Wednesday Video Roundup: 1993 bike messengers, 2016 pro racing kits, and electric car efficiency

Wednesday Video Roundup: 1993 bike messengers, 2016 pro racing kits, and electric car efficiency

Welcome to this week’s roundup! We’ve had glimpses of almost springlike weather, I hope you were able to enjoy it. Our first video is a great one from Brumotti at a soccer (“football”) stadium. There are some great moves, but my favorite is bouncing across the armrests. The other good Brumotti of the week is where he shows the proper way to use a treadmill.

I’m not overly excited about a discussion of helmet safety (and risk compensation/Peltzman effect), but I’m including this (partly) because they do a good job discussing it and (mostly) for the roller trick at the beginning of the clip.

PBOT put up a video showing their post-storm cleanup on Germantown Road. What a mess.

Are you looking forward to pro cycling this year? Here’s GCN’s review of the “team kits”. I love the designs of BMC and Cannondale best. The Trek jersey looks odd- somewhat like a pinstripe suit.


Naturally this is fodder for debate- but I’m willing to watch any semi-legitimate “car vs electric bike” comparison. GCN does a good job discussing power sources (for the car batteries and for the human power), as well as manufacturing costs.

It’s a quiet week, so I’m going to include two videos from the vaults. First, this is a wonderfully shot video about non-racing road cycling. I’m not thrilled with the male-centric viewpoint, but it’s still a great video showing friendly competition and the feelings of cycling.

Our second old video is from a 1993 bike messenger race in Berlin. It’s really interesting to hear about the messenger culture during that time.

Honorable mentions: TrainerRoad’s video showing TT rider Justin Rossi’s prep work, video showing installation of the new SRAM eTap (incredibly boring video, unfortunately), and PathLessPedaled at the RAGBRAI route announcement party.

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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