Yesterday I discussed a video I’d be sharing shortly, and right here is that video:
Whereas my unkempt look is extra more likely to frighten you away, the video is meant to advertise Bike New York’s Uncover Hudson Valley experience on June twenty sixth, and I can inform you firsthand that it’s fairly darn good up there:
You’re in all probability admiring that critically superior bike and questioning to whom it belongs. Effectively, it’s mine, foolish! However that different one on the suitable belongs to the filmmaker, Terry Barentsen, who’s going to be driving it throughout the nation and livestreaming it any day now:
Terry and I’ve labored on a couple of movies collectively now, together with one by which I try to articulate my emotions about foam bicycle hats:
In reality, I see ironists within the feedback on the Uncover Hudson Valley video already noting that I’m sporting a helmet in it, as if that makes me some form of hypocrite. I imply sure, I’m an incredible hypocrite, however not due to the helmet. The actual fact is, the experience requires helmets, Bike New York requested me to put on one within the video, and I readily obliged. Additionally, they had been troubled by my helmetless Rivendell lane-splitting in our 5 Boro Bike Tour Video, which is why Terry titled it thusly:
By definition, signing up for a experience or a race means you’re going to comply with the principles of that experience or race, so insisting on not sporting a helmet in a video for a experience that requires a helmet looks as if exhibiting up at a velodrome and demanding that you just be allowed to experience with a freewheel and a derailleur. Plus, I’d assume my clown footwear and ill-advised tattoo could be extra tempting targets:
That and the Trek, clearly.
Anyway, having reconnoitered the course I can definitely vouch for the experience, and I’ll almost definitely be doing it myself so if you happen to resolve to register (which you are able to do right here) I’ll in all probability see you up there. Simply search for the dirtbag within the clown footwear.