Monday, November 1, 2010

JackAss cycling!

That's the only way to describe it. Maybe that's what vehicular cyclists dream of doing in a weird kind of way.

This Trailer is part of The Bike Film festival in Sydney on November 17 - 21. These cyclists will never be content on a segregated bike path,' its the buzz of going for the gap ', 'being at one with the car!'. What ever you call it, all cyclists here get tarnished with this brush.


David said...

What idiots! I don't know what makes them so proud to come so close to killing themselves again and again.

So many people think cyclists are nuts, and witnessing these idiots could only cement that view!

David Hembrow said...

It is thrilling.

I was never as mad as some of these examples, but I used to enjoy a bit of "traffic jamming" myself...

However, then I grew up.

There's not exactly a wide demographic represented here. It's a tiny minority enjoying a thrill. Mass cycling looks somewhat different.

David said...

I know it's just a tiny minority that enjoy doing this stuff. I don't really care how they get their kicks, but I do sort of worry about glamorising this sort of behaviour and making cycling seem more dangerous than it really is.

On the other hand maybe everyday commuting looks looks safe in comparison after this :)