January 10, 2011
Here at Singletrack we like taking eager young things with bright futures for work experience placements and slowly crushing their dreams of working in the bike industry, showing them how tedious and demanding the endless cycle of having fun, riding bikes, talking about bikes, looking at shiny things, writing about them and drinking coffee really is. Anyway, our latest work ex-er is Faye, who’s studying at Lancaster University and also runs a website at www.girlmtnbiker.com. We’ve got her to pick a few videos to keep you lot entertained this Monday, so here they are…
“Check out this cool French rider. If there’s one video right now that makes me want to get out and take my bike to the nearest skate-park it’s this one. There’s something about this video that makes me want to get out and play. I love the way you can see how stoked dead-proper-right-chuffed (we don’t use the word stoked in the Singletrack office, none of that American jargon-Sim) the rider is after landing her no-hander, it’s a feeling that’s infectious.
Continuing the French theme a bit, this video ticks off two of your five a day. It makes you want to get away from the computer and ride (Tick 1) and you get to learn random French quotes, which you can regurgitate in the Alps this summer to impress that French bird/bloke you’ve had your eye on (Tick 2).
This takes the concept of riding with your friends to a whole new level, a whole disturbingly 1950’s level… We were kind of hoping to see a bit of drama regarding the puppy in a wheels-splat way, but that’s probably because it’s Monday morning and Monday makes us like that.
I don’t really know what to say about this without mentioning the blatantly obvious gender-stereotyping. Come on ‘Tem’ take Sheila out for a ‘piddle,’ good girl, that’s right.
Need to remember what blue sky looks like? Want inspiration for your back garden? Want to enjoy watching Tammy Donahugh shred it up? Look no further.
Because cyclocross crashes are funny…but not as funny as the 118-esque guys cheering on the crash.