Hurricane Sandy as seen by bike in NYC

As Hurricane Sandy swept across the East Coast and caused billions in damage a few intrepid bikers spent a few hours exploring the flooded Big Apple. The footage is heart wrenching and our hearts and prayers go out to all of those affected.



MG - 10/31/12 - 7:25pm

From the get go I’d immediately regret the decision to ride my bike through all that salt water. Cool video!!
Thoughts and prayers.

Watchtower - 10/31/12 - 9:30pm

Having a bulletproof bike for when the SHTF is not a bad idea.

harrochan - 10/31/12 - 9:30pm

dudes can’t even spell incident

carl - 10/31/12 - 9:48pm

FRAME SAVER to the rescue!

echotraveler - 10/31/12 - 11:04pm

the risk those guys took to make this video was ENORMOUS. Always stay away from flooded areas, always stay sheltered under hurricane conditions. It may look fun, until someone gets hurt.

not cool

Xris - 11/01/12 - 1:22am

I’d be freaked out by being electrocuted or caught in some flooded drainhole. Good footage. RIP valiant bicycles, you were well used.

TeamUnivega - 11/01/12 - 3:47am

Which derailleurs worked best underwater?

dan - 11/01/12 - 7:22am

@teamunivega, hipsters don’t need no deailleurs. Come on now everyone knows that

razmaspaz - 11/01/12 - 9:48am

Fantastic footage. And while I usually shy away from criticizing random people on the Internet, this is monumentally stupid. They were lucky they weren’t killed. This video should at a minimum be shared with a disclaimer.

Echotraveler - 11/01/12 - 9:52am

Ill add: A video that shows how bicycles will help re organize the city is what i crave.

MegO - 11/01/12 - 3:48pm

I bet the guy with the Bently left it there for insurance claims. Car payments sucks yo!

Post a comment:

Comment sections can be a beautiful source of knowledge, conversation and comedy. They can also get pretty ugly, which is why we've updated our Comments Policy. If your comment isn't showing up or suddenly disappears, you might want to check it out.