Tiananmen Ride

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while: Stick my phone in my shirt pocket and let it record while I ride a bike through Beijing traffic.

This is from my apartment in Chaoyangmen to Tiananmen Square. The first part is sped up for expediency and then I put things to normal speed for the Tiananmen area. Admittedly, not the most riveting footage ever taken (and not great shots of the Tiananmen sites but I hear there might be a few out there already if you’re really interested in that!) But if you’re curious what life is like around here and what it’s like to ride one of China’s famed shared bikes, you might like it.

And while I’m at it, why not set an American’s ride through Beijing to Latin music? And then some downtempo chill. Music credits: Una Mas Trio — “Que Pasara” (feat. Eduardo Flores); Boozoo Bajou — “YMA”