Category Archives: film

Bringing the Ghost Bike to Film


The central theme of the terrific new movie Hearts Beat Loud may not be about cycling, but it is a critical component of the film. In fact, this may be the first motion picture ever to include a scene with … Continue reading

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Backtracking by bicycle in the video for “Rewind”


Here’s a music intriguing music video by the Indie band Flint Eastwood out of Detroit.  It utilizes a bicyclist’s trip being rewound as its primary focus. Terrific song and band! Cheers!

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Bicycling deaths portrayed in film


For the second time I can remember, I saw a movie over the weekend where one of the lead characters was killed while riding their bicycle. Spoiler alert – if you don’t want to know what happened in these films, don’t read beyond this … Continue reading

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The funniest bicycle quote of all


There many great quotes about bicycles, but easily the funniest to this blogger is the following: “Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a missing seat, but it hurts.” Line delivered by the incomparable Leslie Nielsen … Continue reading

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A heartbreaking image from Ukraine


It is said that pictures can tell a 1,000 words. The photograph of this bewildered bicyclist above from Ukraine does that and much more – it depicts what should be the joy of cycling set against a backdrop of death, … Continue reading

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Your community is a “sprawl blob” when…


Here is the sixth in this satirical series. You’re know your community is an urban “sprawl blob” that’s visible from outer space when… You cannot tell when you have arrived or when you have left. There is no “there,” there. … Continue reading

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Get off your duff and walk!


It is amazing how many people feel the need to park in the front row or the closest parking spaces to an entrance that are available, when just a bit of walking could be beneficial to their general health. Doesn’t … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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The “grand” prize for fusing art and economic development


This is a slightly revised post from the same story I wrote for Rust Wire, that was published earlier today. Enjoy! I had my first opportunity to attend ArtPrize in Grand Rapids on September 29th. My oh my, have they ever hit … Continue reading

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“44: Dublin Made Me” Snapshots from the 1960s


It was my great hope that this book by Peter Sheridan would provide some intriguing insights into the history and development of Dublin, Ireland, much in the way several other books have for Mumbai, Beijing, Edinburgh, and Istanbul. Dublin has … Continue reading

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