Welcome to today’s post-Thanksgiving video roundup! Today we’re starting with video from downhiller/4Xer Katy Curd. Lean back and enjoy a video without music or overediting.
Quality storytelling about regular people who ride bikes is something we need more of. This video from Wheeled Pedestrian is powerful in its simplicity.
SSCXWC, which is the singlespeed cross races, is basically a confusing party. The “day 2” video was on here before, but now we have the actual racing day footage. Plenty of odd costumes, odd bikes, and even odder riders. I understand this will be in Portland next year. (Note: some colorful language. What do you expect from SSCXWC?)
Don’t have much space but want to store your bike(s) for the winter? Here’s a DIY version to put it flat against the ceiling. I’ve installed four of these in garages that had plenty of height (or a lack of car).
Michael Anderson came across this topic. They aren’t fresh, but it’s an interesting thing: dredging the Amsterdam Canals and finding piles of bikes. Why are there so many bikes in the canal? I can only come up with a few scenarios. Here’s a longer version of the video.
Ride a bike with U2’s Bono (not some other Bono) for charity. In Central Park. Where he crashed. Tandems are worse than IKEA. As he says, “I’ll tell you what it’s like to suffer a facial fracture involving the orbital of your eye and having your elbow redone in titanium AND enduring the torture of 18 months of physical therapy with a satanic German physio. Good times!”
Danny MacAskill’s 80’s hair metal themed trials video is out. Action starts around 2:10.
Andorra’s climate is mild. Watch this new Col Collective video and dream.
Honorable mentions: BMXing through NYC (dangerous, bad camera angle), GCN’s winter training howto, how to whip your bike while jumping, GCN’s five most expensive bikes in the world, and Cranksgiving in Los Angeles.
Inclusion criteria: If I’ve missed something, post it in the comments! I’m trying to only include videos published in the last week or so. Note if there’s a specific point in a long video that is worth highlighting. Also note if there is colorful language. When it gets to spring, I will delay videos containing pro racing spoilers.
– Ted Timmons, @tedder42