How to pick a Goldwing up off the ground after it has been laid down (dropped)
Daily Ride – Un dimanche à Paris 11 – GoPro Hero 2
Take a ride through Paris … nice way to spend 5 minutes 23 seconds
Premier test brut de la GoPro sur le casque, pas très discret 🙂 belles images en mouvement mais prise de son en plein vent. A diffuser au ralenti avec une belle musique d’ambiance.
Daily Ride – Balade Goldwing à Paris – La Défense
Through Paris on the back of a moto taxi – this is a great one, and it really puts me back in the mood to get back to Paris
Daily Ride – Taxi moto parisien
Looks familiar – like how things were when I took my ride, almost a year ago…
Daily Ride – Mototaxi em paris
Through Paris on the back of a moto taxi
Daily Ride – “Toutes en Moto” Paris parcours, flash mob, discours Anne Hidalgo, 2013
Pour la 4ème année de Toutes en Moto, dimanche 10 mars 2013, il y avait 1000 motardes soit environ 1500 participants, venus célébrer la Journée Internationale des droits des femmes.
Pendant que le cortège de toutes les Motardes parcourt la capitale, on peut entendre le discours d’Anne Hidalgo prononcé un discours devant l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris.
Un grand merci à la centaine de motardes et de motards de la FFMC présents pour la gestion de la sécurité .
How it all began…
From the book Zen and the Art of Moto Taxi Survival:
When I stepped out into the blinding glare of a Roissy morning, little did I know I’d feel like a different person, by the time I got to my hotel. I was a senior web manager with one of Europe’s top technology companies, overseeing a team of 20+ associates, running projects that spanned the enterprise in 25 countries on 5 continents worldwide. When I wasn’t on conference calls with Japan, China, Korea, or Singapore, I was coordinating marketing activities with colleagues throughout Europe, Latin America, and ANZ. I was on-call pretty much 24/7, my days often started around 4:30 a.m., and the action could keep coming till around 10:00 p.m. A 40-hour work week was a nice thought, usually reserved for lulls when my European colleagues were on vacation for the month of August. That dreary spring day was nowhere near August, and there was work to be done.
I’d flown to Charles de Gaulle International Airport on the red-eye, hoping to get a jump on my meeting schedule before my American colleagues arrived the next day. This was my third business trip of the year, and it was barely March. It was also my second trip to the Paris area in less than a month. And another was in the early planning stages.
You might think this was a great thing. Who wouldn’t love going to Paris – let alone three times a year?
Well, I, for one.
Looking back, it seems odd that I would feel the way I did. After working for a global corporation based in Paris, France, for four years, I’ve been stateside since March, 2014. How time flies. And how different my life is now, compared to then.
When I tell my current coworkers about my last job — when I tell current coworkers about my last job, actually — they almost always tell me how envious they are of my past opportunity. The chance to travel, the chance to spend time in Paris… What could be wrong with that?
See, here’s the thing — traveling to Paris for fun and pleasure is a very different experience than traveling there for business. You’re not there to enjoy the cuisine and take long, langorous walks by the Seine. You’re going there for work. And when you’re working in an environment where people normally fly around the world as a matter of course, it doesn’t actually seem like that big a deal. Everybody does it. A lot. It’s just part of your life. It’s just part of your regular day. Talking to people all over the planet and flying to and from to visit them, is just what you do for your work.
Looking back, the contrast between my “grounded” life now, and my life in a global corporate environment seems like night and day. They really are two different things, and “going global” doesn’t come naturally to everyone. I’m one of those people who really took to it. I lived in Europe for several years, back in the late 1980s (before the Berlin Wall came down and East and West reunified throughout Europe), and I’ve been back and forth across the Atlantic a number of times, since then. I actually grew up in a very global village — literally. We had one stoplight in town, just down the block from the little grocery store, but because there was an international agency headquartered there, you could walk down the street and encounter people from anywhere and everywhere in the world.
So, “doing the global thing” came naturally to me.
However, having to haul myself all over creation in back-to-back trips, left something to be desired.
I discuss this a lot more in the book.
Daily Ride – Taxi moto B Line Paris
Ad for moto taxi company – nice production
Daily Ride – LeCab : “Il faut vraiment expliquer que les VTC ne vont pas nuire au marché des taxis”
Benjamin Cardoso, fondateur de la société de VTC LeCab, commente la décision du Conseil d’État qui a suspendu l’exécution d’un décret qui imposait aux VTC d’attendre 15 minutes entre la réservation et la prise en charge d’un client.
Daily Ride – Ken O’Keefe – Paris Motorcycle Taxi Ride
The night ‘Shock & Awe’ began in Iraq spontaneous protests filled the Paris streets. Ken O’Keefe was to be interviewed for a French television program and the crowds made a auto taxi impossible.