It’s pretty long, and some of the footage isn’t the greatest, but this was made with a lot of heart. I’m pretty sure a lot of messengers around the world will appreciate this video.
This is a terrifying video of someone in LA riding a 14.5 ft tallbike through the Los Angeles Ciclavia and the first bike video is a long time to completely amaze me. Watch it to the end to check out some still images of the bike and rider from street level for a sense of scale.
Fast Company filmed this short interview on “Managing Chaos” with Kym Perfetto, a bike messenger in NYC for 5 years. Perfetto now leads spin classes at SoulCycle and hosts her own video series, but she also held a part in Premium Rush while acting as the lead double for the ride scenes.
This article in the Indy Star details elite athlete Ken Martin, a 2:09 marathon runner and the marathon champion in 1984 and 1985, who is now battling Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. As anyone who has seen chemotherapy treatments first hand, you know they take an incredible toll on the body, leaving the recipient drained, weak and lethargic, but Martin is betting on his athletic routine to combat those effects. Instead of just sitting in a chair and letting the poison drip into his body, he brings his stationary bike into the treatment center and pedals for 30 minutes at a time, counting on the adrenaline surges and internal system boosting to not only lift his spirits, but also speed recovery time.
Martin is primarily doing this for his own benefit, but he is also working with researchers who are analyzing his gathered data during treatment to measure the potential benefits of cycling and activity during treatment. To the end of promoting this method, he has created The WorkOut Cancer Research Fund to finance the effect of exercise on tumor and cancer treatments.
Read the full article here.