When I search for “bicycle commute” on YouTube, 234 bicycle commute videos are returned, most of them numbingly dull. So, of course, I had to create my own seven minute video to bore everybody with. This video shows portions of my 22 mile ride up El Camino Real from San Jose, California to my office in Menlo Park.
There are some nice treats among the YouTube bike commute vids. Some of the NYC bike commute videos are nice, although the constant running of red lights gets a little annoying. Rainer Ganahl’s bicycle video is kind of unique — he mounted a camera on a 15 foot pole, then held the pole up with both hands so he rides no-handed, the wrong way through heavy traffic down Madison Avenue, suspending the pole with the camcorder pointed down at him on the ride. If you watch the video you’ll see what I mean.
My favorite street cycling videos remain Lucas Brunelle’s classics, especially his Drag Race NYC video. Fun stuff!