Top Cycling Movies aka Riding Movies Review

The Flying Scotsman cycling Movie poster

The Flying Scotsman cycling Movie poster

I was on the phone with a cycling buddy of mine and we got into discussing our favorite cycling movies.   We could only come up with four cycling movies that had a substantial cycling theme included with the story.   Here are the four we came up with and my take/review on the movie.  Please post your favorite riding movie in the comment section below.

American Flyer

This is an excellent movie to watch and train indoors with during the off season.  The movie has lots of sprint and break away scenes that will leave your heart rate elevated for a long time and your legs filled with lactic acid (the burn).  I thought the story line was excellent also.   I have watched this movie about 20 times so far.  I need to go on e-bay and find a Specialized Allez bike to restore.  What is your favorite vintage bike?  Leave a comment below.

Best Settings to Upload Video to YouTube – Optimizing your video uploads

I came across an excellent article from YouTube on the best settings to upload your video in Standard Definition (SD) High Definition (HD) to their website.  The information shows you how to correctly encode (format) your Video to display nicely on YouTube.  Go Check it out.

Learn More : Optimizing your video uploads – YouTube Help.

Below is the summary table from the Article.

Best YouTube Video Optimization Settings

Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?

The question I get asked all the time by my friends is, “Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?”.   While there is no one answer for this question,  I decided to put my recommendations to my friends down on paper.    For starters,  it all depends on what you will use the Mac for.    If it will be just for web browser, reading e-mail and the occasional word processor box then I recommend you get the cheapest Apple or even a used one from a trusted friends who is into Macs.

Apple Mac Mini

Apple Mac Mini

The cheapest Mac at the moment is the Mac Mini around $599 or so.   It is the size of five stacked CDs.  All you need would be your existing keyboard, mouse and monitor from your old computer.   It does not include a webcam.  If you plan to expand into multimedia then you would go with a higher end notebook or desktop Apple with a dedicated video card and more memory capacity.  Below I provide my recommendations based on the purpose  that you plan to use the Mac for.

Security Notice: WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release

If you are using WordPress as your publishing/Website platform them please update to Version 2.8.3 immediately.   This update fixes a major security hole that can and will cause your Website/Blog to be hacked.  Trust me, you don’t want to clean up after a hacker has done his/her stuff.   I have done several cleanups for friends and clients and it takes a lot of time and energy to clean up.   So please spend ten minutes to update your version of WordPress.    To read more about the changes, see the link below.

WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release.

Free Copy of e-book: Training and Nutrition Insiders Secrets for a lean body

Okay folks, it is not too late to look great this summer. For those of you who know me, know that I love to eat and have a great time. However, I also exercise to stay in shape. So I am always being asked by friends, clients and associates  for tips on getting in shape.   Anyway,  I have some great news for you today.   What is the great news you ask?