The Monday before Thanksgiving I rigged up my DV cam to my bike’s handlebars and from that POV recorded the one-hour ride in to work.

As I was heading out of town the next evening and it was pretty much a run-of-the-mill expedition I did nothing with the tape until I remembered today that there was a brief exchange I had with a pedestrian while I was stopped at 24th & Hoover and he crossed in the crosswalk in front of me.

Loading it into iMovie I found it and augmented the short clip with subtitles as you’ll see below. While trivial in and of itself, to me the brief conversation and his kind encouragment captures perfectly one of the keystone reasons for riding a bike: it’s ability to ground you to the city and connect to the people you share it with.

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