Line Of Sight – Lucas Brunelle

Published on Sep 1, 2012
Lucas Brunelle’s DVD, “Line of Sight”, about bike messenger with fixed gear.

Le DVD de Lucas Brunelle “Line of Sight”, en caméra embarquée sur de nombreuses alleycat de coursiers en pignon fixe.

Link to buy it / Lien pour l’acheter : http://www.lucasbrunelle.com/

Summary

None of this movie could be made if motorists were not as predictable as they are. If they were as chaotic, then this movie might last until the first intersection and then the remainder would be shots of the ER room and finally the morgue.

This video screams quite a few ‘mixed messages‘:

  • We deserve your respect.
  • Your average urban cyclists wants to be as good as we are.
  • Always give us 3-Feet when passing us.
  • Do not open your door without looking for us.
  • Cycling is safe!
  • Only cars make it dangerous and deadly.
  • We need more infrastructure to keep us safe.
  • Car drivers are maniacs who try to terrorize us on a daily basis.
  • Pedestrians are dumb as sheep. They never want to move out of the way!
  • We need more laws that keep cyclists safe. LOOK Chicago! comes to mind.
  • Don’t you just hate it when cars will not stop at signs or stop lights? They are a menace!

TakeAways

Here are some comments from the ChainLink Forum that actually surprised me. Assuming their content is genuine, it appears that at least some of the members of the Church of Urban Cycling are beginning to question their catechism. That in itself is a step forward:

Reply by Thedutchtouch on January 20, 2015 at 11:11pm
I only watched the first few minutes, regardless of how impressive/not the riding is, this is full of people riding like a$$hats in traffic. And we wonder why there’s so much anti-cyclist rage out there…

Reply by Tom A.K. on January 20, 2015 at 11:51pm
It does say “insane” in the discussion post.

Thedutchtouch said:
I only watched the first few minutes, regardless of how impressive/not the riding is, this is full of people riding like a$$hats in traffic. And we wonder why there’s so much anti-cyclist rage out there…

Reply by Jim Reho on January 20, 2015 at 11:57pm
Provocative, to say the least. +1 on Thedutchtouch’s comment above. What a bunch of juvenile narcissists. I guess for them it’s OK to scare the living crap out of people as long as they get their jollies. Can’t go there at all.

Reply by Adam C. 3 hours ago
Only one word comes to mind….Idiots!!

Reply by Tom Z 2 hours ago
I can’t even watch this… It pisses me off!