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Why Bike

Here’s a nice little short film shot by a student videographer for a video contest at the University of Arkansas called “Why Bike”. The video won first place. Let me beat you all to it though…”No helmet!”. Some of the claims are a little suspect (300 miles and 43 pounds lighter?), but it’s a decent little motivator regardless. Eat well, Ride long.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. ericJune 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    helmets are not necessary, look at countries with larger biking communities and numbers like germany and holland; no helmets, no problems

  2. Pink RobeJune 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The most dangerous thing I saw in that vid was dropping the inside foot through the turn…

  3. Ted K.June 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    What’s missing from the numbers is a time period. If he’s doing 300 mi./mo. (month) that’s about an hour of biking per day. If it’s per week then it’s three to four (3 – 4) hours per day which is doable. Either way it adds up fairly quickly to a healthier body.

    P.S. Years ago, I used to make thirty to forty (30 – 40) mile roundtrips on Saturdays to visit libraries with different selections. The scenery was a plus – bridge w/ ocean views, killer hills, etc.

  4. J.MillerJune 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Kick Ass.It is always nice to see someone who loves life and bikes.This video is proof all you need is a bike and some discipline.

  5. J.MillerJune 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Posting to my blog.Thanks

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