the history of cycling clothing.
Funny this t-shirt walks into the shop the day after Freewheelin’ was shared with the world!
Saw them both…HERE!
Back in ‘85 I was asked to prepare a bike for Merckx to ride in a charity fun ride in Long Beach. I was asked to collect Eddy from his hotel and deliver him to the ride, which of course I was excited to do. He was quite engaging and easy to talk to, and as I was driving him to the start area I commented on how much I liked the sweater he was wearing. After we arrived and unloaded his bike I asked if I could take a couple of photos, and he was very obliging. After I snapped the photos, he promptly unzipped and handed the sweater to me saying it was his way of showing his appreciation for all that I had done for him. I wore it quite often after that, and I think at some point all of my children have worn it as well. Now it resides on the shelf of my closet, and every time I look at it I’m reminded of that special moment when I first met whom some call the greatest cyclist of all time.”
From the Dirt Drops’ Instagram!
Supper rad formal portrait of Eddy and most definitely a rad sweater!
Well…that’s what Brian Vernor believes, so that is what I believe!
Here’s what Brian has to say about the film…
Hi friends, This has been a long time coming. I have held this secret for a long time and at this point I think there is no way to share this radical film other than to simply let it fly on the internet. In early 2010 I showed this film to multiple cycling media outlets in an effort to re-release the film, or to do an in depth profile on the man that as far as I know has made the first mountain bike film. the FIRST. This is a film. It is not a bunch of scrappy footage. Wolf Ruck made something beautiful and important, and then he moved on and made other films about other subjects. He was very humble when I approached him about his film FREEWHEELIN. He was even surprised anybody cared. What a shock to see this film for me. Besides the historical importance, the great vibe he transmits from the scene as it was back then, jamming soundtrack he co-ordinated, Wolf Ruck can likely be credited with the first urban POV shot in all of cycling. Plenty of people have made names for themselves simply from that shot alone. As a filmmaker I am greatly inspired by this whole film. Freewheelin is free. Please share.
YES! YES! YES!
If you wanna know where Keo got his moves in Macaframa, watch this!