Wednesday Video Roundup: Christmas tallbike, the ‘Boncho’, and a wet Saltzman

Wednesday Video Roundup: Christmas tallbike, the ‘Boncho’, and a wet Saltzman

Our first video is an obligatory Christmas-themed video: someone riding a tree-equipped tallbike around Paris.

What caused the Dutch bike revolution? Too much traffic, too many traffic deaths, and oil/economic crises. Kindermoort (“children deaths”) went from 400 to nearly zero per year. How’s that different than the US? There hasn’t been a mass movement against these issues here.

This is a well-filmed video traversing Iceland from North to South with mountain biker/freerider/mountain trials rider Hans Rey. The music bed fits very well.

This track bike race in Mexico City is light on details but it shows what Mexico City (and the surrounding region) looks like. I treasure my memories of traversing all of Central America.

While we are talking about racing, here’s the East Coast Cargo Bike Championship. That’s some serious cargo! Warning: spicy language.

This “bike poncho” Kickstarter project is interesting. I wonder how well it would work, especially given the rain we’ve had this month.

Finally, here are two of my recent videos. The first is of Saltzman Road on December 13. We went to check out the truck crash and fire and wanted to see how Saltzman looked with the recent flooding.

Second, I was invited to join some mountain bikers in St. George, Utah. I was experimenting with a new camera (it’s a little bumpy) and I missed most of the slickrock fun. It’s still surreal to see this terrain, given the December we’ve been having!

Honorable mentions: good sportsmanship: not passing a rider who flatted near the line (near end of vid clip; here’s a news article explaining it), the crazy Joe Rogan interviewing the barely-apologetic Lance Armstrong, a boring video of Peter Sagan on a fatbike on snow (but still ensuring I mention Sagan every week), loud music and high-energy mountain biking,
“bandit cross” video, video about Los Angeles’s CicLAvia, and BMX street riding.

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. When it gets to spring, I will delay videos containing pro racing spoilers.

– Ted Timmons, @tedder42

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