Videos! Yeah. To help with the doldrums of Friday.
Title: Crosstown Couriers
Seen on: Urban Velo Rudy Gonzalez of Cowtown Couriers was featured in Urban Velo #33′s feature story, Pushing Beyond The Envelope about the changing face of the bicycle courier industry. This video was shot to show the Cowtown Courier direct to consumer food delivery service in action, adding some video context to the story and looking nothing like the typical image of legal documents being rushed here and there in downtown traffic.
Title: Taliah Lempert
Seen on: Urban Velo If you’ve been in the urban cycling scene for any time at all, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled across some of Taliah Lempert’s bicycle paintings. Her work has adorned magazine and book covers, gallery walls and more. Lempert is commissioned to paint people’s individual rides, which she keeps in her studio as she works on them instead of painting from photos. She says a painting might take her a couple weeks to finish as she painstakingly reproduces the rides in her style.
Title: Lance Armstrong Nike Parody
Seen on: Urban Velo
I guess Radioshack won’t be asking me to donate a dollar to livestrong any more when I buy cheap electronics. Looks like sponsors like the shack and Nike have pulled the plug on their now disgraced hero, Lance Armstrong, since the recent US Anti-doping Agency has labeled him a “cheater.” Urban Velo reminds us of this parody video that rings more true than ever.
Title: Rising From Ashes
Seen on: Urban Velo “Rising from Ashes” is a feature length documentary about two worlds colliding when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda, Africa to help a group of struggling genocide survivors pursue their dream of a national team. As they set out against impossible odds both Jock and the team find new purpose as they rise from the ashes of their past.
For more information visit:
Title: Biketoberfest in Buffalo
Seen on: Urban Velo Bikes, Beer, Music, Party. That about sums it up. In case it’s not clear from the video, “Rusty Chain” is a beer specifically designed/brewed by local brewer Flying Bison to raise money and awareness for local cycling. Check out gobikebuffalo.org.
Title: Almanzo 100 Seen on: Prolly How does a man move and shape a culture? Our love of storytelling compelled us to find out, so we dug into the story of the Almanzo 100 gravel road race–the granddaddy of them all. We found that a single man’s [...]
Wanna get down and race some track bikes and lick some wheels like Prolly? Boogie Nights racing in Prospect Park is back. Two years ago I interviewed race organizer, Alexander Barouh, about hosting this underground series. Check it out here. [...]
Bill Strickland is editor with Bicycling Magazine. He wrote the book Ten Points about growing up with a terribly abusive father and his quest for glory in the world of competitive cycling. He’s got a new book coming out about Lance Armstrong called: Tour de Lance: The Extraordinary Story of Lance Armstrong’s Fight to [...]
Sometimes this is an occupational hazard from riding a track bike with laces on your shoes:
Fortunately their are choices, like using a slip on shoe like those made famous by classic skate apparel makers Vans. This is a good option and inexpensive vs the specialty cycling shoes, which often have to be [...]
Oh yeah, its Friday. Here are a ton of dope videos.
First off, it looks like documentary film maker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, No End in Sight) is making a film about Lance Armstrong: Doesn’t look like it will be leaving out any of the controversy between Tour winner Alberto Contador [...]