So what’s a blogger to do when they just can’t seem to write?
I don’t know…
But I dig through my parts bin and gerry rig a mount to put my video camera on my bike…
And take it for a spin…
(length: 1 minute, Music: Tu M’As Fait Rire byBeauSoleil on the album Gitane Cajun.)
Oy. Same problem I get when I put a camera on my bike – vi-bo-ra-tion. And a sound track is necessary, because the wind noise is beyond belief.
Yeah it is awful quality. Doubt i’ll ever do it again
try some chopin.
yeah yeah, gettin in to dexter.
Actually, I liked the movement it is what it is being on a bicycle – it was apropos (and the tune! who was that?). I want more bike cam and more of that cool music!!! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
The song is Tu M’as Fait Rire by Beausoleil on the album Gitane Cajun.
ooh, bike cam competitions
da na na na na na na na BIKE CAM!
(Okay, it’s possible I need sleep. Or more coffee.)
Still … BIKE CAM! I love it.
I tried attaching mine to my helmet once; that was Not Good, which I think means that I make too many squirrely head motions. Best I ever did was lashing it tight to the outside of a backpack which was in turn lashed into a pannier (an xtracycle, actually). All that fabric and weight tending to soak up a lot of the vibration. I used it to make a 40 minute video of road debris. Attached to the handlebars (like you did) was dead worst for vibration.
I am such a bike wuss. Street riding scares the bejesus out of me–when you pulled up by that van at the beginning and it started to pull out…eeeeeek! I’m lucky to live in a town with an extensive set of bike trails. I can go 30 miles with only brief stints of road riding.
As for the vibration, I feel that I now have some small idea of how Ann Coulter sees the world.
In the same theme, here is a great bike video shot on the streets of NYC.
Scout, I should have asked you this long ago:
have you ever done anything with hooking up an exercycle to a generator? I’m looking at several plans and while I can’t put the power company out of business, I can charge a 12 volt battery and use it to recharge a lot of portable electric devices.
BuggyQ: I don’t know where you live, but if there is a bike advocacy group in your town, contact them and see if they offer Road 1 classes, which are classes to help you get more confident with riding with traffic. Even if you never want to ride on the road, I can really recommend this class because it just gives you more confidence all around.
REI offers a helmet cam–I have thought of getting it to do just what dr2chase has done–show the debris in bike lanes and also the numerous places where people park in bike lanes. I thought it might be less vibrate-y…guess not.
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