You Can Call Me Joe -- A Joe V Blog
Joe V

Hi, I’m Joe V. The V is for Vadeboncoeur, but no one ever really calls me that (except my business card). That card also calls me the Global Director of Product Development, Marketing and Creative Design for Trek Bicycle. Yep, I am sometimes not really sure what all that means either. I do know that I dig bikes, oatmeal, motorcycles, burritos, the weird things I see along the way, my family and my job. I get to travel the world helping make great bikes, so it’s a pretty great gig.

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January 11, 2008


Bill Hertzenberg

I'm sorry, but these guys are crazy and as dangerous to others as they are to themselves. A car reacting out of panic could kill several, and the possibility of death to the rider. I hope people do not think it's cool.

Bill Hertzenberg, Trek 7.5 owner.

Hootie, The Bike Lane Blogster

Hey Bill, Your point is very well taken. I submit it to highlight one aspect of bike culture. Ride safe everybody and thanks for reading!


Cool video, but I've never seen such irresponsible riding in my life. Keep it up, and they'll end up splattered across some intersection, tying up traffic worse than it already is, and doubling the insurance rates of some guy just trying to get to work.


1st: These Messengers are PROFESSIONALS! Crazy? Maybe but they are successful in their work and live to ride another day.

2nd: I ride and work in NYC and riding thru GRIDLOCK traffic should motivate us all to ride more for a healthier SELF and PLANET.

3rd: Accidents happen more often in automobiles than bicycles but they are all that, ACCIDENTS (never intentional). But even a parked automobile is way more dangerous with absent minded drivers and passengers suddenly kicking open doors into a cyclist but we all should be accountable for our actions. Even if you have the right of way, you should still be cautious and look before crossing any intersection because you never know what lunatic (jay walker, auto or bike) will run a light or stop sign and t-bone you.

4th: I personally think they are cool but wish that enforcement were a lot tougher on ALL OF US because you all complain about the insurance premium but still insist on your little bubble of selfish comfort and drive with your cell phones/crackberry/ipods, while reading, blaring music, eating, while under the influence of legal &/or illegal drugs, etc....The cyclist riding at a fraction of your speed should have the preferential treatment since its the better way to go for everyone.

OB ~ Trek 4300

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