Vincent Ribeiro is a passionate cyclist, videographer and blogger from New York. We first spotted Vincent in a moving cycling video called “First Crack” that we immediately fell in love with. We caught up to find out how the idea was born, the joy of cycling and the most inspiring of two wheel journeys.
H: What is it about cycling you like so much?
V: Cycling can be as pure and simple as being outside, with your senses constantly stimulated, all while getting you from point A to point B – if we expand on that – some people choose to commute by bike, some people race, some people tour, and some people are mechanics (or as I like to call them – artists). I find myself connected to all of these beautiful qualities of cycling, mostly because all of the concepts of cycling are 100% in tune with my beliefs in a healthier person and a healthier world. What I like – or love – about cycling so much is that you’re given the engine for free when you hop on a bike, it can be a top end custom bicycle or a mass produced frame that doesn’t even fit you, but the engine is always there – your heart. If you work hard on the bike, you’ll notice improvements in your fitness levels that go beyond the standard fitness crazes in this social media driven world – the muscle definition and image culture – instead, its about being able to breathe correctly and find a perfect place, that sweet spot, where you are suffering just as much as you are enjoying the ride, which is a way of helping you push your systems to work harder and harder to achieve a deeper connection with yourself. And bigger than whatever you feel as an individual on the bike, is that the act of traveling by bicycle is environmental friendly/low carbon foot print, which is something we should all be attempting to work together to make a difference, whether its recycling or eating less meat, or simply put, dusting that old bike out of the garage before you go to the grocery store instead of taking the car, every little thing counts.