Gladiator Russell Crowe takes the lane where he cycles, whether in Hollywood as shown below or around his home in Sydney, Australia.
When Sydney Confidential gossip columnist Annette Sharp wrote "unkind things about people smoke fags and ride pushies," Crowe challenged Sharp to a 12 mile bike ride around Sydney.
Sharp rode remarkably well for somebody doing her first bike ride, especially one that long. View the Gladiator vs Gossip Columnist video here. I couldn't tell what Russel was riding - it looked like something older and he has lights mounted on his bike like a true transportational cyclist -- but it appears Sharp was comped a nice full suspension Cannondale.
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Crowe rides a very nice top of the line off road Scott. . It was not the gossip writer/rider's first bike ride. But she admitted she didn't ride much, unlike the movie star, who rides for fun and fitness wherever he is, going shopping, to meetings, joining friends for breakfast or lunch. Also, the out of shape paparazzi who follow around celebrities can't keep up.
The whole ride was a PR stunt after the gossipy column inspired Crowe to the challenge, but sort of a win/win thing, all in good humor.
...you bet yer ass he does...anywhere, anytime he rides...
...& were mr crowe to walk out & find you trying to drill out the lock in order to steal his bike, i do believe mr crowe would handle the situation quite like that recently viewed video that made the rounds...