Whatever it was, Adam Greenfield of San Francisco made a resolution at a party on Dec. 31, 2008: He would not drive, or ride, in an automobile for all of 2009.Read more in the SF Chronicle: "A year without getting into a car." See also Adam's blog: The Gubbins Experiment.
People either applaud him or tell him he's crazy.
"I know this is impractical for people who have to get three kids to three different schools before work starts at 9 a.m. - but I just want to get people talking and thinking," he said.
While YouTube assuredly played a role in elevating MacAskill from a $9-an-hour bike mechanic to a (potentially) six-figure international icon, crediting YouTube for his transformation is like crediting photography for making Marilyn Monroe famous. The images were important. But a lot more was going on.More at Bike Intelligencer: How Danny MacAskill got famous.
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