Anything for the story… Even riding a bike

Getting on a bike isn’t exactly doing ANYTHING for a story.

It’s not hard to strap on a helmet and peddle, but it wasn’t a way of story telling I first considered when I was assigned to do a reaction story about Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong was in the news Monday after an international body stripped him of his Tour de France titles.

My initial thoughts was just to interview a competitive cyclist. But then the suggestion came from our noon editorial meeting, to do some interviews on a bike, and while riding.

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Yep, I was bit intimidated. And I questioned how could this work realistically. But we gave it a try.

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We strapped a GoPro to my bike and Jacob, the camera-op, followed close by in a car.

It offered a different perspective for a story that could of just been a bunch of boring streeters at a bike shop.

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