Commuting - I was on TV, NBC new.
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01-21-05, 10:43 PM
I think I was but couldn't tell since I was at work the whole day and just got back from a very cold commute. Much colder than last night. I was on my way to work, commuting, this morning. I think this morning the temp was in the negative. I was passing through Prospect Park. I saw a camera man and began waving at him. I didn't know they were from NBC until "Al" decided to ask me few questions. The first thing he asked was "no matter what?" I told him I was out training for racing in the spring. He then asked me how do I prepare to ride in this weather. BTW, there is a snow storm coming in tomorrow and all the weather news begin to hype the storm. I told him you need to wear a windproof and water resistance out shell coupled with wool socks and skiing gloves. He wasn't sure what I meant when I told him I was out training for racing. :D I am not even sure if he knows that Kissena organizes a lot of races in the park when Spring comes around.
01-22-05, 09:33 AM
Anything that makes cyclists more visible is a good thing. Very cool.
Did you remember to say, "I'm just out here cause I'm badass"?
01-22-05, 10:24 AM
! Hey we've got our on celeb!
01-22-05, 10:42 AM
Lots of this stuff gets edited out . . . and then again, maybe not.
A few years ago a local station wanted to do a bit on tandems. Spent about 3/4 of an hour riding our tandem with a camera man laying on the hood of a station wagon doing the filming. Ended up with at least 30 seconds on the tube, most of it concentrated on our . . . feet . . . pedaling 90 degrees out of phase (90 OOP)!!!
But if it promotes cycling, we're for it!
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay
Should have told him you were out enjoying the warm weather.
01-22-05, 05:49 PM
-- About 20 years ago a local news station in L.A. featured a physician who bike commuted 18 miles round trip daily. They asked him why he does it; so this tan, lean doctor looked into the camera and said these memorable words:
"So I can eat cheesecake every day!"
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