Russell Crowe Out-Bikes Photographers

As someone who takes long bike rides in NYC almost daily (as soon as I post this item I’m going to hop on and pedal 12 miles), I was pleased to learn that Russell Crowe does, too. But his rides are apparently more crowded than mine: Crowe left his Tribeca hotel on Tuesday morning for what he assumed would be a leisurely bike ride to the set of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” movie. Crowe was shocked by what awaited him. On Twitter he said:

11.6km bike ride to work,meditative peace of the morning ritual decimated by paparrazi…on bicycles… Only in NY folks…

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) October 23, 2012

Apparently Russell has got moves like (former) seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong because the actor led the pap on quite the chase through the streets of New York.

In a tweet Russell swears he “upped the speed, did the 11.6km in 30 mins, [and] only one pap stayed on pace.” Crowe congratulated him.

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