video: NYC commute via Fixie: POV

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 1, 2008
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An art form. A study showed the average car in NYC goes about 5 mph or something…bikes can beat that, easy (as long as you ride like this guy, going from Midtown to Chelsea). A little harder than my commute in Boulder from my lil’eco Victorian to elephant’s lil’eco office or the Trident Café.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “video: NYC commute via Fixie: POV”

  1. Heather says:

    Reminds me of my commute down Comm Ave in Boston. Fun times!

  2. anna says:

    That’s amazing he hardly stops!

  3. admin says:

    I counted about one car passed per second in the first minute, if you count all three lanes.

  4. Annoyed says:

    This is _exactly_ why bicyclists get a bad name; there are multiple times he could easily have caused an accident, intentionally cutting off vehicles, etc.

    This is, by no means, something to be proud of — It's just another case in point of reckless driving on a bike, to prove a point of being able to get from Point A to B in x amount of time, with obviously little to no regard for those around him.

  5. raganella says:

    I would have chosen to go down the West side highway bike path myself. I like cheap thrills, but biking through midtown is not one of them!