This entry was posted on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 11:01 am and is filed under Bicycle advocacy, Bike to Work Book, YouTube vids. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
You know how to correctly fit and wear a bike helmet. You know it’s best to pedal with the ball of your foot not the arch. But beginners tend not to.
That’s why I’ve made some video shorts. There are two online right now, more are in the pipeline. Future shorts will focus on why it’s important to look behind before signalling and to watch out for motorists opening doors in your face. All are branded as ‘60 Second Bike Tips’.
The videos are to promote the Bike to Work Book. I could have placed them on a high-quality video sharing site such as Vimeo but I want the vids to get lodged in all sorts of digital nooks and crannies, and only YouTube can do this. The full catalogue of Quickrelease.tv videos have been watched 1,188,401 times on YouTube.
The two videos above - and the three to be edited soon - feature the following:
1 Karl McCracken
1 Cannondale Bad Boy singlespeed stealth commuter
1 sensible jumper
2 Doc Martens
1 borrowed helmet
1 beta testing waterproof rucksack
I’m keen to produce more video shorts, none of them lasting more than a minute. The shorts will be collected on this YouTube group. What mistakes do you see newbies making?