Emmys: Meet the Nominee Biking an Hour and a Half to the Red Carpet
This 'Mad Men' writer doesn’t just want to beat traffic
What's an Emmy nominee to do about downtown traffic on awards night Monday? Well, one could limo-pool, depart at 2:30 p.m., or use the valet at a nearby hotel — or hail an Uber or brave freeway gridlock like an average commuter. Then there's Tom Smuts' way: bike it.
The writer, who is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series with the rest of the producers of Mad Men's seventh season, will lead a 15-person bike ride to the awards ceremony. The Television Academy has granted permission for six riders to cycle up to the carpet, a group that will include Smuts' wife,Homeland executive producer and two-time Emmy winner Meredith Stiehm.
The route will run 17 miles from their Santa Monica home to the Nokia Theater in about an hour and a half, Smuts says, and forget the spandex — he will arrive in bike-friendly evening attire (pictured) by Rapha.
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