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Videos: Big crashes, Brumotti, Peter Sagan & dog cruelty?

Is taking a dog riding at 75kph in a bucket animal cruelty? + a look at Peter Sagan's life via GoPro & Vittorio Brumotti's Giro antics...

We start today's video round-up asking something of a sombre question. Where do you draw the line between overly affectionate dog ownership and animal cruelty? The first video in today's round-up poses that very question.

Today's inaugural video features a dog in a bucket attached to a bike trailer. We're not ones to judge, but is there a line being crossed here? At what point does it go from affectionately taking your dog everywhere with you to animal cruelty. Perhaps at the 75kph mark.

After that things pick up. we've got a couple of crashes, one comical and one featuring a number of examples of incredible bike handling skills, a look at Peter Sagan's life via GoPro, Vittorio Brumotti and his Giro-themed antics, a Pashley video, and the French football team.

Happy Friday!

 

Dog in bucket going 75kph = cruelty?

It's an ineligant solution to a problem that's troubled dog owners for centuries, how do you bring your little dog along with you on big journeys.

Some opt for baskets, others trailers; this fella's picked a bucket with a head hole in the lid.

Is it animal cruelty yet? The dog doesn't look happy, but does it look hugely distressed?

Travelling at 75kph is risky, and it surely can't have been pleasant for the dog, sure. But is it cruelty becuase of the speed?

We're sure loads of you will be appauled, plenty of us were, but where do we draw the line?

 

Tour of California crash

 

Mid-peloton crash videos have been massively improved now action cameras are so cheap and lightweight that pro riders are carrying them on their bikes in-race.

So much for marginal performance gains, we've got monumental entertainment ones right here.

Belgian cycling team Axeon Hagens Berman's Will Barta nips out of the way of this crash expertly, but we're more impressed with the flexibility shown by the rider who almost gets cleaned out by the rest of the peloton.

 

Another, funnier, ToC crash

We can't quite tell if this is an amateur near the action at the Tour of California, or an unfortunate amateur getting caught up in the blooper reel action.

Either way, it's a pretty spectacular dismount that we're fairly impressed he stuck.

Here's to hoping the bike's okay.

 

Peter Sagan's MTB race prep

Do we reckon Peter Sagan's happier on slim wheels or fat ones? If his wife's reaction in this fascinating insight into Sagan family life is anything to go by, mountain biking makes the world road racing champ happier than anything.

Don't go Peter, we don't know what we'd do here at the road.cc video round-up without your weekly wheely videos!

 

Brumotti goes mad for the Giro x 13

From a maverick professional to a professional maverick; here's Vittorio Brumotti's stage 13 preview of the Giro d'Italia.

As expected it's not your standard preview. Don't expect to see the pros doing any of this stuff.

You can also check out Brumotti's facebook page for the rest of his stage 'previews'.

 

Pashley's Tweed Run coverage

Britain's longest established bicycle manufacturer, and heralded traditional bike bit builders, Pashley took to the streets of London last week for the Tweed Run traditional cycling festival.

As you can see from this video, there was quite the turn out.

Did you make it down? Feel free to share your photos in the comments section below.

 

The Sandpit: love it/hate it

Are you a sandy?

That's someone who likes to ride in sand, for the unintiated.

No, we didn't just make that up.

Riding in sand is hard and, by the sounds of it, it's a love-it or hate-it kind of affair.

Understandably, four-time USA Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers is a love-it kind'a guy.

 

French footballers go for a ride

 

A video posted by Equipe de France de Football (@equipedefrance) on

And finally, the French national football team go for a bike ride.

If you're out of the loop on French football politics there's been an interesting amount of infighting going on over the last 6 years.

Internal World Cup meltdowns, and court cases involving team mates regarding sex tapes and blackmailing have lead us to this moment: using bicycles as a way of brokering some sort of camaraderie.

We think it's a good idea.

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Crashboy | 7 years ago
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I'm "appauled" at the spelling in the article about the dog. indecision

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arowland | 7 years ago
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75 km/h! How did he get to that speed? And kph isn't even a proper abbbreviation. Kilo pico hours. Doesn't make sense.

It is cruelty.

* At speeds like that the dog could get dust or worse in its eyes, especially as it is quite low down.

* There is nothing round the hole in the bucket lid to protect the dog's neck, which could rub raw.

* The dog would be unprotected in an accident.

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pmr | 7 years ago
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A lot of people don't take their dogs out at all, so I think this dog probably has it cushdy in the grand scheme of things. They generally love going for rides, taking in the surroundings and smell of it all. I wouldn't say its very safe, I mean I wouldn't put my dog in it, but then riding round in here is dangerous because of the ignoramus on the roads.
Each to their own, nothing there to suggest he's been cruel to the dog.

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dottigirl replied to pmr | 7 years ago
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pmr wrote:

A lot of people don't take their dogs out at all, so I think this dog probably has it cushdy in the grand scheme of things. They generally love going for rides, taking in the surroundings and smell of it all. I wouldn't say its very safe, I mean I wouldn't put my dog in it, but then riding round in here is dangerous because of the ignoramus on the roads. Each to their own, nothing there to suggest he's been cruel to the dog.

If anyone has any more comfortable looking ideas, please let me know here:

http://road.cc/content/forum/189341-dog-carrier-road-bike

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whobiggs replied to pmr | 7 years ago
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pmr wrote:

nothing there to suggest he's been cruel to the dog.

 

True but it's not exactly looking happy is it?

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Colin Peyresourde | 7 years ago
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Brumotto proving you don't need disc brakes.

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