Y’all should know that this Friday is Bike To Work Day. In case you don’t know, film production company, Imagery with Impact, has created this promotional video contrasting the experience of a bike commuter against a car commuter starting their days. Admittedly, this is a romanticized piece. The cyclist has perfect weather, gets no flats, doesn’t get swerved or yelled at, and basically has an idyllic commute into work. With that said, this DOES happen, and even with all the normal frustrations that can pop up on a commute into work, the accomplishment always outshines the doldrum of car commuting. If you’ve been commuting for years, keep at it. If you’re new to the whole idea, watch this video and join a ride in your area to get a taste of what it’s all about.
We’ve featured Josh Estey’s videos before, and now we share his latest. Fixed Gear California follows an ill-advised tour along the coast on a two-speed fixed/free build. No maps, an overly ambitious goal and a blown out hub cut the trip short, but the video sure is nice.
The Kemistry gallery in London will be hosting Grand Boucle through the month of May. Designer, Christoph Reichart, and printer, Dolly Demoratti, have pulled together a visual collection that showcases racing bikes and paraphernalia dating back to 1903. The show displays bikes and bespoke saddles, but also highlights head tube badges in a series of oversized screenprints that can be purchased at the gallery or online, so no one misses out.
They have also pulled together a Grand Boucle magazine for the show and silkscreened photographs that can also be purchased online. The oversized head tube badge prints are beautiful and would look great on any shop, garage or home wall if you ask me.
BikeTags are kind of like the personalized bike license plates that kids love, but for kid-like adults. At just $4 each they’re a low commitment purchase, good for flying your freak flag every day or for that particular group ride. All sorts of messages are available, or submit your own, though I don’t know how wise it would be to ride around with a tag that screams “Beer!” or “Weed!”, though maybe you live in Colorado or Washington where at least the latter won’t get you searched by an observant officer. Tie one on at www.mybiketag.com
Sure to go viral like the rest of his videos, this webseries from RedBull follows Danny Macaskill as he faces down and overcomes injury in order to prepare for his biggest project yet, that will involve Macaskill creating his own indoor playground for an upcoming video. It’s great to see a video that gets away from just stunts and instead shows some of the struggles of elite athletes and the lengths they must go to keep their body and mind at peak performance.