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Well, that didn’t take long. Last week I reported my YouTube videos were soon to reach one million views. I wasn’t paying attention over the weekend when the magic number was reached. My vids have now had 1,022,664 views (the graphic above can’t keep up). YouTube is fine for short and shonky vids but to get longer, higher resolution versions downloaded direct to your iPod or computer, subscribe to my free podcast on iTunes. And should you know somebody who you’d like to get cycling to work, point them to the audio podcast of the soon-to-published Bike to Work Book.
The top vid has had 176,600 views. This is to be expected when it’s some great footage from the Tour de France (the better, hi-res, longer version is available here on iTunes). Views for my second best vid are not as expected: a sponsored-video on how to wash and lube a bike has had 67,234 views.
There are some daft comments, as you’d expect from YouTube commenters who very quickly start fighting with each other, but, pleasingly, one viewer wrote:
“I am just the 57 year old child who needs a well delivered, simplified video like this. I’ve only started riding, and am not a mechanic, but would like to keep the mud and goop off my bike to keep it running well for me. Thanks for a great instructional video!”