Every time it gets really cold outside, I watch this video to stay inspired about winter riding. “After the Fall” is more than a film about winter cycling, as it takes a look at underground bike culture in a growing industrial city.
Filmed in Milwaukee during the winter of 2006-2007 by Marshall Pierce, a Wisconsin native, “After the Fall” was featured in the 2007 Bicycle Film Festival and screened in theaters around the world. When I flew with Marshall to NYC to see the big screen debut, I felt an odd sense of hometown pride, after hearing the crowd of tough NYC cyclists packed into a small theater in the East Village, gasp when the automated weather voice announced that it was two degrees.
It is a balmy five degrees as I write this, and I hope this little film inspires you to sit a little taller in the saddle as you pedal your way home after work tonight. Enjoy!