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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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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!

    Joey
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle16v View Post
    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.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    Still, when you get hit, don't try to blame it on the driver. We won't believe you.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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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."

    MOVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle16v View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gosmsgo View Post
    ...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.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakaway9 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    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.

    MR. "20+ mph commuter"

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by moat View Post
    ...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.
    Last edited by JoeyBike; 03-01-09 at 12:49 AM.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by gosmsgo View Post
    Joey,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by bunchok View Post
    Very cool Joey. One word comes to mind: Smooth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Foofy View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B. View Post
    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!
    Quote Originally Posted by dclaryjr View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by icedmocha View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    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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