Fifty no-handed bike moves

“Golden Tree” by Martin Brooks from Ninian Doff on Vimeo.

A part of me sincerely believes that my life will be an utter failure if I never learn how to ride my bike without using my hands. I’ve practiced on and off since my youth, but fear of crashing and ruining my beautiful face overtakes the urge to ride sans hands. When I ride my bike up and down the West Side bike path in Manhattan, I burn with jealousy at my fellow New Yorkers who flaunt their no-hands bike riding ability.

And this music video for Martin Brooks’ “Golden Tree,” created and directed by Ninian Doff, just rubs it right in my face. It stars a group of riders, including one Ryan Gosling lookalike (that dude is everywhere lately, right?), demonstrating fifty no-hand bike riding movements: my favorites are the “MGM Lion” and the “No Big Deal.”