If I am talking to a friend and he sends me a video, I see someone in the video doing something. And I want to write my friend about that person. Should I use the present simple or present progressive?

For example, If that person is riding a bike, should I say he rides so fast or he is riding so fast ?

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    He is riding so fast [in the video]. Reminder: Simple present is only for general statements. He rides so fast when he races.
    – Lambie
    Feb 1, 2022 at 18:03

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Both are acceptable. It just depends on what you want to say! “He rides so fast” is a general statement about the person in the video. “He is riding so fast” is a statement about the person’s actions in that specific video.

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