Meet-up in NYC, new U.P. family video

Gerard Vroomen - 13-Nov-2017
Two pieces of news:



1) I'll be at the Rapha store in Soho, NYC this Thursday, starting at 6:30pm for RCC members and then open to everybody at 7pm. The topic will be  the future of cycling and bikes, from road to gravel roughly. But I can definitely go off-topic with any question you may have. It's not strictly an OPEN event, I'll talk about OPEN and 3T and anything else that may seem appropriate. So if you're in the area, I hope to see you there! To register, please use the Rapha website here.



2) With the arrival of the new U.P., some people have asked for a synopsis of the differences. We have them in the intro text, but for those who absorb information better when it comes to them in a charming Swiss accent, here is a new video of Andy guiding you through the line-up. And for those points Andy forgot, we have written them into the video! (I already know that the first message I see tomorrow morning will be from Andy saying "next time, YOU do it!")



If you have any questions, or would like to see any other videos, please let us know. And I hope to see many of you Thursday in NYC. For those who can't make it on the Thursday, we are working on a second event in the city, so stay tuned.

Comments & Questions

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Please have your second event in California. ProBikeSupply in Newport Beach would be a great place for a post event after ride!
Post #1 of 14. Posted by Russell on 13-Nov-2017 17:04:03 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7185]
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My vote is come home to Toronto and The 11.
Post #2 of 14. Posted by Dan on 13-Nov-2017 17:09:40 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7186]
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That video should be nominated for an Oscar! The acting alone would carry it for the win, but the cinematography was just as good. The ending literally came out of nowhere! Great work guys! ;-)
Post #3 of 14. Posted by Matt on 13-Nov-2017 17:13:54 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7187]
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Hi Matt, here is my coming out... I hate to do videos but as Gerard already mentioned he will make the next one so it will be all good. Not sure if he has time so as he will go on a Meet-UP tour for the next 4 months:-)
Post #8 of 14. Posted by Andy Kessler on 14-Nov-2017 02:49:03 GMT in reply to post #3 [7187<--7192]
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Would love to meet but I’m out of the city that day in Thailand... will look for the next date
Post #4 of 14. Posted by Yursil on 13-Nov-2017 18:43:45 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7188]
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And Rapha in San Francisco. Epic gravel riding 2 miles away and across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Post #5 of 14. Posted by Thomas on 13-Nov-2017 19:52:26 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7189]
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Nice vid, and a classic ending!

I'll vote for having an event in the Denver/Boulder Colorado area at some point! :-)
Post #6 of 14. Posted by Bob Gardner on 13-Nov-2017 21:14:59 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7190]
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Me too !
Post #7 of 14. Posted by Jonathan on 13-Nov-2017 21:28:00 GMT in reply to post #6 [7190<--7191]
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Gerard, I just applied for a patent for my Swiss accent. I am sure I can make more money with it than with our bikes...
Post #9 of 14. Posted by Andy Kessler on 14-Nov-2017 02:53:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7193]
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That's what Roger Federer says
Post #11 of 14. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 14-Nov-2017 09:50:43 GMT in reply to post #9 [7193<--7198]
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Andy, I know from my own experience how difficult it is to make videos. Your're doing very well!
Your accent is a trademark indeed: whenever I sit on the couch watching a new OPEN video my girlfriend has big smile upon her face and asks "is it Openkessi?" :-)
Post #12 of 14. Posted by Felix W. on 15-Nov-2017 03:21:38 GMT in reply to post #9 [7193<--7200]
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Hi Felix, and what you can never see in any video is how difficult is to find a spot where you have no background noise. Marc our videographer and me sometimes get really crazy. You can be on a field in the middle of nowhere thinking background noise is the least problem and then a framer comes with his tractor spreading manure next to you.... we had it all. And of course that happens exactly in the moment when you think now you did well...
Post #13 of 14. Posted by Andy Kessler on 15-Nov-2017 03:35:41 GMT in reply to post #12 [7200<--7201]
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He'd be fantastic in a video explaining a coming apocalypse..
all will be good.. No one will have a spike in bloodpressure.

now if i only can get the shift cable through the chainstay..
Post #14 of 14. Posted by youpmelone on 15-Nov-2017 10:17:19 GMT in reply to post #12 [7200<--7202]
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Looking forward to meeting the genius behind Open and among other things. ????????
Post #10 of 14. Posted by Levi on 14-Nov-2017 07:21:37 GMT in reply to blog [0<--7196]
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