As a gift to all of you who made the launch of the Tech Husband site a huge success over the past few weeks, I’d like to share something that should give you a bit of a laugh…at my expense.
During the creation of the video on my homepage, I originally used a different set, and a different premise to make a point about web technology.
I later decided that I didn’t like how the set looked in the finished video, so we ended up reshooting it with a different set, but something funny happened during the shoot of the first version.
Since I love cycling, I decided to use a bicycle as a metaphor for building and using web technology, and I thought it would be interesting if I were actually riding a bike while making the point.
So I suited up and put the bike on my rollers, which are a type of indoor trainer that cyclists use when the weather is not so good. It allows you to ride your bike inside while closely mimicking the feel of riding on the road.
When you ride a bike on rollers, both wheels are on the bike and spinning…and there’s nothing holding you up. You have to focus pretty intensely to stay balanced and keep your wheels on the rollers. It’s not the easiest thing to do under normal conditions, and I found out the hard way that riding a bike on rollers while staring at a video camera trying to deliver lines is even harder.
If you lose your focus, well…watch the short video above and see what happens…