Rants on Cycling and on Life:
Photos of people and bicycles that pass in front of my camera
Riding in the city can be exhilarating, and demonstrations of bike handling skills are always great regardless of the style of bike. But I've never understood the glamorizing of riding through traffic like a total jackass. Color me unimpressed.
jeff I hear yaa video could put the wannabees in troubleon a more serious notewhy do car commercials do this same sort of thing?car commercials and feature films?tokyo drift/italian job/gone in sixty secondsand any and every car commercial on the screenSUVs dodging falling trees...never touching the brakesjust swerving aroundit just sets the wrong toneI too am unimpressedmore so by the representation of how a car should be driven than the images in this filmthe riders in this film are doing a few things that I would not recommendyet it is still nice to watchthey have some sweet handling skills-jg
Perhaps, but I'm not sure who the wannabees are trying to be. Couriers? Style is one thing, but you don't see motorists emulating cabbies. Hell, even NASCAR drivers get that a bike is better for getting around the city: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/greathomesanddestinations/24away.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1&8dpc&oref=slogin&oref=slogin Not saying that chase scenes or reckless driving in film and tv are any better, but it's easier to police wrong messaging within our community.
Post a Comment