Being the dirty old skateboard and bike addict that I am, I tend to watch a lot of videos. Back in the day, it used to be dubbed copies of Curb Dogs and H-Street videos. But now its sitting in front of a computer at work watching the newest (and oldest) stuff online.
There are a few videos out there that inspire me in such a way that I can’t help but ride after watching them. I try not to watch those while I’m at work. It would be torture. I am never one to discriminate against any style of bike, so I will offer this little time wasting link dump as an example of what moves me.
Tops on this list for me at the moment would be this clip of Thomas Vanderham:
There is a quote in that clip that sticks in my head: “keep the mountain in mountain biking” My buddy Steeley and I have adopted it and try to live it every time we ride.
I tend to split my video time down the middle with “grown up bikes” and BMX. No matter what you ride, you really can’t go wrong with the combination of Ozzy and Van Homan in Criminal Mischief. There is a set of trails here in AZ that humiliate me every time I get near them with a bicycle. But after watching this video I can’t help but go back. Again and again.
The boys from Ride The Spine make me want to check out from life and hit the road.
I even had a chat with Big Jonny about what would do it for him. He offered a few colorful examples but the one that stuck out was “anything Giro”. And when I think the Giro d’ Italia I instantly think Andy Hampsten on the Passo di Gavia.
So what moves you guys? What makes you want to leave work early? Call in sick on a Monday, or go back to the house after the ride is done to grab lights and go ride some more? Throw some links in the comments, show me what you got.
Have a great weekend everybody! Keep it Dirty…by