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Old 02-28-09, 09:42 AM   #1
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Commuting Video Final Edit

I have entered this video in a couple of competitions. Thought you might like to see the final edit.

http://www.vimeo.com/3367070

Plug in your headphones and crank it up!

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Old 02-28-09, 09:54 AM   #2
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Looks good. Not my favorite, but I like it. Thanks for posting.
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Very cool Joey. One word comes to mind: Smooth.
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Way cool. Your videos are always entertaining.

You're lucky you live in an area were traffic can only go so fast along so many routes. Most of my roads around here are 45 mph and up, so I'm the always the one getting passed. I really want that experience of passing car after car after car, etc.
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I always like a good bike video but I'm not digging the non-defensive driver behavior. Maybe this is the norm for cyclist where this video was taken. I wondered what the motorist were thinking about you when you were riding so wreckless.
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Old 02-28-09, 04:47 PM   #6
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I wondered what the motorist were thinking about you when you were riding so reckless.
Since 90 percent of them are drunk, probably not much thinking going on. For the other 10 percent - probably thinking about the TV commercial that showed their vehicle cruising down empty city streets with no traffic.
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Still, when you get hit, don't try to blame it on the driver. We won't believe you.
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Joey is still douching it up I see.

Why are morons so attracted to New Orleans?

Seriously Joey, Why do you live there? You make it sound as if "everyone is drunk" or "if I stop at a red light I will be stabbed."

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Still, when you get hit, don't try to blame it on the driver. We won't believe you.
Or even the pedestrian in the unmarked crosswalk!
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Hey JoeyBike,

Well done...nice video!

At times when you flew through red lights I caught myself holding my breath..thinking...this guy has more balls than brains. Glad it's working out for you.

I guess I'm abit more conservative when it comes to stuff like that...each to his own!
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Old 02-28-09, 06:49 PM   #11
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Here is a video of my commute (I did this last summer for a friend's blog so just ignore the stupid comments)....

http://www.vimeo.com/1816313
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I wondered what the motorist were thinking about you when you were riding so wreckless.
It should be every rider's (and driver for that matter) goal to be wreckless! But depending on the definition of reckless you use, it doesn't necessarily apply to Joey's riding. He's a scofflaw for sure, but his actions are practiced and calculated.
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When there are are so few bicyclists on the road (1% nationally) and a good portion of them ride like Joey it does not take long for the average motorist to think we are all *******s like joey.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I will LOL at joeys expense when he finally runs the wrong light.
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Joey, you really think this is a cool video? waiting to happen.
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That video almost makes me want to ride in NO. Almost being the keyword.
Nice video. It is far more interesting than watching me grunt my way up a hill on my fixed gear.
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Old 02-28-09, 11:13 PM   #16
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...it does not take long for the average motorist to think we are all *******s like joey.
They already hate us. We have nothing to lose.
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Old 02-28-09, 11:15 PM   #17
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Here is a video of my commute...
http://www.vimeo.com/1816313
Man, those road crossings are HARSH. Nice path. Way more relaxing than my route.

Thanks for the link.
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Old 02-28-09, 11:29 PM   #18
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They already hate us. We have nothing to lose.
No, I would guess they hate you.

Maybe I should rent a billboard in New Orleans and suggest that people just gear their hatred towards you in particular.

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1. concerned solely or chiefly with one's own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.

sound familiar joey?

you're the kind of guy that will cry like a schoolgirl with a skinned knee that it was their fault when you finally get clipped by a car.
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Joey,

It sounds pretty unanimous.
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Old 02-28-09, 11:57 PM   #21
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...you're the kind of guy that will cry like a schoolgirl with a skinned knee...
Yeah, yeah.

If you can think of ONE thing that has not been said about me here, then I applaud you.

My skin is way too thick to get skinned.

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Sometimes I really can't believe the vitriol directed at Joey. There was literally nothing unsafe that Joey or the other fellow in front of him did in this video. Some may object to red light running on principle, and I guess I can understand that, but man, some of you here really need to get a grip.
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Joey,

It sounds pretty unanimous.
Not sure what you're getting at...

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Way cool. Your videos are always entertaining.

You're lucky you live in an area were traffic can only go so fast along so many routes. Most of my roads around here are 45 mph and up, so I'm the always the one getting passed. I really want that experience of passing car after car after car, etc.
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Well done...nice video!

At times when you flew through red lights I caught myself holding my breath..thinking...this guy has more balls than brains. Glad it's working out for you.

I guess I'm abit more conservative when it comes to stuff like that...each to his own!
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Nice video. It is far more interesting than watching me grunt my way up a hill on my fixed gear.
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Looks good. Not my favorite, but I like it. Thanks for posting.
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I can see voicing a dislike of Joey's style of riding, but I damn sure don't wish him any harm. If, and or when the odds catch up with him, I doubt he would want or expect anyone's sympathy. That's my opinion...

That being said, the one thing that would keep me from riding like that in New Orleans or anywhere else is the chance of plowing into some pedestrian. Whether a pedestrian is drunk, stupid, or a combination of both I could not excuse myself if I hurt someone.

I take these vids for what they are. A ballsy guy flying through traffic using a controversial style of riding. I honestly find myself imagining doing the same while watching. Only difference is my ass isn't willing to sign the check that comes with the risk.
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Sometimes I really can't believe the vitriol directed at Joey. There was literally nothing unsafe that Joey or the other fellow in front of him did in this video. Some may object to red light running on principle, and I guess I can understand that, but man, some of you here really need to get a grip.
Some of the times he passed cars on the left (riding on the double yellow) looked a little dangerous, but for the most part, I think you're right. He IS stopping for some red lights when it is necessary to do so, he's just editing those parts out of the video so its more interesting to watch. Keep in mind that the rider has a much wider field of vision than the video camera so even though it looks like he's flying through a red light completely blind, he can probably see pretty far down both sides of the intersection to see if there are any cars coming.
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