Ted’s Video Roundup: Post-car cities, Brompton factory tour, and more

Welcome to my mostly-weekly video roundup! I’ve gone through about a hundred videos this week, and I’m starting off by featuring this fantastic video of Darren Alff’s tour of Norway and Sweden. He has a great recording style and the terrain is beautiful. Also, he’s riding a Co-Motion, how great is that?

Gabe Klein, transit wonk and author of ‘Start-Up City‘ did a great TEDx presentation on how to heal our cities, post-car: (via TB)

Brompton put up a factory tour. All their manufacturing is done in Britain, not just “made in China, assembled in Britain”. (also: here’s their new factory)

Self-driving cars have let people to discover the ‘trolley problem’. It’s nice to see someone resisting that as being a legitimate concern towards the adoption of the cars:

GCN has this smart and snappy video about how to walk (with) your bike. They’ve done several of these, they are funny and generally accurate for capturing roadie styles. (I prefer the stem hold)

This is a ride test of a relatively cheap e-bike. The complaints about the oversized box are strange, but the ride test is really good. He abuses the bike a bit in the name of science. He comes around to the realization that he isn’t the target market for the bike.

Are you a road cyclist trying to get ready for the summer? Here are some good (though basic) tips on how to train for long climbs. Start now and you’ll be ready for De Ronde.

GMBN has been having a lot of fun lately. Here’s their third “game of B.I.K.E.”:


Moments of rage

A cyclist in London was knocked over by a driver who was in a hurry:

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 on Twitter

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