A video from Mashable pits two well-known cycling film makers against one another in a race across New York City – Lucas Brunelle on a Cinelli bike, and Casey Neistat driving a McLaren 675LT.
Neistat – best known for his Bike Lane video – concludes that “supercars are awesome but useless in New York City” as he is held up at a succession of red lights on the way from the Williamsburg Bridge over the East River to the Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side.
Brunelle, who has achieved a certain level of notoriety through films focusing on alleycat racing, including one shot in London, isn’t going to let traffic lights get in his way, and even manages a stop for waffles on the way.
See how they got on in the video below.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.