Back in the Saddle

10 May

In case you haven’t stumbled onto it before, the site CommuteByBike is a great resource for anyone getting around by bike.  A recent post includes some great tips for anyone getting into the saddle for the first time as a commuter, or perhaps getting back in after a hiatus.  Although luckily most of us don’t forget how to ride a bike, there are some skills we might have forgotten or never learned in the first place that can make the whole experience a lot better.

CommuteByBike has a companion site called UtilityCycling, also a great resource.  That site recently posted a fun short film made by Abhishek Mukherjee and Katie Smith called “The Convert” that was made to promote Bike Month in Jacksonville, Florida.  Think film noir meets bicycling.  The fact that the secret “stash” is in an envelope hidden in a copy of Tom Vanderbilt’s Traffic makes me especially happy.  Check it out:

If that inspired you at all — to bike, to bike in a leather skirt, or to seduce someone else into biking — perhaps it could also inspire you to sign the People for Bikes pledge if you haven’t already.  Their goal is to get 1 million people to sign, and they just passed the 500 thousand mark.

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One Response to “Back in the Saddle”

  1. Abhishek May 12, 2012 at 4:05 AM #

    Thank you for promoting my film!
    Not many people have caught on to the book being used. It was deliberately chosen; thank you for catching it! The aisle was named “Weapons” and “Cars” by the library which added a little depth to the film.

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