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eat!sleep?bikes! – Awesome

10:27 AM PST on December 14, 2007

Director Sasha Perry and Team Bonobo


Writing this post was one of the harder things I've done here...what do I focus on, the awesome movie, or the crowd of cyclists that greeted it? Let's try both..

The Los Angeles County Bike Coalition and the Bike Oven put on a great event that literally packed the house so tight that people were sitting on the floor and standing in the street. But on top of raising money for a good cause, people showed up to watch the documentary eat!sleep?bikes?

The documentary, directed by Sasha Perry, is about four friends who love their bikes and decided to take on a five hundred and eight mile bike race from LA and through Death Valley. Just to make their lives more difficult, the "four rider vegan relay team" decided to do the trip on single gear bikes.

I don't want to ruin the movie for anyone that's interested in watching it later (I have a copy in my house and have it on now, just come on over!), so I'm just going to say this. The documentary was professionally done with excellent camera work and editing and the story is entertaining, due in large part to the personalities of the racing team, Team Bonobo. Finding out everything from the plight of the Bonobo to what a banana tastes like after 508 miles attached somewhere to a cyclist is both fun and inspiring.

Instead of just telling you about how the event was, let me show you....incidentally, it isn't too late to join LACBC at their holiday rate....

This event, brought to you by the LACBC and the Bike Oven...

 

LACBC staffer Dorothy is hard at work signing up new members, greeting the event stars and signing the guests in...

 

 

There's nothing like a packed Oven on a cold night (rimshot).

 

 

 

 

 

 

With plenty of folks still chilling outside

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