It's no secret I'm a big fan of the Bike To Work Day message. I usually take the day off and ride to the Bethesda pit stop with my daughter. This BTWD was no different except for one small detail. I had Mia Shimabuku of USA TODAY show up at my house at 6:30 am to film my morning process for a spot they were doing on the lifestyle of bike commuting.
I like that this piece focuses on the positive effects bike commuting has on your lifestyle and not just about how much everyone else sucks.
I am impressed with the editing of this piece. Mia had what seemed like an hour of footage of me blathering like an idiot and yelling to my daughter to stay out of traffic.
Worried that I wasn't giving Mia anything useful I hooked her up with Jo Doyle, a car free cyclist also in Silver Spring who I had met the previous week. Being car free in Silver Spring seemed like something in need of national recognition to me.
To me the real highlight of the piece is my daughter's unquestionable high-five and fist bumping abilities. Let there be no doubt of her mastery of these two vital skill sets.
Lastly, I'm very proud that I got my LHT (yeah you know me) it's 15 seconds. Give it up Surly people.
A quick thanks to everyone who posted this video.
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