WATCH OUT FOR THAT BUS! Busses like to ride in bike lanes. (Photo: Robert Tumas)
It's been a while since my last post, but to put it plainly (or as my Pop would say), I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger in a wall paper hanging contest. I just started my Masters in Victorian Literature at Brooklyn College and I haven't read this many dense novels in such quick succession since I was in high school.
And not because high school was hard or anything, but because I was so bored there (I used to get detention for reading instead of participating in gym class; also, I was a four-year starting varsity basketball player, so go figure that one out). Anyway, I managed to think of a great idea to give you readers a good look at actually riding in Brooklyn and also fit a post into my nutty schedule. I present to you, A Bicycle Ride in Brooklyn, A Film by Robert Tumas.
I got a bunch of duct tape and a Flip camera and rigged a POV handle bar cam for my Cannondale and went to town. I tried my hand at some editing and scoring (failing miserably on both accounts) and: presto change-o! We've got video. It's a little long so feel free to fast forward through whatever parts bore you, but if you're ever riding in BK, and as you can see in this vid, watch out for a few things. Ambulances and police cars in the bike lane, people in the bike lane, regular cars in the bike lane, other bikers in the bike lane (this isn't so surprising), fire engines, busses, changing terrain, and of course, the heat. Watch out for that heat. So, without further ado, a bicycle route grows in Brooklyn. Check it out!
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