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I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the fact that it is almost Hallows eve. A friend of mine was telling me a bunch of tidbits about my favorite creepy film, The Shining. Its amazing to me the lengths Kubrick went to to add that extra disturbing sauce to the film. Here are a bunch of things you may not have known and if you already did then scroll down and look at some bikes. 

1. Furniture, rugs, wall hangings disappear and re-apear from one shot to the other

2. The film holds the record for redone takes. Kubrick made actress Shelly Duvall retake a scene 137 times.
(this number is often disputed but he basically tortured that woman to get the effect he was looking for)

3. The way the hotel is laid out makes no sense. Interior rooms that have windows looking to the outside, doors that lead to nowhere, hallways that turn left five times and lead back to the same place, doors that open one way and open differently when exited.

4. Typewriter changes color several times.

5. The film was shot entirely in sequential order. (most films are show out of order)

6.The color red is visible, either overtly or subtly, in nearly every shot of the film.

7.The "snowy" maze near the conclusion of the movie consisted of 900 tons of salt and crushed Styrofoam.

I could go on but its time to look at some cool bike leans. If you want to get creeped out this weekend watch this film again. 

Morocco

Mongolia

Glenn Highway, AK

Madison, WI

Germany

Pyrenees

Gatlinburg TN

Ben Alder, Scotland

 

That's all I got for this week. I'll be back next week with a full lineup of cool bikes in cool places. Why don't you show us what you got? Upload your ride here. 

Happy Halloween. 

I'll see you out there. 

~Treebeard

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About Treebeard

Verdoorn is Surly’s production artist and dump curator implementing and fine-tuning the design, layout, and graphics of all things Surly, from packaging to catalogs to our website. When not obsessing over minutiae of graphic design, he can be found fishing, listening to the Grateful Dead and riding bicycles. Verdoorn, like other Surly-related visionaries, has been known to show up out of nowhere in the dead of night with a plate of chicken fingers to share. Nice work out there, Steven.

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