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Video Friday, 1/6/12

Oh yeah, It’s video time.

Seems like there is a lot of footage of Cyclocross around this time. Maybe cause, tis the season for getting down and dirty in the mud!

Like for instance, the UCI world Championships in Belgium. Videographer, Laurent Charras of Petitesreines has really captured some stunning footage. Here are a couple of great mini docs.

4ème Manche de CDM cyclo-cross from Petitesreines on Vimeo.

5ème Manche de CDM cyclo-cross from Petitesreines on Vimeo.

Did you miss that? Here is some more forward and reverse action.

Forget Cyclocross, too competitive? the Bike Jerks, out of Minneapolis, want you to know about Bandit Cross. Taking the sport back to it’s roots, less aggressive, more fun and more about community building. Here is a trailer form a documentary their working on:

Bandit Cross: Ruining It For Everybody Trailer from Quality Bicycle Products on Vimeo.

Speaking of getting back to their roots. Here are a few from the glory days of alleycat racing. Found this one posted by Jed Kornbluh, 1999, NYC-Angel Race. Shot by Peter Sutherland of Pedal fame.

Then Squid added this jem on Urban Cyclist Worldwide. Here is a great history lesson on Alleycats.

Here is a little year in review by our pals over at ZlogBlog.com out of Seattle. A little video scrapbook of 2011, freestyle fixed gear cuts.

ZLOG Crew-Year In Review from chris clappe on Vimeo.

And from Grime Bikes:

Im out here from Christian Hamrick on Vimeo.

Wanna make your own Zoetrope? Just add a little strategic paper to a bike wheel and Presto!

as seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

Ok, this one is just too cute for words…kids on a cargo bike…love it!

Cargobike Joy from CinematiQ on Vimeo.

The latest from streetfilms.org on street bicycle parking in Brooklyn.

A real classic, Colnago Mexico circa 1985…ah, drool.

Colnago Mexico from Big Col on Vimeo.

Soon all the videos are going to turn into snow footage, right? Here is a little promo video from swallow bicycle works, a new bike shop coming to Loveland, Ohio, for the last days of good riding. (seen on AHTBM)

Ride On from Swallow Bicycle Works on Vimeo.

Here are a couple of short films:

(Seen on Urban Velo)
How bike clubs get started…

Man Man “Piranhas Club” from Lex Halaby on Vimeo.

I found a bike today.

More videos–
Amolador is the portuguese word for grinder, or knife sharpener. These skilled knife sharpeners push their bikes through the streets, playing a distinctive tune on pan flutes to signal their presence.
Their bikes serve as a mobile workshop, with a sharpening stone mounted on the top tube, a tool box strapped to the back, and umbrellas draped over the handlebars.

Knife Man (Amolador) from mattquann on Vimeo.

Life in a Velodrome, some insight with the Wilayah Persekutuan Track Team.

Life in Velodrome from shamilashraf on Vimeo.

The rising popularity of track bike criteriums. Here is one in Barcelona.

La Gran Masacre 2 from Narf Studio on Vimeo.

“JAKARTARCK”, a semi-documentary film about the story behind the early scene of fixed gear community and culture in Jakarta, Indonesia.

JAKARTARCK-BFF2011 Edition from Sinema Sepeda on Vimeo.

The 3rd Annual Pedal Savvy Fashion took place on Nov 12th & 13th at the 4th Annual San Francisco Bike Expo. The Fashion Show featured various innovative looks and special guest appearances by Ryan Leech and The Original Scraper Bike Team. Many thanks to our sponsors Nutcase Helmets, Fydelity, ONE Coconut Water and Portland Design Works. For more information, please visit pedalsavy.com and sfbikeexpo.com >/i>

2011 Pedal Savvy Fashion Show from SF Bike Expo on Vimeo.

and a few for the BMX crowd,

Callan Stibbards – Welcome from The Set on Vimeo.

and

Jimmy Rushmore, Clint Reynolds, Robbo & Louie ‘Bambi’ Mire pack up and head out with Coxie and Dye from Santander in the North of Spain and trek all the way down to Malaga in the far South.
Clint Reynolds managed to smash his hip into bits real early on the trip, but still hobbled around like a trooper with some crutches salvaged by Coxie.
Brief cameo by Ruben Alcantara on his huge dirt quarter in Malaga.

Bicycle Union: Circling Spain from Channel 4Down on Vimeo.

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