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Bike Filmmakers Up the Standard

by Joe Lindsey.

I finally got around to seeing Life Cycles, the freeride film from Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski.

It debuted at Interbike but because of a prior commitment I missed the premiere there, so when the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (yes, they spell it as one word) held a showing last night at the Boulder Theater, I was excited to finally see it.

Initially, what intrigued me was the idea of the story, which focuses on a single trail through four seasons as a meditation on life, death, and rebirth.

I’ve been critical in the past of what I’ve perceived as a lack of vision on the part of filmmakers. Action sports films can be pretty formulaic, and freeride movies fit snugly into every corner of the clichéd image we have of the genre.

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