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If We All Rode Our Bikes

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11 Comments

  1. Apple QuickApril 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    If we all rode our bikes…I doubt we would wear funny clothes and ride $3,000.00 bikes.
    Great idea behind the video. Poor execution.

  2. RileyApril 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    @Apple Quick I absolutely agree. I ride my bike everyday, but have absolutely no need/want to shave my legs, or even race for that matter.

  3. UK SteveApril 25, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Come on Riley and Apple Quick the intentions of this excellent video were well meaning so why do you guys have to pick fault and turn it into a negative response.
    I wear a bit of lycra and have joined a local cycle club and also ride casual on a fixie.
    Surely it doesnt matter what bike or the cost or what we wear?
    The whole point of the video is JUST FUCKIN RIDE

  4. NickApril 25, 2011 at 8:10 am

    what a bunch of presumptuous bullshit.

  5. Joe PeraltaApril 25, 2011 at 9:42 am

    As they say, it takes all kinds.

  6. Tony BullardApril 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    My issue with this is that the negative cyclist stereotype that most drivers have in their mind is the uber-freak lycra clad weight weenies. This video is full of those guys. Nothing BUT those guys. This audio track over people of differing cycling aesthetics would be awesome. Also, maybe some women? Something other than “We’d all look like Lance Armstrong,” which is how most non-cyclsts would see this.

  7. scottApril 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

    This isn’t REALLY about EVERYONE riding bikes. It’s a commercial, for a corporation, making exaggerated claims that only relate to professional cyclists. If we all rode as much as the cyclists in that video did, that corporation would be out of business….’cause no one would have the time to have a job!! I mean, hey, maybe they are on to something! Ride all day? No work? I’m in!

    But yeah, it’s not meant to be taken literal. It’s meant to put the idea in your head, and when I mean “idea”, I mean “company name”.

  8. markJune 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    If we all rode our bikes with the passion of serious road cyclists…there wouldn’t be a bunch of slow ass whiners complaining about a video that is trying to promote the benefits of cycling.

    The video does a great job of putting the idea of “cycling” in our heads. Hours later I can remember lines from this video but nothing of the sponsor.

    As far as conforming your identity to win the acceptance of noncyclists, I can’t imagine anything sillier. Ok, I’ll dress differently so this soccer mom and that overweight football fan will think such and such of me.

    Seriously, get on your bike and ride it like you mean it, you pussies.

  9. mannySeptember 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    if we all rode our bikes, kelly benefit strategies will have a greater pool of talent to scout from, instead of solely relying on jesse anthony to win minor races in the US.

  10. StrelokJuly 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    if we all rode our bikes, cancer would be cured?

    whaaaaaat?!?!?!?!

  11. MontrealerNovember 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I agree with Strelok.
    You can’t exercise your way out of cancer or heart disease for that matter.
    Look up the meaning of the term “risk factor”

    That being said, I agree with biking everywhere.
    But I did find it a bit hypocritical when the cyclists were next to their cars, that they used to drive to the scenic road to bike.

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