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Turbo Kid takes you back to the future

3 09 2015

Imagine thumbing through the shelves of dusty old VHS tapes at a video store back in the 80s, stopping at one with a super hero and a  BMX bike on the cover. You smile, grab it, and stroll off knowing you’re in for some cheesy…but oh so fun…entertainment.

If you can go back and put yourself back in that headspace, well then my friend, you’re probably going to love Turbo Kid.

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Billed as a  post-apocalyptic love story set in an alternate version of 1997, it has one retro nod after another.

(Let’s just say hearing “Thunder in your heart” within the first few minutes made me extremely giddy.)

The movie follows the tale of an orphaned teenage forager who, along with his female-robot companion, must fight an evil warlord who controls the only water supply. The evil warlord is played perfectly — which in this case, is completely over the top — by Michael Ironside (who I remember fondly from movies in the 80s and 90s as a biker gang member or some other villian).

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Of course there’s plenty of riding throughout the movie as it seems bikes are the only form of transportation in this world. I found myself squinting to make out all the details of the bikes…someone paid a lot of attention to make sure they looked sufficiently retro. (I got a kick out of seeing “Special thanks to Skyway Wheels” in the credits.)

Another nod to the past is the location itself. The movie is a Canada-New Zealand co-production shot in rural Quebec.

Yes, just like the most famous BMX movie to precede it, Turbo Kid was shot in Canada.  It’s enough to make a Canuck BMXer a little teary-eyed.

Program notes:

  • There’s quite a bit of Kill Bill-style bloody gore in this movie so it might not be suitable for younger kids.
  • This movie is on a limited run in most places. Catch it if you can! (Otherwise you can get it on Vimeo)
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Skatepark shredding on a Felt Brink

1 02 2012

Stumbled across this video the other day and just had to post it.

Not only is it the first time that I’ve seen the Felt Brink in action, but Jay Ruff Sr has managed to combine two of my favorite things in one video: skatepark shredding and music from the RAD soundtrack.

Well done.





The P90BMX® workout is revolutionary

17 12 2010

The P90BMX workout program is a revolutionary system of  sweat-inducing, pedal-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to Rad(!) in just 90 days.

You’ll receive a comprehensive nutrition plan, specially designed bike setup tips, a detailed track directory, a calendar to chart your progress, online peer support, and much more. Your personal trainers, Wayne and Nort, will keep you engaged every step of the way, and you won’t believe your results!

You’ll feel like you have thunder in your heart!

Just watch this testimonial!

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Why is P90BMX so effective?

The secret behind the P90X workout system is an advanced training technique called “Confuse your neighbors”. They’ll wonder why you’re not riding a real bike and be confused by the shit-eating grin that you’ll begin sporting almost immediately.

Why?

Because you’re having more fun then they are!

This advanced training technique accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and riding spots so your riding never plateaus, and you never get bored! Whether you want to drop 50 pounds, quit drinking, or just plain get rad, there’s an endless variety of ways to mix and match the riding sessions to keep you motivated the full 90 days and beyond!

Operators are standing by.*

 

*Not really.

(Any similarity to other “revolutionary” workout programs is purely incidental.)