Weekly Video Roundup: bike church hostel, llamas, and more

Posted on August 12th, 2016 at 9:51 am.

Welcome to the weekly video roundup.

Between bikecamping, biking, city council, and everything else, it’s been a busy week. I hear the Olympics are happening but ignored them to review over 110 videos. Let’s start with River City Bikes, above; Dave G and Richard Schwinn (yes, he’s a Schwinn, also founder of Waterford and Gunnar cycles) talk about the beauty of classic bikes. I really liked it.


Weekly Video Roundup: Right-hook PSA, Red Hook in London, local mountain biking, and more

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 at 2:50 pm.

Welcome to the weekly video roundup. The posting of this has been a little sporadic recently- sorry about that. I’m not promising it’ll be better, but at least I’m posting it now, right? After reviewing about 110 videos I’m starting this week with an old Tom Peterson commercial. He was a Portland legend in furniture sales and died recently. How does this relate to bikes? It doesn’t, really, but it’s “old Portland” and worth making an exception for. I remember him more from this era, “free is a very good price”. (hat tip to TB and MA for this)


Weekly Video Roundup: strandbeest wheel, paracycling, Walmart bike, and more

Posted on July 18th, 2016 at 2:34 pm.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! Normally I review 60-80 videos, but after taking last week off to pay respect to the tragedies that had taken place. So far this week I’ve reviewed 130 videos, have a second review queue of Tour de France videos, and have some leftover videos I’ll review next week. For me, the past two weeks included an internet outage, a hospital visit, some great rides, and lots of Tour de France watching. To start us off, PathLessPedaled’s Russ and Laura are vlogging their #GreatWesternRamble (they don’t like spaces, apparently). The first video in the series is above; you can watch the full series with this playlist. The Palouse is a beautiful place.


Weekly Video Roundup: new and old mountain bikes, drone videos, and more

Posted on June 29th, 2016 at 4:52 pm.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I reviewed 60 videos this week to give you the best of them. It seems there are a few video producers that put their vids up on Wednesday. Our first video from Dave at River City is an example- it went up while I was finishing this post. It’s my favorite of the week, showing an early-80s Ritchey mountain bike. Those bars look like BMX bars, though less adjustable, and the fork looks very similar to a road fork. Of course, most forks are straight now, I guess.


Weekly Video Roundup: NYC parking removal, MTBing in Jamaica, and more

Posted on June 24th, 2016 at 10:47 am.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I’m posting this later in the week because I’ve been busy. At least I was busy with cycling, right? We’re starting with a video from New York, showing some of the activism that was required to get the new parking-protected bike lane on Amsterdam Avenue from 72nd to 110th. They seem really happy with it.


Weekly Video Roundup: Portland archives, speed cameras, and more

Posted on June 15th, 2016 at 3:26 pm.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! My pile of videos was lighter than normal this week, but there are some good ones. I’m starting off the week with a couple of local videos. Above, Joe Biel posted a video about the “dinner and bikes tour“. I hadn’t heard of it, but.. bicycles, film shorts, and a seven-course buffet. Sounds perfect. Has anyone gone to it in the past?


Weekly Video Roundup: local bikes, teaching kids to ride, racing, and more

Posted on June 9th, 2016 at 10:06 am.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! The video selection was a little light this weekend until videos flooded in late Tuesday and early Wednesday. One of the last-minute videos is the above from River City Bicycles showing “Portland bikes”. How perfect is that? Dave shows off a Chris King/Cielo and a Mark Dinucci bike. More videos after the break.


Weekly Video Roundup: Santa Monica modes, horses, racing and more

Posted on June 2nd, 2016 at 9:15 am.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I went bike camping over the long weekend, rolling 165 miles in three days on a 40+ year old bike. I also managed to review 45 videos for the roundup. We start with this Streetfilms video from Santa Monica, which is a strange place. In some ways it is isolated from the rest of Los Angeles, but it’s also full of tourists and celebrities. The Third Street Promenade has two different crowds: during the day it is mostly office workers, and in the evening it’s people out for entertainment. A light rail line was just extended there, which quickly led to classism. Look at those buffered bike lanes! Also note their bikeshare uses the same system as Biketown.


Weekly Video Roundup: playing on closed streets, bikepacking Norway, more

Posted on May 26th, 2016 at 9:09 am.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I’ve been travelling and otherwise busy the last few weeks, it’s nice to catch up on all the cycling videos. I watched 103 vids this week. We’re starting off with a local video, documentation of the Better Block Broadway project from TransitSleuth. There’s one colorful rant in the middle. There are more vids from him below.


Weekly Video Roundup: Steel Bridge model and how highways wrecked American cities

Posted on May 19th, 2016 at 8:05 am.

Welcome to this week’s roundup! I’ve reviewed 70 videos this week so I can share the best. Today’s first video (above) combines the beauty and history of Italy with some great road bike trials riding. Brunotti is super-talented. The “reverse front manual” is especially cool. (it’s from Giro, but there are no spoilers)