Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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"The World's Fastest Indian"

I just got done watching "The World's Fastest Indian," and what a great movie! It got my eyes all watering throughout, and I laughed and cheered and everything else. Loved it! This is a movie I'll watch over and over, I expect.

As is my habit, I rode the exercise bicycle during the movie. It's one of those exer-cycles that tracks your calorie burn, heart rate, and speed - and no, I'm still unable to join the 200mph club, even after pedaling my ass off during the exciting bits. So after the movie and the included 1971 documentary special feature about the real Burt Munro, I discovered that I had gone more than 17 miles and burned what the bike thinks was 815 calories, about 50% more than the last movie's caloric burn. Wow, who knew that setting land-speed records could be so good for one's health? This bodes well for my 50cc record attempt! By the time I get to Bonneville, I'll be a lean, mean, racing machine *g*

Sleep well!

Best,
Chris
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