It’s Your Ride

Boys has bike. Girl has bike. Boy never meets girl. They ride together anyway.

This short film features Alfred Bobe Jr. and Fatimah Durkee. The film spins a visual ballad between the two cyclists experiencing the city in their own unique ways. Both cyclists are city dwellers who amidst the chaos of the concrete jungle have created a private and peaceful psychological space as they traverse the streets. They are both alone and yet they are both very much aware of each others presence. The film speaks to the harmony with one’s environment that can be found while riding a bicycle in a city and the synchronistic connection we can have with those we have not even met.

It’s Your Ride from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

[Edit: I guess there’s a restriction on embedding for this video or it coudl be the general suckballsyness of Internet Explorer. For now it’s just a link. But go look!!!]

I like the shift between boy/girl/boy/girl.  The video as a whole is deee-licious and the song, oh, these bike videos as a rule have simply ace tunes.   I noticed that a lot of the guy’s camera time is filled with trick-riding, whereas the girl’s camera time is filled with shots of her riding all normal and being cute.  Annnd that he assembles his own bike while she has to get hers put together by a bike shop. That’s all gravy; I mean, it is their ride and what they do with it is their prerogative (plus, her ride is not a very trick-friendly ride).  But where those girls at that look cute and trick it up and know how to take care of their bike themselves?

Or better yet, where’s the video with a girl on a bad-ace track bike and a soft, spectacled indie guy on a vintage single-speed? I’ll be waiting for you.

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