The things readers send us via the RideApart Twitter account are usually pretty clever. We have some savvy readers online and since day one at RideApart, I’ve been gobsmacked by the insightful reader comments that populate our site. We’ve been sent story ideas, exchanged thoughts about contest merch, generated donations for causes we care about, and been digitally high-fived when we’ve hit a story out of the park. During those particularly long nights when we are grinding away creating content, (and when Wes and I are usually working on each other’s last nerve), we’ve had some laughs when a kind soul in the Twitterverse sends us something particularly witty. Tonight (as I type this at 12:43 am) was one of those nights…
So, I’m sitting here editing a piece by RA contributor Jacob Moss about why riders should never apologize for taking up a full parking space (yeah…) when I decide to take a break and check our Twitter account. Like usual, we had a bunch of notifications and as I start to thumb through them, one that begins “@RideApart Have you seen this?” catches my eye.
I click the link and find a 9:42 YouTube video by a guy named Marlon in Melbourne Australia. I’m instantly skeptical. Prior to joining the guys at RA, I ran video for large offline/online pubs and if there is one thing I know, it’s that viewers will usually bounce after about 3:00 mark. Still, I tucked in to watch Marlon’s “Honest Review of The Triumph Bonneville.”
I watched the whole thing, and then I watched it again. Then I wrote a comment asking Marlon to contact me. I even looked for him on Twitter. No, I’m not a stalker, but I do want to talk to him about contributing to RideApart.
Watch the video below, be sure to give a thumbs-up to the screen when he gives RA a shout-out at the 1:44 mark, and then if you enjoy it as much as I did, help me get in touch with him. I thank you in advance, and you can thank me in the comments section below after you watch this particularly brilliant video.