When I got a call from Chris Bruntlett, proposing to do a shoot for Cycle Chic of me as an urban cyclist, well of course I agreed. But I suggested we should also include my husband, Len, since he too is a transportation cyclist and, even more, has had experience as a randonneur, or marathon cyclist. That way it wouldn’t be just me expounding on the politics of cycling and other fun planning stuff.
I needn’t have worried. All that ended up on the digital cutting-room floor. Instead what resulted was a profile of us a couple, on an afternoon jaunt in the West End on a cold day in November. Rather like today.
Getting on your bike in the winter in Vancouver? It’s not that bad, right? Just slap on a tuque, wrap on a giant scarf, and you’re good to go.This November, Vancouver Cycle Chic had the chance to spend the day with Gordon Price, a former member of the Vancouver City Council who lives in the West End. A veteran politician, Gord has always taken an interest in making Vancouver the most liveable city it can be. He and his partner Len Sobo also happen to ride their bikes around a lot, and that caught our attention..So we made a short film about them. What a beautiful city we live in, regardless of the drizzle.
It was great watching Chris, David and the crew put together something that seems so seamless in the end. Those guys are pros. Our thanks for the experience.