Yesterday I discussed a video I’d be sharing shortly, and right here is that video:
Whereas my unkempt look is extra prone to frighten you away, the video is meant to advertise Bike New York’s Uncover Hudson Valley journey 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. Nicely, it’s mine, foolish! However that different one on the proper belongs to the filmmaker, Terry Barentsen, who’s going to be using 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 during which I try and 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 carrying a helmet in it, as if that makes me some type of hypocrite. I imply sure, I’m an amazing hypocrite, however not due to the helmet. The very fact is, the journey 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 journey or a race means you’re going to observe the principles of that journey or race, so insisting on not carrying a helmet in a video for a journey that requires a helmet looks like displaying up at a velodrome and demanding that you simply be allowed to journey with a freewheel and a derailleur. Plus, I’d suppose my clown sneakers 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 journey, and I’ll almost certainly be doing it myself so for those who 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 sneakers.