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

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.

I’ve never gone to a ski resort and done the “ski lift” downhill mountain biking thing. I’ve thought about it. Even though that wasn’t the intent, this gives me an idea of what it’s like (such as “how do I load a bike onto the chairlift?”).

Willamette Week did a bar crawl by Biketown bikes. That means they rode while drunk, which is dangerous and probably illegal. Now that that statement is out of the way, watch the video and enjoy.


The PathLessPedaled road trip spanned several weeks. Here’s a tour of the Spoke’n bike/moto hostel/church in Mitchell, Oregon, just outside Painted Hills:

We (as Portland) have talked about equity and bikeshare. Does bikeshare work for everyone? Here’s a conference that discussed that.

Oh no, Specialized is bringing Hypercolor back. (also daytime running lights)

Brompton World Championships. I’m not going to say they look extra-silly, but I think I just did.

“GCN does science” are like all anecdotal tests: not exactly science, but still informative. It’s interesting to see the difference in the progression of helmets. (BTW, the temperatures quoted, converted to ‘murican, are 90.7 and 93.0 F)

Can you descend on the road faster by using a mountain bike dropper post? (alternate question, “what the hell is a dropper post?”)

Llamas. Bicycle. That is all.

This is another episode from Russ and Laura’s #GreatWesternRamble. It’s special because they talk about how communities can benefit from touring cyclists.

Over 40,000 bikes per day use this intersection. Wow. Note there are four design elements that reduce the right-hook risk: early green light for bikes, early red for bikes, blue bike lane, and a short stop line for cars.

Honorable Mentions

This week’s honorable mentions: in Soviet Russia, mountain bikes YOU! (sorry, so sorry), a heavily-used bikeway in Amsterdam (and scooterway, apparently), 13.6lb road bike, Black Girls Do Bike in New York City, a relaxing 17-minute cyclepath ride in Utrecht, Netherlands, and a new bike path and redevelopment in NL.

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

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