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    VIDEO - My Bikes-At-Work trailer at work in New Orleans

    Stick around after the credits for the blooper.

    Here is the desctiption from Vimeo:

    I used my Bikes At Work trailer to help my local bike shop move their rental fleet back to their warehouse after Jazz Fest ended. It was a knockout beautiful day with a brilliant blue sky, puffy clouds and a nice breeze.

    I could load, haul, unload three bikes in 20 minutes - about the same time it would take in a truck but without the parking hassle (or burning a bunch of gas).

    My wingmen in the video are trained killers (US Military). In New Orleans thugs will punch you in the throat to take ONE bike and I am in possession of FOUR and moving slow. Not a great idea to travel solo to a deserted warehouse area by oneself.

    NOLA Bike Shuttle

    Have Fun!
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    Nice. I particularly like the editing.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Fun video. I grew up just outside of New Orleans, Old Metairie, and biked to the Lakefront all the time. One summer I had a job across from Xavier University, can't remember the street name this was over 30 years ago, tried riding my bike to work and a kid on a bike rode up and told me " a white girl shouldn't be riding a bike in this neighborhood". Took his advice. Still love the city and am grateful for growing up there. I think I was an adult before I realized the whole world didn't get out of school or off of work for Mardi Gras.

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    Great job...I loved the bit with the camera mounted on the trailer. Nice touch. Also a great shot of the guy in the black fedora skitching on your trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    Great job...I loved the bit with the camera mounted on the trailer. Nice touch. Also a great shot of the guy in the black fedora skitching on your trailer.
    The scene with camera mounted on my trailer almost didn't happen. The first attempt started before a bumpy stretch of road and rattled the camera so hard that the video file got corrupted and the micro SD card wouldn't work. I had three more - the first two didn't want to work either. But the last card was good, we made another drop off, then I attached the camera where the street was smooth. I am really glad I persisted. I just about peed my pants when I first viewed that scene on my laptop! The blue sky, trailer wheels turning, palm trees swaying in the breeze. Awesome.
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    It's a good thing the camera wasn't on it when it flipped!! And I just noticed Elwood loosing his hat when he rounded that corner. Fabulous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Cloud View Post
    And I just noticed Elwood loosing his hat when he rounded that corner. Fabulous...
    The wind was howling straight in our face on that stretch. Every time we turned that corner I could feel the wind grab everything with me. When he was skitching the trailer on that stretch I probably looked like I was climbing the Pyrenees. Momentum is everything!
    "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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