Streetfilms had five camera operators covering yesterday’s suspenseful rush hour race between a cyclist, driver and MTA commuter, and they’ve quickly edited together a video of the competition, which takes a bit of inspiration from Mike Figgis’s split-screen movie Time Code, sometimes showing the contestants battling it out simultaneously.

And Streetsblog also points us to today’s New York Sun, which is reporting on a sudden bike shortage at shops around town. Some bike shop owners say business is booming and they can’t keep models like the Jamis hybrid in stock. When Dixon's Bicycle Shop owner tried to order more, the manufacturer told him the shipment would be delayed because of soaring demand – which may have something to do with high gas prices forcing more commuters to get behind the handlebars.