A short film commissioned by and for the 2010 Bicycle Film Festival.
Los Angeles County has a flavor that everyone tastes differently. We all come to it for separate reasons, united by the bicycle. For some, LA might be a Bukowski poem or a passage from Fante. For others, it’s a Tom Waits song. It can be punk rock, it can be competitive, it can be political. It’s serious road racing, hot and sweaty mountain biking, the birthplace of BMX and a frontrunner in fixed gear trickery. From El Segundo, Glendale, Hollywood, Whittier, Alta Dena, Santa Monica—the county holds power over the city itself. The LA bike scene is vibrant, full of good times, activism, participation, community and it’s own cottage industry. Cycling offers escape from the daily grind of Los Angeles, and a way of accessing different views of it. This film is a smattering of those perspectives; a documentation without the subjectivity of interviews or agendas. Edited by Ben Darling, graphics by Taku Hazeyama, Music by Barry Goldberg, Stosh Machek, Philip Horvath & Eric Matthies.