Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Short Film for Friday

Day Labor from Minka on Vimeo.

Brendan O’Neill Kohl’s “Day Labor” is a charming short film that imagines what would happen if everyone started hiring day laborers to do their work for them. It starts with one enterprising (read: lazy) bike messenger, and snowballs from there. And though the film ultimately is not about bikes, Kohl features a bunch of real Seattle messengers, which is more than enough reason to post on this Seattle-based, bike-centric site.

Presidents on Bicycles

It’s Presidents day today so it only seems appropriate to post up some photos of U.S. Presidents riding bikes.

Barack Obama is not exactly the picture of coolness or style when it comes to riding bikes.

Given his love of ranch work and pretending to be a cowboy, it’s no surprise George W. Bush is into mountain biking.

Bill Clinton getting rad riding indoors.

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Life on a Bike

THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE from Guillaume Blanchet on Vimeo.

According to Adventure Journal, Guillaume Blanchet spent 382 days in Montreal filming himself living life from the seat of his bike. The result is a fun, playful short film centered on the joy of riding a bicycle. Blanchet made the film in honor of his father, an avid cyclist who’s logged more than 120,000 KMs in his life.

Colin Reuter: The Cyclocross Obsession Behind

Colin on the run-up at Gloucester. Picture from Colin’s blog, where it was no doubt stolen from someone else.

Colin Reuter loves cyclocross. At a glance, it’s the all-consuming type of relationship that might inspire questions from concerned friends and family. Not only did he create, which has grown to be a central site in American cyclocross. And not only did he spend four years running the site for free in the evenings after his real job (crossresults now is his real job). He also promotes two races in New England every year, runs a cyclocross team, and races elite cross every fall. As you’d probably guess, we talked about cyclocross. More specifically, Colin’s introduction to the sport, the birth and evolution of crossresults, New England’s propensity for producing really-fast pros, and more.

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