Solo Bike Ride on the I-10

Earlier this month, one cyclist, "pb 374," was having a bad day on the bike.  He had been right hooked, the term used to describe a automobile turning right without looking and cutting off people using the bike lane, three times and wasn’t even near his final destination.  Disgusted with the state of commuting on surface streets, he did what thousands of angelenos do every day and hopped on the freeways.

While certainly not as dramatic as the early works by the Crimanimalz, this film shot by pb 374’s bike camera is more effective in making the point that bikes can move faster on freeways than cars at rush hour and that the cyclist might in fact be safer there than on the surface streets.  By providing one continuous shot, the viewer sees the rider spend quite a bit more time passing cars than vice versa.

For the record, if any freeway riders are reading this, is it "Crimanimalz" or "Crimanimals?"

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