Welcome to the weekly video roundup! Sure, it’s an icy mess in Portland right now, but I have some videos to entertain you and cheer you up.
This is a funny video explaining how to make every ride EPIC. Includes advice on bike types, Instagram filters, and clothing.
The Taiwan KOM Challenge is a tough ride. It seems to be in the fondo category, attracting everyone from amateurs to pros. It isn’t the climb with the most elevation gain in the world, but it’s one of the longest.
Russ and Laura of Path Less Pedaled posted ‘5 bikey gifts under $50’, which is nice.
..and then they posted a sequel:
PLP also put up a great video giving alternative to the Brooks B-17 saddles.
Bookmark this video on ‘how to service your road freehub”. You’ll need it eventually.
This video showing how to adjust suspension sag is a great example of why Youtube is great- it would be much harder to describe this in a shop manual.
I liked this urban MTB (basically, big BMX) video. Desjardins is a freestyle MTB rider- again, basically BMX, right? Some of the tricks are in more natural terrain. The whole thing is fun to watch. (language warning for the music)
GCN did a nice Mythbusters-style comparison of riding with and without fenders: (spoiler: they help)
For those who like to see factory tours, the automated welding robots in this video are fun to watch. Looks like MIG.
Hunters usually pack deer out on their back or on a loud quad. Here’s a slightly humorous alternative. (warning: dead deer)
There’s a few videos from the insanity of Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships:
Giant put up a quick vid from SSCXWC:
Sven Nys was here and covered in the GCN roundup (skip to the 7 minute mark if that’s what you’re after):
Artistic cycling is interesting. If you’ve never seen it, watch this. (there were also highlights from day 3)
‘Dirt Road Century’ in Alabama. Not really racing but it feels like it.
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