01 May 2008

Friends on Film

Thanks to Jim in London for sending this film along to us. As Jim says:

I really enjoyed the time-lapse video of your cycle commute you posted last December, so much that I tried the same thing here in London last week. As you can see cyclists in London don't have it so good as you do in Copenhagen - we've got to weave in and out of traffic, avoid bendy buses and generally keep trying to not get killed. But it's still worth it, and I really enjoyed making this video. Hope you like it and thanks for the inspiration.


And here's a video from Marc, in many ways our Amsterdam twin.

"I'm a long time fan and it's about friggin' time I submit something cyclicious myself :), in this case a little video of me with a visiting friend from Canada."


About time, indeed, Marc! Considering the amount of material you have on cycling Eurostyle!

Thanks to you both for thinking of us.

3 comments:

Marc said...

thanks for posting it! Loved the UK video!

I'm putting my money where my mouth is and started a dedicated thread/category on my blog: "Amsterdam's Unwritten Cycle Rules", to serve as a cycle guide-avant-la-lettre to visitors. Helping them, helping myself :).

Thanks for the inspiration and keep up the fine work!

Rhys said...

Just goes to show its what you're used to. I thought London wa a great city to ride in after experiences in car-dominated Australian cities. The congestion charge zone seems to keep most of the traffic away.

But the author of the video is right - there is a lot of weaving, dodging and praying required for an average commute

Murk said...

I liked the fact that the same automated vehicles kept popping up. It can be amazing the risks car drivers take to get past sometimes only to catch them up a bit later.

My commute (which I don't do often enough) is a bit more rural - but it is a faster road (no bike lane). I'm also slower (more a Yehuda Moon than a Joe) - it's rare that I'm faster than a car - so on bike days I really relish traffic jams (as long as those lines of cars have enough space to get through!)