J. David Goodman of the NY Times, quoted me in his latest bicycle related story. We spoke briefly about the recent filming of Premium Rush, a new Hollywood movie about NYC messenger life. I hadn’t really wrote much on this film, even though I work in that industry, mostly because the reports I got about the script sound like its rather thin on delving into messenger culture and is more of a cookie-cutter “bad cop” Hollywood script. I’m glad to see real messengers like Austin and Squid got some roles in the movie.
Mr. Goodman’s article is more about Dave Jordan who runs a racing team (Jordan/Zephyr) and coaches people on how to ride in the city.
Here is the article, and thanks David for the quote.
Stars Get Lessons in Life Out of the Bike Lane
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
October 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
Flying on my bicycle down the dotted line between lanes on Park Avenue, I had a decision to make. I could follow Dave Jordan as he rode between rows of slow-moving traffic. That would mean bobbing and ducking around rear view mirrors that jutted out from vans like reflective baseball gloves to catch any passing helmeted head. Or I could slow down and go with the flow of traffic.
It is the kind of decision confronted less often by the cityâ€™s riders in todayâ€™s bike-lane era, in which green swaths of cyclist-only pavement knit neighborhoods together for even the most cautious of two-wheeled beginners.
Read the whole article here.