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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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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.

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Red Hook Crit 2014-News Roundup

If you think a deluge of a weekend full of rain was going to stop NYC’s premiere competitive cycling event, the Red Hook Crit…guess again.

Congratulations to France’s 24-year-old Thibaud Lhenry who won it for the men and Jo Celso, a 26-year-old from San Diego and a rider for the Wolfpack Hustle Team, placed [...]

Monster Track 15-March 13th-16th

Fixed Gear only, no hand brakes.

NYC’s track bike holiday…Number 15.

More details soon: urbancyclistworldwide.com

On that Sunday…win tickets for the Cycle Messenger World Championships in Mexico City.

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.

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October events in NYC

A couple of NYC cycling events to know about in October:

Pump Track time trials at Williamsburg latest outdoor bike park:

And 718 Cyclery in Park Slope/Gowanus is hosting an indoor gold sprints party:

and the legendary Halloween alleycat race:

More from www.urbancyclistworldwide.com 5 points in order. no games, all speed. [...]

Rumble Thru Da Bronx, 7/13/13

Legendary alleycat race happening in the Bronx this Saturday, July 13th.

Rumble Thru Da Bronx

More info, visit: Urban Cyclist Worldwide

Here is a video from a past rumble, 2010, shot on helmet cam by Crihs. [...]

Video Friday-4/12/13

Here we go with some videos for your Friday:

Title: Pure Fix in NYC
Pure Fix cycles makes a durable, affordable urban commuter. They even make bikes that glow in the dark…But let’s talk about the light, it’s starting to warm up here in NYC. More from Pure Fix:
Weather’s warming in New York, and you know what that means…bring out the bikes! The Oscar, X-Ray, and a little custom color cruising through our favorite city east of the Mississipp’. Check it!

Pure Fix in NYC from Pure Fix Cycles on Vimeo.

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Title: Time’s Up! Cyclista #3! Women and Trans Dance Bike Ride!
NYC, Saturday, March 30, 2013 – - A Times-up! Dance Bike Ride for women, transgendered folks and friends!
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Title: The Man Who Cares
Seen on: Urban Velo
A short film from Soigneur Magazine following soigneur Garry Beckett at the Six Days of Rotterdam.

The Man Who Cares from Soigneur on Vimeo.

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Title: Chrome and Crosby Press
Seen on: Urban Velo
It’s not that Chrome needs OUR help, but I really enjoy this interview video and the straightforward, no crap style of Chrome president Steve McCallion. There aren’t too many companies that have been around so long, are so successful, and appeal to such a broad audience, yet have retained the spirit of their humble beginnings. Steve seems to embody the Chrome brand as if it’s an extension of his personality. And we all know they don’t make crappy bags either. I have yet to visit a Chrome storefront, but I’ll certainly make the trip should I be close enough. Or, hey Steve, wanna open one in Indianapolis?

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Title: Red Hook Crit Art Installation
Seen on: Urban Velo
Artist, Eric Corriel, was asked to create an installation for this year’s Red Hook Crit that just went down in Brooklyn. Last year he projected an animation onto a warehouse wall, but this year wanted to combine the projection with the riders themselves. As Corriel describes his piece,

“I was first asked to participate in the Red Hook Crit in 2012 and for that iteration I projected an animated abstraction of a bicycle race onto a warehouse. For 2013 I removed all elements of abstraction and put my art in direct contact with the race participants and projected onto (them and) the track itself. Instead of the art being about its subject, now it’s an inseparable part of it.”

See all of Corriel’s work here.

Light Bikes from Eric Corriel on Vimeo.

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Video Fridays-3/29/13

Here we go again:

Title: Hoodride Cycles
Seen on: Urban Velo
I love this little bio of Derrick in Phoenix who was annoyed with the soul-sucking red tape of running a business, so decided to just fix rides out of his backyard in an almost purposefully looking ramshackle garage. He talks about the stresses of doing it for the love, but also the value and reward of “localism”. Good on you Derrick.

Title: One Day in April-Documentary on the little 500-trailer.
Seen on: Urban Velo
The 2013 Little 500
qualifications took place in Bloomington, Indiana yesterday, just before the weather turned stupid and started snowing all over the place. With that in mind (the race, not the weather), this project needs one last push to come to fruition. The documentary, One Day in April, follows four teams as they prepare for this year’s Little 500 race, showing their passion and dedication to extremely amateur racing, the surprisingly hilly and beautiful terrain in Southern Indiana, along with the storied history of this unparalleled race. Many of you probably know the race primarily through the movie Breaking Away or our recent article in Issue 32, but this documentary gives a direct and intimate portrayal of the race’s story up to this point.

There are only 3 days left for the video to reach funding and incentives start with free digital downloads, t-shirts, photos, etc.

Title: Disassemble to Assemble
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: State Bicycle Co.-Undefeated
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Illegal Bike Race Turned Legit-this Year’s Red Hook Crit
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Track Cycling in a Cathedral-2013 Red Bull Mini Drome on Brooklyn NYC
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Bicycle Film Festival Hong Kong-2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

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Video Friday-the Ides of March-3/15/13

Beware the Ides of March and the videos of Friday.

Title: Lucas Brunelle-Renegades of the Road
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
An excerpt from the master of the helmet camera, racer Lucas Brunelle-his documentary “line of sight.” Just in time for Monster Track 14, which Lucas has video taped like no other. Here is the NYC cut.

Title: How the Race was Won-Nice-Paris 2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
You could argue it was the lesser of the two March one-week stage races this year, but that’s fine. A decent sprint or two, a ton of lead changes, nice tactical riding on occasion and more than a few of the typical stage race antics. Richie Porte confirming the Maglia Rosa of 2010 was no fluke, and Andrew Talansky showing he has the energy, and at least some of the guile, to be competitive at the top tier of the sport. Good times.

Title: Fixed Gear Obstacle Racing in Latvia – Red Bull Tru Fix 2012

Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide

Title: Breakin L.A. | U.S. trailer
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg St. Pauli made their way to break-in the city of Los Angeles. During 12 days the group scattered the city in all cardinal directions. They cruised through the barrios of East LA, blazed to the beaches of Venice and ascended the Hollywood Hills. They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on skid row to bring attention to the 15,000 homeless people, who are the result of gentrification in LA.
They discovered a velodrome in the valley and self-tested their consciousness at the LA Gun Club. During the trip they met with a great variety of local riders. Although the bike scene in the capital of cars is relatively small, their skills are top notch. In the end the group attempted to reconquer the ecological desert of Los Angeles in order to survive evolutionary pressures, such as distances and traffic.

Title: Monster Track 12-2011
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
CAVEMAN rockin the gopro, representin LOS PIRANHAS holding it down for flushing, jackson heights, corona, all of QUEENS, NYC. Watch him skitch, dodge death and ride with the best cyclists in nyc

MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLA – DAYTONA 500

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