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Virgin Atlantic Flying Around The World-Then Fly On A Bicycle When You Get There.

Virgin Atlantic Airways knows what’s up. Besides flying its customers all over the planet in style…they also know that travel is also about great adventures once you get to your destination. Now we all know that once you’ve landed, the best way to explore…duh…on a bicycle.

Virgin Atlantic also has a great travel [...]

Video Friday 5/2/14

May is bike month, chalked full of great events and opportunity abound for discovering the joys of riding bicycles in NYC.

Here is a round of videos to get you pumped for the biking season.

First off, I was sent this by Right-of-Way safe streets activist Keegan Stephan. Last week was the monthly critical mass ride in Manhattan (4/25/14) which has been plagued by an over abundance of NYPD presence for about ten years. Frustrated with this unwanted attention towards a small group of riders, while motorists constantly break the law and kill pedestrians and cyclists, some of the riders decided to flip the switch. They stood on a corner during the ride with a speed gun and captured New York drivers doing “there thing”…speeding. This was a bit of a stunt to try and draw attention to reckless driving instead of a full scale intervention to a positive spontaneous group ride.

Read more at: www.rightofway.org/criticalmass

Here is a pretty amazing product. A new lock with an innovative locking system, that will drive any bike theft into a frustrated madness not seen since the Rubik’s Cube. Not sure about it’s practicality especially at a price $ 140.00 and I’m not sure anyone picks locks anymore. It does have a great design though, perfect for bike nerds everywhere. Introducing the “unpickable” Forever Lock.

Find out more: Road.cc


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Title: PedalBXL Rides Cargo Bikes On The Tour Of Flanders
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Description: PedalBXL is a courier service in Brussels, Belgium, located relatively close to the famed Tour of Flanders spring classic. Epic roads out there, last year I had the opportunity to ride part of the Tour of Flanders course and it’s not something I will soon forget — steep climbs, serious cobbles, classic Belgian farmland views. Cobbled 22% slopes aren’t the easiest climbs I’ve ever done, and I’d certainly not want to do them on a loaded cargo bike or with a backpack full of gear. I like their style.


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Title: TURF “Word Is Bond” Fixed Gear Freestyle Full Length Video
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Description: Riders are killing it in this full length video from Turf Bikes. Fixed gear freestyle isn’t dead.


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Title: Critical Mass- Istanbul
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Title: Greg Lemond Fixing A Flat For Real
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Description: Greg Lemond doesn’t need as asterisk next to his Tour wins, and didn’t just learn to fix a flat.

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Title: 1930′s Paris Alleycat Film
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Description: The first bike race probably happened just after the second bike was made — it just makes sense that people have been racing on open streets since cars first entered the picture. The text says that 150 riders race d a primarily uphill route 4 miles through traffic, changing clothes en route. It sure looks like an alleycat to me, some things never change. From britishpathe.com

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Continue reading Video Friday 5/2/14

Video Fridays-4/11/14

Here we go again. Another round of videos to brighten your day like a possible-oh-it-looks-like-a-nice-day-wait-its-rainning. Spanning the world wide web to bring you moving pixels of velo love sensation.

Title: Brillibrilliant / Unicorn Racing Dream

Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: I’m not immersed in professional-esque racing culture, and probably a lot of you aren’t either, but I can appreciate these road teams that bring a more grounded approach to road racing culture and maybe making themselves more accessible to everyday riders like ourselves who equally enjoy a good spin around town. The Unicorn Racing team has coupled with the Hotel AM Brillantengrund to support their racing endeavors and offer something to riders of all stripes in the process.

The Vienna hotel sponsor offers affordable rates for locals and traveling cyclists, supplying pasta nights, group rides, room space for bikes, and insider information for area rides.

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Title: Urban Legend Cyclewear
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: If you want to ride on a bike backwards…helmet-less…drinking alcohol…while also looking stylish, apparently Budapest, Hungary is the place to do it. Poor riding advice aside, the new Adventurers collection by Urban Legend is designed for the urban cyclist who is just as fashion conscious as they are in need of all-weather materials. The summer collection consists of pack away jackets and cape-dresses that also double as pillows when crumpled up.

Check out the full collection: http://urbanlegend.cc

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Title: Not Only by Pedaling
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Good Times Roll – Racing Team Bike
Seen On: UCW
GOODTIMESROLL
www.goodtimesroll.de

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Title: How To Climb In A Group
Seen on: GCN

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Title: Fixed Up
Seen on: UCW
Description: Just grindin, enjoying this fine weather. Ride Boise, ID

Song – Bridges by BROODS


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Title: Red Hook Crit No.7
Seen on: UCW
Filmed by Fernando Rivera
Edited by Jc Ramirez

March 29 2014.

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Continue reading Video Fridays-4/11/14

Video Fridays-4/5/14

VIDEOS!!! nothing more to say.

Title: Opus Video Series
Seen on: urbanvelo.org
Description: Canadian bike manufacturer, Opus, has just released the first of five videos “that examines bike riders and the forces that drive them.” The first release is this video titled, The Commuter, but I can’t tell if this is just a teaser or the video in it’s entirety.

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Title: Cyclist Hit By Car
Seen on: urbanvelo.org
Description: We know this happens every day, the impatient driver BLATANTLY hitting a cyclist with their vehicle, but I still can’t get used to the visuals when I see it happen. I post this as a reminder. It’s all too easy to get comfortable riding in traffic, not expecting drivers to do the insane. Consider this a PSA.

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Title: Group of People Harassing and Restraining a Cyclist
Description: The kind of harassment cyclists face everyday in NYC. Thank God for the heroics of a fellow driver to free this cyclist from what could have been a very bad situation. Consider this a how-to-video. Also a good commercial for the need for helmet cam documentation.

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Title:Bogocat Vol. 1
Seen on: urban cyclist worldwide
Description: Alleycat en Bogota – Colombia el 22 de Marzo de 2014 Con la participación de Lucas Brunelle, Austin Horse.

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Title: Budnitz: Le Grand Tour
Seen on: urban cyclist worldwide
Description: A recalcitrant bicycle thief falls in love with the bicycle he’s stolen. Inspired by the films of François Truffaut. Created by Budnitz Bicycles, directed by Russ Lamoureux, produced by Partizan. 3 minutes.

Continue reading Video Fridays-4/5/14

Video Fridays 3/7/14

We’ll I moved apartments and no it didn’t fit on a cargo bike.

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Things have been a little chaotic but we’re back in the South Slope right around the corner form Mayor DeBlasio.

So let’s watch some bike videos:

Title:All-City Frostbike Snowball
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title: Wolfpack Hustle Unified
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: The kids at Wolfpack Hustle just released this Unified Title promo video, kicking off the 2014 Marathon Crash Race series with the upcoming race going down on the 9th of March (which is now cancelled.) If it’s too late for you to jump into the crash race, get in on all the future action and still compete for the Unified Title.

Get all the necessary info at Wolfpack Hustle.

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Title: Summer Long
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description: Appropriate for Hinamatsuri …This is a very nice video that features Above Bike Store in Kawasaki. Check out photos from our recent visit.
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Title: One Day Bike Messenger
Seen on: Urban Velo

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Title:Upright Cyclist-Jacob Hashimoto
Seen on: Urban Velo
Description:
Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Hashimoto travels the world installing art exhibitions. And when he does he brings a variety of bicycles. See more at uprightcyclist.com

Continue reading Video Fridays 3/7/14

Video Friday 2/21/14

Well Sochi is wrapping up this weekend so there won’t be videos of wolves loose in the hotels:

And no more double luge. I mean if these guys can do it:

And no more Pussy Riot being whipped by Cossacks:

Cossacks? What is this the 1800′s?

Well we’ll just have to move on to bike videos:

Here is a trailer for a new documentary about our favorite honest athlete Lance.

The Armstrong Lie
This film is directed by Alex Gibney (Enron, Taxi to the Darkside and the Wikileaks doc)

You can watch a stream copy of the film for $3.99 through Prolly ‘s site.
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More video:

Title: Carnivale de Velo
Seen on: PROLLY
description: So good!
“Off the boardwalk and into the Santa Monica Mountains we took our old beach cruisers and up the fire-roads of Kenter Trail where gravity does the pushing and “The Whoops” do the launching. After gathering some good ol’fashioned road rash, we headed back to the Emporium of Postmodern Activities for pizza and beer at the Carnivale De Velo bicycle festival. Two wheels without the engine has never been more exhilarating.”
See more at Deus!


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Title: Amgen Tour of California Fans Welcome Back Peter Sagan
Seen On: PROLLY
description: Here is a funny promo for the Amgen Tour of California (starting May 11th) LA style meets Peter Sagan riding a wheelie. Who is the King of California?

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Welcome to the HeavyPedal by Rafael Hernandez
Seen on: Take Over LA

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Leader Bikes-Josh Hayes-Lead the Pack
Seen on: Take Over LA
Learn more about Josh Hayes: here.

Continue reading Video Friday 2/21/14

Video Friday-Happy Valentines Day 2/14/14

Baby, it’s cold outside. Stay in and watch bike videos:

Title: FASST-A Tale Told In Three Bikes
An unbelievable story of a bicycle maker, Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles) and his battle with cancer. (teachingcancertocry.com)

FASST from Sam Newman on Vimeo.

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Title: Cape Town Fixed Gear Hout Bay Run 2014
Cape Town Fixed Gear Hout Bay Run 2014

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Title: FGM x Moskovstyle First Winter Fixed Gear Race 2014

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Title: Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2014
28 – 30 March 2014
Tempe Recreation Reserve, Sydney
For more details visit sydneybikepolo.org/ahbpc-2014
“Forty One Mosquitoes Flying In Formation” / Tame Impala © 2008 Modular Recordings

Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2014 from Tom McMahon on Vimeo.

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Title: Snowlandia
Would a rare snow day in Portland keep us off our bikes? Heck no! We rounded up a crew and explored the local snow day scene.
Song “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice.

Snowlandia from High Five Cycling on Vimeo.

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Title: Crash Reel

Crash Reel from kEITH PAYNE on Vimeo.

Continue reading Video Friday-Happy Valentines Day 2/14/14

In Transit. Documentary kickstarter on Getting Unstuck from Traffic

In Transit, is a new documentary project by Todd Drezner that addresses some basic questions one might think of while stuck inside a motor vehicle, in stopped traffic? Who are cities and streets designed for and why am I stuck in traffic?

Here is more from the film maker on his kickstarter page:

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Cars and Comedians Meet Bikes and Sweets

There is side of me that always feels being an avid cyclist is being the underdog. Maybe it was because I was the awkward short kid who always got picked last for team sports. That made me lose interest in the game, but when I soloed out on a long bike ride, I felt [...]

Friday Night Videos…from Russia with…Bike Videos.

Here’s a late addition of Video Friday.

I know you’ll all watching the Sochi Olympics waiting for something like this to happen:
YouTube:

There’s nothing like watching an opening ceremony of an Olympic event and see a host countries history depicted through Cirque du Soleil looking performers in unitards.

Perhaps we will feel the unity and the world coming together with Russian Police hoping to “Get Lucky.

I dunno, seems a little flamboyant to me…especially with Russia so particular about sexual preference.
We did get introduced to this year’s Olympic mascots:
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(left to right) Fabulous Bunny, Stray(f) the Dog and Pussy Cat Tiger Riot.

In case you’ve missed the action here is a 2 hour special of pre-event coverage by Russian TV.

I know, poor Russia is getting picked on, but I really like the take on Gawker’s sports site Deadspin:

The Haters Guide to the Sochi Games.

If your not interested in obscure winter sports festival hosted by a corrupt country with an abysmal record on human rights…then let’s watch bike videos.

Here is some better sports competition: American Style!!
(seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

Ok, the bike videos:
Title: State Bicycle Shockwave Video
Seen on: Urban Velo.
Description: Fixed gear freestyle isn’t as visible as it was just a few years back, but there are still plenty of riders out there getting rad. State Bicycle has long had one of the more affordable FGFS complete bikes out there, with this being the latest incarnation, the $579 Shockwave. We reviewed the similar Massacre from State back in May 2012.

Title:CX Hairs: #SVENNESS 2.17
Seen on: Prolly
Description: This is it, the final race of the year for #SVENNESS. This one takes place in Hoogerheide, Netherlands for the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championship. Surely by now you’ve seen how brutal this course was, so sit back and enjoy!
Excellent job this year, CX Hairs!

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Joe The Ripper Fixed Gear Freestyle Edit

Seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide.
Description: Fixed Gear Freestyle Rider Joseph Montano
Aka Joe The Ripper
Two Strap Krew NYC
Song-Ten Cent Pistol- The Black Keys
-Filmer
Shayquan Greenidge
Joey M Rojas
-Edited
Shayquan Greenidge

Title: Luke Binder #leadthepack
Seen on: TRACKO

Title: A Day in the Life-Budapest
Seen on: TRACKO

Title: A Day in the Life-Overdrive London
Seen on: TRACKO

Continue reading Friday Night Videos…from Russia with…Bike Videos.