Anyway, it may be that my bike sense was triggered when I noticed two recent movies with very similar bike versus car scenes. So I decided to come up with a couple of others on the theme.
"A Good Year" (2006) -- Investor inherits French winery and discovers himself. The character played by Russell Crowe is fiddling with a bit of technology (his phone) as he's driving and takes his eyes off the road just in time to run a cyclist -- the character played by Marion Cotillard -- off the road. Later, they fall in love.
"Eat Pray Love" (2010) -- Writer in crisis travels to discover herself. The character played by Javier Bardem is fiddling with a bit of technology (his tape deck) as he's driving and takes his eyes off the road just in time to run a cyclist -- the character played by Julia Roberts -- off the road. Later, they fall in love. (Sound familiar?)
"One Day" (2011) -- A charming film of long-frustrated love reaches a climax with a bike v. truck accident that was so unexpected I flinched in pain. Well, the pain may have been because I was in a sling with a broken arm at the time. Broken from falling off my bike.
"Conversations with Other Women" (2005) -- As Aaron Eckhart's character, Man, undresses Helena Bonham Carter, as Woman, he notices a nasty scar on her leg that didn't used to be there. She had been hit by a car and was in the hospital for months, she tells him.
"Bike Lanes" -- OK, so this isn't a romantic film at all, but five is a better number than four and I've always liked this YouTube short of a guy who gets cited for riding outside the bike lane and goes on to show what happens if cyclists stay in the lane. You can see the whole thing below.