Inspiring Touring Videos
At our last outoor presentation, we showed some videos from the Web to get people excited about bike touring. For those that missed our mini bike touring film festival, here are some of the clips we played and some extra ones we didn’t. We hope that these give you the itch to hit the road with your bike!
Hopmaster J April 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm
My addition to that list: http://www.canoejourney.tv/
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Michael Bos April 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm
There are zillions of challenging, delightful roads and paths to explore. The video of cycling in the Peruvian Andes is quite a treat. I did some mountain cycling in Ecuador out of Quito, and in Bolivia (the drop from La Paz to Coroico). Paraguay is flatter, yet rains leave mud roads mighty squishy. Hurrah for bicycles! Hello Laura and Russ. Best wishes! Michael, writing from Long Beach, California.
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The first video is one I’ve seen before, and I really love it. Oh man, I’d love to go on a day trip like that. Riding the quiet British countryside, visiting castles… The scene of them drinking beer where he cautions against “a touch of the ‘bonk'” is hilarious, as is the early reference to “derailers, with as many as ten gears!” One of the other things I love about that video is that the narrator emphasizes the socializing that happens between people of all walks of life–not only do I find that true myself, but it’s interesting that he noted it in (from what I know) a country that is rather class-conscious.
The Schwinn video is unintentionally funny: the dude carries all the repair stuff, the woman carries all the food. And telling people to wear polyester! It’s so awful to wear when you’re sweaty! If I rode 60 miles on a warm day in double-knit polyester shorts…I don’t think I’d be capable of riding the next day. I did like the emphasis on carrying “normal” clothes. I always feel out of place sitting in a coffee shop in padded shorts and a jersey…so I tend to wear something over my shorts (unless it’s *really* hot) and wear normal shirts.