Just Drive
January 25th, 2010

Posted by Matt

So the video’s up, and can be viewed right here: Just Drive

I’d like to claim that no bicycles were harmed in the making of this video, but sadly, that is not the case. You see, the cycle we ride through the middle of this video was, in fact, the understudy of the bike we had planned to use.

The original was my road bike – the one I use to get to work sometimes. It’s not much to look at, being a hand-me-down 12-speed that I got for free, but it’s a dear friend. Before we began the bike scene, we practiced a little bit, just to make sure it would work and would look ok. Look ok, it did. Work, it did not. The first time I put foot to pedal, with Ben sitting on the back, the bike began to roll, and then lurched to a halt. The weight of two riders was too much for the bike to bear, and the rear rim bent completely out of shape. Naturally, this greivous injury precluded my bikes participation in the video, so I trotted off to grab my mountain bike as an alternative.

All in all, though, beteen the cop hats and the 70$ I had to spend on a new rim for my bike, I think this may have been one of our higher-budget videos. :p

Damaged bike aside, this was a really fun shoot. We may have some pictures, but I don’t presently have access to them. If we do, I’ll add them to this post later this afternoon.


6 Comments »

  1. Ah.. Poor bike, we barely knew y– Wait, Ben? Wasn’t Ben in the car, which he got out of and went somewhere ’til the stinger? Paul got you onto the bike, no..?

    Comment by Hileict — January 25, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

  2. during shooting, yes. but not when the bike actually broke.

    Comment by Matt — January 25, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

  3. so would that take your budget up to about 90$?
    dang that is a lot of pocket change

    Comment by Bree — January 25, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  4. I thought you guys would end up going in another direction with it, but I’m glad you didn’t. The continued absurdity made it p funny.

    You should really wear a seat belt though, Matt.

    Comment by Bananafish — January 25, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  5. I’m really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really glad that preview pic wasn’t in the video.

    Comment by Dash — January 26, 2010 @ 12:19 am

  6. Amen.

    Comment by ThrashJazzAssassin — January 26, 2010 @ 10:43 am

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