Posted by Ted Timmons (Contributor) 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.
Blackburn is presenting a movie called “Comes with Baggage” about the history of bicycle traveling. It appears they aren’t taking a shortcut to when they started (around the Bikecentennial). Looks like it played at Velo Cult last year, how was it? (also from Blackburn: ROLL WITH IT, this year’s film)
Downhillers have to think fast to descend at speed. This is an example of that, showing Steve Peat practicing on a downhill course from the rider’s POV. Pay attention in the technical rocky sections- my brain would have trouble navigating that fast enough. (turn the sound down, it’s just wind noise; see also the rowdy Syndicate 2016 video at this race)
This Dirty Kanza interview with two racers is neat because they talk about preparation and thoughts on the race. My favorite bit is to “allow yourself a certain amount of time in a dark place“.
BikeRadar and Islabikes put up a video that is a primer for teaching your child to ride a bike. (paging Jonathan)
Is anyone doing Youtube VR? Seriously, anyone? If so, let us know in the comments. Below is a 360 of Smith Rock for you, and here’s the Gorge.
Criterium Du Dauphine
This race is traditionally the preview of the Tour de France. Any videos here don’t spoil the race or leaders.
Here’s the GCN preview, showing the riders and stages that should be strong. I’m especially looking forward to ‘Madeleine’ because I rode it last year.
This interview with the neutral service car driver by tire maker Vittoria was interesting:
Others from Dauphine: a day in the life of a mechanic (no obvious spoilers)
From other races: Women’s WorldTour: Philadelphia highlights (with spoilers)
This week’s honorable mentions: driver violence: cuts off guy riding a bike, then threatens him with a knife (read the description for details), infrastructure nerds: watch this highway project to place a tunnel in a weekend, a fancy limited-edition Brompton teaser, beat the headwind on your commute!, GCN walkthrough of factory-custom ordering and manufacturing of an Orbea bike, GCN extol the virtues of aluminum bikes, local driver/biker encounter (pretty much *all* swearing), and BikeRadar talks about offroad e-bikes.
Inclusion criteria: If I’ve missed something, post it in the comments! I prefer 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. I will delay videos containing pro racing spoilers by 7 days.
– Ted Timmons, @tedder42