Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Two-Wheel Tuesday

Glasgow Bike Shed from Precious_Productions on Vimeo.

I was recently gifted the Bike Snob NYC book and I must admit that it's more than a guilty pleasure to read. However, in between the ruthless banter on two-wheeled social class and "righteous cycling," I found the following videos that come juiced with inspirational stories, breathtaking cinematography and, of course, gratuitous amounts of facial hair. The first (above) is a short film about the Glasgow Bike Shed, a volunteer organization that recycles some of Glasgow's saddest bikes, reintroducing them to new owners and promoting some much-needed bicycle safety - and not a single kilt or Braveheart reference in sight. The second (below) is from the ultra stylish Rig Out magazine crew over in Manchester. Titled 30 Century Man, the film features Mr. James Bowthorpe, a man who decided to ride around the world on his bike and grow a killer beard while twisting and shifting through some rather epic landscapes. (He lives a rough life.) In the words of my Bike Snob friend, if these videos don't get you excited to get out there and're stupid.

30 Century Man from Antony Crook on Vimeo.

[videos via Boneshaker and McFaul on Bikes ]