Sunday, March 21, 2010

He's Ready For His Close-up

Fixedgeargus and I have been working on a little video project lately and it's finally done.

Almost There from Jeff Frings Photography on Vimeo.

We tossed around some ideas at least a year ago and never did anything with them until this video contest came up and I thought we could make something of our original idea that would fit the contest. Let me know what you think.

This movie is dedicated to Ernesto Santiago-Norat who continues to inspire me.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It Must Be Spring

It must be spring because idiot drivers seem to popping up all over the place. This morning's jug-head actually admitted to me that my position in the roadway gave him the right to run me down, or at least come within inches of doing so. If only there were some agency whose job it was to reform drivers like this guy. I'll try to post the video later.

Claims To Be Cop, Proves He's Ignorant

I met this driver a few days ago when he tried to pass me in a narrow lane with oncoming traffic. After passing, he immediately turned right. Then he stopped and motioned for me to come back. As I did he said, "I'm a police officer. " I don't know if he really was a cop but he proved he was really ignorant of the rules of the road.

He said, referring to drivers, that, "we're not going to be behind you alright." He was adamant that I must ride further to the right. When I pointed out that the right hand edge was unsafe for me to ride, he said, "that's your problem."

He's right that is my problem, and by riding where I was, I was solving my problem. The bigger problem is when people like him decide it's more important to save 10 seconds than to operate their vehicles safely. The even bigger problem is if he is a police officer and doesn't know or understand the statutes he's sworn to enforce.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Preview Of Things To Come

A little bit of something Fixedgeargus and I are working on.
More soon, Enjoy

A preview of things to come from Bikesafer on Vimeo.