Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2009 leadville trail 100 at theatres only thursday

On October 22nd, experience a One Night Event in movie theatres nationwide featuring the debut of “Race Across the Sky” – a documentary covering the 2009 Leadville Trail 100 bike race, one of the most intense endurance races of all time - and candid conversations with Lance Armstrong, Chris Carmichael, Dave Wiens, and other elite and amateur cyclists who overcame extreme challenges to participate in this grueling race.Race Across the Sky – Leadville Trail 100, featuring Lance Armstrong, Dave Wiens and other elite and amateur cyclists on October 22nd at 7:00pm CT.

Race Across The Sky

In Omaha at Oakview 24 and Village Pointe Cinemas
In Council Bluffs at the Star Cinema 17

Groups are forming at locations to ride to the theatres in CB and Omaha.
148th and Maple Starbucks
Downtown Blue Line

Pick a coffee shop, pub, etc. near you to roll from, and post in the comment section. Would be cool to have a bunch of bikes at all theatres.


dale said...

I sent this link to wowt.com as a possible "bikes as transportation" news story, i.e. they would video the parked bikes, maybe interview a rider or two that have ridden in 30/40 degree weather.

AOJules said...

Yeah! Can't wait! I'm going to the Village Pointe showing. Wish I could ride, but I'll be at P/T Conferences until 6:45 then will be zooming over after that. Somebody save me a seat! :)

dale said...

The cool, cloudy, light drizzle/rain we had the past two days is typical winter weather in Amsterdam.

A fendered bike, good lights, some rain clothing, and commuting is very doable.

Dan and I rode about 5 miles to Oakview 24 last night. Tried rainbooties for first time and they worked well. For the return trip into the north wind, added another layer under the rain jacket, warmer headcover (bellaclava) and gloves. We think there was small ice in the drops because they did sting a little on the face.

But the ride was surprisingly enjoyable, especially sharing the experience with another biker. Different weather is like riding in different places around the world. Think of how many climates we can ride in and not leave Omaha.

The most difficult thing was seeing the 144th st sidepath. Lights from on coming traffic; rain speckled glasses; dark, wet leaves over the cement not reflecting the light. I felt my 85 lumin commuter light was a little dim on steady mode.

The movie was professional caliber and well done. Gave a good impression of what it is like to race the Leadville Trail. And several Omaha racers made camio appearances.

munsoned said...

Thanks for the review, Dale. I really wish I could have made the downtown to CB trip. I didn't get off work till 7pm, so I was out of luck.

And yes, I agree there was little bits of ice in the rain. Quite stingy on the face.