race, everyone in the crowd jumped to their feet and cheered! She kicked
> ass!
>
> Considering it was a pop film, and was made to try (!?) to appeal to a
> broad audience, I think it "wasn't too bad" at all. Sure it is easy to nit
> pick many details, but despite Hollywood's inclination to schlock up
> everything, to me it is cool that they made it at all and got so many things
> right at all. So cool that they used Bill Woodul to ride the rollers in that
> scene, so cool to spot Brian Searchinger as a Russian. Etc., etc.
>
> So cool to have it and Breaking Away as part of our cycling heritage.
>
> It's a glass half full to me!!!
>
>
>
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street #100
> Greensboro, North Carolina 27408 USA
> 336-274-5959
> http://www.cyclesdeoro.com
> http://www.classicrendezvous.com
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
> To: Phil Brown <philcycles@sbcglobal.net>
> Cc: Dale Brown <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 12:21 pm
> Subject: Re: [CR] Paging Jim Metz about American Flyers
>
> Oh, I forgot to mention that there is an interesting Facebook page that is
> for Bill. It's kind of hard to find, but try this:
>
> Bill Woodul Fan Club
>
> And if any of you have photos or stories about the great Woodul be sure to
> share them.
>
> Jim Merz
> Big Sur CA
>
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.