Since it's officially the first week of Bike Month, we resurrected this 2003 bikeTV classic that was my first work to gain worldwide noterity in the alternative transportation world.
We hit the streets of Soho with the help of Bicycle Habitat's most famous mechanic Hal Ruzal - who humorously grades the bike locking ability of New Yorkers. Sure he's harsh, but also damn funny while dispensing useful anecdotes from his many decades in the biz. Hopefully you'll learn how to keep your bike safe and avoid a failing grade.
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Built and Ridden by Richie Trimble of Los Angeles, CA at the CicLAvia 2013 event. ciclavia.org/
What an awesome adventure!! Thanks for all the support and all those beautiful smiles.
14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6.5 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)
To bend the pipe i used an upside down shopping cart and a split log. Ghetto, i know, but hey, IT WORKS.
My last tallbike was just under 10ft tall at the seat and you can see us featured in 30 Seconds to Mars' music video, "Kings and Queens" - youtu.be/hTMrlHHVx8A
STOOPIDTALL, is the inbetween from that one (Kafourki) and the world record tallest bike that i'll be building later this year.
Thank you to all the Los Angelopes who guided STOOPIDTALL through the sea of fellow cyclists!
Thanks to all the photographers and videographers who documented STOOPIDTALL's Maiden Voyage!
And SUPER Thanks to LAPD and the Traffic Enforcement officers that allowed us passage to brighten people's day.
What's Next? STOOPIDTALL will be featured in ZEN DOG, an indie film shooting in JULY - zendogmovie.com and facebook.com/zendogmovie
“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.
Join the conversation and tweet #InvsHelmet to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to focusforwardfilms.com/films/49/ to see the discussion.
Produced by WG Film with the support of
The Swedish Film Institute - Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis.
DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten
PRODUCER: Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Lina Bertilsson
CAST: Anna Haupt, Terese Alstin
CAMERA: Marek Wieser
SOUND RECORDIST:Emma Svensson
BOOM OPERATOR: Emma Thorsander
EDITOR: Klaus De León Heinecke
COMPOSER: Chris Maxwell & Philip Hernandez a.k.a Elegant Too
COLORIST: Jörgen Persson
SOUND DESIGN: Tobias Lilja
SUBTITLES: Ingrid Eng
POST PRODUCTION:Emma Svensson
CMP – Copenhagen Malmö Port
Making "Cycle" was an amazing experience. it was created for the Israeli contest Maratoon 2013, in which we were giving five days to create a short animation from start to finish on the subject of bicycle. "Cycle" won second place! We are very thankful and happy that we had this wonderful platform on which to create this one of kind short film.
Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation at intersections, reducing the comfort and safety for people riding.
What the protected bike lane needs is the protected intersection.
This proposal presents a vision for a safe, clear intersection design that improves conditions for all users. Proper design of refuge islands, crossing position and signal timing can create a intersection that people of all ages and abilities would feel safe in.