Wonder why I picked "20+MPH Commuter" as my tag line?
A bud asked if I would help him test his new helmet mounted camera by riding in front of him through the streets of New Orleans after dark. So I suggested he follow me on part of my commute home through the French Quarter and the edge of the Central Business District. Another fast friend rode with us as well. The danged vid came out really good, especially considering it was his first attempt. 28 meg. Good music too. Starts out relaxed, kicks into high gear as we make the turn onto the very well lit Canal Street complete with Christmas decorated palm trees etc. Great views of New Orleans after dark!
After they have enough of following me, they make a U-turn and play in traffic all over again.
I am wearing a white shirt and a small backpack. This is my REGULAR daily commute (first ten minutes of it anyway). I rode it without regard for the cameraman or my other friend. They both did a great job at keeping up! You will see why I very rarely get passed by a motor vehicle during my daily commute.
And all of you out there that think bikes should behave like cars and obey all of the silly traffic laws will have plenty to gripe about.
For those of you who could not view the video in its original format, it is now up on the cameraman's MySpace video viewer: