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Video: The Man Who Lived on His Bike For 382 Days

By Stephen Lacey on February 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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I love riding my bike. But clearly not as much as Guillaume Blanchet, who “lived” on his bicycle for 382 days in Montreal — cooking food, showering, shaving and reading his email.

Blanchet’s short film, “The Man Who Lived on His Bike,” is a delightful celebration of the bicycle. Perhaps it should mandatory viewing for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, who are now considering legislation that would cut funding for bicycle promotion programs in favor of building more highways?

THE MAN WHO LIVED ON HIS BIKE from Guillaume Blanchet on Vimeo.

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5 Responses to Video: The Man Who Lived on His Bike For 382 Days

  1. fj says:

    Absolutely wonderful!

  2. joyce says:

    How marvelous! What balance he’s got. I’ve an electric assist tadpole trike used for commuting to work, with 2 large panniers to haul stuff. When my neighbor first saw it, he exclaimed “Cool–when you are homeless you can live on it!”

  3. kitty says:

    you made me smile a mile wide.. on a saturday eve in netherlands with snow and low
    temp..outside(yes we love skating how about you??) so it was fun to see you.. on your bike while snow was there too.what a nice dedication to your father. thanks for sharing this delightful story in zipppp!

  4. Kristina says:

    I simply love my bike, I protect it as a child and I am proudly using it to get to work every day even in winter time, but I don’t think I could manage to live on it like this guy! This truly is a wonderful story! This is exactly why we are in need of such courageous people to work on these projects to bring up more serious topics with a smile. I recently watched the YERT movie – three young people “eco” roadtripping across the US, some strong moments there too, I’m telling you.

  5. Randall Parkinson says:

    This story reminds me of the guy who stopped into Iowa City, Iowa, in the early ’80s while riding his bicycle sitting backwards across the United States. I don’t recall the purpose of that ride, but his venture caught my attention at the time. From Iowa City he was heading west and I have always wondered whether he made it across the Rocky Mountains.