Weekly Video Roundup: Seattle visit, how carbon wheels are made, midpriced bike torture

Welcome to the weekly video roundup! Last week was busy, with a train trip to Seattle for a no-friends no-family Thanksgiving. So I’m back to playing catchup – there are about 60 videos in the queue for next week already. So this week’s entries are on the short side, but they are still great!

The video above is from ‘Bike Kill NYC’, which is … I can’t summarize it any better than Gothamist: “a few hundred bike punks riding mutant welded art-cycles and throwing weird shit at each other in an endless counter-clockwise beer gyre while onlookers partied to the searing riffs of live metal bands”.

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Roundup of bike-related Black Friday sales in Portland

unnamedSeveral local bike businesses will have special deals this Friday — a.k.a. “Black Friday”. We got the details below…

Sales

Clever Cycles, 11-6pm – demo and former rental Bromptons plus some parts on sale, gift for first 15 in line. Any remaining bikes will be available for sale online Saturday. (see the youtube promotion)

Holy Spokes (3070 SE Division), 8am-8pm – 15% off of all kids bikes and balance bikes, plus a $10 gift card for with purchase of $100.

Blaq Packs, Friday through Monday get 20 percent off everything in store and online. Check them out at 2505 SE 11th.

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Weekly Video Roundup: Dream roads in Bali, a WTF moment, bagel slicing, local ‘cross, and more

Welcome to the weekly video roundup! Sorry for skipping a week of the roundup. Perhaps one of these weeks I’ll actually catch up on my video queue. This first video is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. I like pro bike racing, and the GCN crew did a fun and creative race on Majorca’s Sa Calobra (aka Col del Reis). What really clinched it as a great video to me is that Carlton Kirby did the commentary- he is probably the best-known voice on Eurosport for racing (not just cycling, also Paris-Dakar and more). Anyhow, enjoy.

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Weekly Video Roundup: Riding in North Korea, ‘Cross at Cascade Locks, Glady-ators, and more

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Welcome to the weekly video roundup! It was a good and wild week for me- I went on a fantastic muddy ride last Sunday, there were tons of hikers, runners, and cyclists out despite the weather. Anyhow, here’s a great pile of vids to enjoy over the weekend. We’re starting with Brumotti, who never fails to entertain with his bike-handling. Notably, he shows some ways to avoid the gaps next to streetcar tracks.

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Weekly Video Roundup: ending oppression, mathematical theories of driving, and more

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Welcome to the weekly video roundup!

Cycle Oregon was great, and I’m still trying to catch up from that and other chaos. Thankfully I’ve had time to review a big batch of videos. I actually have more in the queue but don’t want to make this post too long, so I’ll continue catching up over the coming weeks. When I saw the above video I knew it was the right one to feature- what says overthrowing oppression and defying a fatwa better than a bicycle? It’s been happening for 135+ years, leading to women’s suffarage and women wearing pants, and perhaps even the entire feminist movement.

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Weekly Video Roundup: A Sunday in Hell, the science of steep climbing and more

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Welcome to the weekly video roundup! There were some interesting videos this week, but I felt like none were feature-worthy. So I’m going back to the vault. This is 1976’s “A Sunday in Hell”. It shows 100 minutes on the Paris-Roubaix race including Eddy Merckx. Enjoy. I’m watching it again as I’m posting this. (also: this race is alluded to below- +3 internet points for the first person to spot it)

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