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Old 07-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Just watched "On Any Sunday" for the first time...

and I'm ready to go out and buy myself a vintage 2-stroke Husk, an Econoline van, drive out to southern California, and get dirty. What a great, great film. When it started off I was afraid it was going to be corny but I was wrong. It was so much fun watching these guys battling it out with whatever they had built and some of the homemade "safety" gear they were wearing. It was also refreshing to not see all the eXtreme branding and energy drink logos everywhere with fireworks and flood lights. Just a much more visceral and enjoyable experience. Even the girlfriend watched a whole 33 minutes of it, which is saying a lot.

It's still on Hulu for free if anyone hadn't seen it yet, but I'm guessing I'm the last person on ADV who hadn't.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:05 PM   #2
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Yep, great flick. If you haven't yet, check out "The Endless Summer", too.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Yep, great flick. If you haven't yet, check out the Endless Summer, too.
That's the surfing documentary Bruce Brown directed before On Any Sunday, right? I'll add it to the list.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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Buy yourself a 250 2 stroke and go amateur MX or short track racing. It's an awful lot like that.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:39 AM   #6
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1st time, wow you were over due
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #7
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Okay, I need to confess today was my first time as well, and only because OP posted. Thanks for prompting me to finally watch it, I enjoyed it!
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:31 PM   #8
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I only watched it the first time a few months back. Really inspiring stuff!
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Old 07-19-2014, 03:41 PM   #9
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Check out...

On Any Sunday 2 is really fun to watch too. Not as "classic" as 1, but still really enjoyable with profiles on Bruce Penhall, Kenny Roberts, Bob Hannah and some really wacked out Japanese speedway racing on a paved oval.
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Old 07-19-2014, 04:40 PM   #10
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and I'm ready to go out and buy myself a vintage 2-stroke Husk, an Econoline van, drive out to southern California, and get dirty. What a great, great film. When it started off I was afraid it was going to be corny but I was wrong. It was so much fun watching these guys battling it out with whatever they had built and some of the homemade "safety" gear they were wearing. It was also refreshing to not see all the eXtreme branding and energy drink logos everywhere with fireworks and flood lights. Just a much more visceral and enjoyable experience. Even the girlfriend watched a whole 33 minutes of it, which is saying a lot.

It's still on Hulu for free if anyone hadn't seen it yet, but I'm guessing I'm the last person on ADV who hadn't.
Well if you liked " On Any Sunday you may also enjoy a film that was done by "Peter Starr" which is called "Take It To The Limit".
Then again if you like flat track racing then you might like "Thrill is On" which mostly about that type of racing.
I myself wasn't all that thrilled about "On Any Sunday 2" as it was not done by "Bruce Brown" , but it did still have some good stuff in it.
And by the way one of "Bruce Brown's" sons is doing another movie about motorcycle racing and as far as I heard it will be called "On Any Sunday, Again. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:44 PM   #11
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Every one has their first time.

It is a great feel good movie. I own them all.
There is a new one out called "Why we Ride" It is sort of the same thing.
But, nothing compares to the original OAS...

Maybe I shall throw it in the DVD tonight. It has been awhile.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:15 PM   #12
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Cycles South is the perfect post On Any Sunday flick.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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Bruce Brown's son Dana did 'Dust to Glory' about the Baja 1000 a few years ago. One of my favs.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:08 AM   #14
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Bruce Brown's son Dana did 'Dust to Glory' about the Baja 1000 a few years ago. One of my favs.
x2 on this. one of my all time favorites
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:34 PM   #15
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There's another good one out there that not everyone picks up on - One Man's Island. Documents a man's decision to sell everything and live a life dream of riding the Isle of Man TT after some health issues changed his future. Pretty much produced and filmed by him and one film maker I found it pretty interesting. Mark Gardiner is the rider's name.
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