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    My WHole Commute (VIDEO)

    I had one of the most uneventful commutes today while running the helmet cam. I was going to just delete it, but after a quick viewing realized that not only was it super smooth, but without traffic distractions I could easily count how many stop signs and red lights I blew.

    So keep an eye on the bottom right corner for the counter as it keeps tally of my offenses and enjoy the relaxing sounds of Buddha Lounge Grooves.

    I sped up the vid during editing x2 so my 16 minute ride would compress down to 8 minutes.

    My whole commute - uncut - from very near my work to City Park which is near my home.
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    Beautiful! What cut from which CD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLW2 View Post
    Beautiful! What cut from which CD?
    Buddha Lounge Grooves CD

    Tumare Darshan - track 11

    www.brisa.com

    email = info@brisa.com
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    Love it. I'd really like to do this on one of my commutes through Atlanta. This would be a great video for those that are forced indoors on a trainner during the winter.

    Joey, I don't know how safe it would be or if it would be allowed but a great video would be the lower 9th ward, now that would be interesting to see.

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    Personal request. On your next video can you please zoom in on some of those beautiful New Orleans ladies you have down there. Thank you very much.
    Last edited by MulliganAl; 04-24-09 at 07:10 AM.
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    I have to laugh that you had to slow down for cyclists... and that you stopped while they ran the stop in front of that motorist. Talk about irony!

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    OMG. I was holding my breath for the entire 8 minutes. That was fun. However if you ever get caught by NOLA's finest you are cooked with that video. Still I loved the video and the CD track was just right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
    ...please zoom in on some of those beautiful New Orleans ladies you have down there.
    According to Joey, most of those are guys!
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    What a nice commute... all fairly low speed streets, with little traffic. You do have that one stretch of what 45MPH street. But so much of it is slow residential or grid streets... with a nice park at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrated View Post
    According to Joey, most of those are guys!
    OK, first make sure they are women then zoom in please.

    I've dated a number of NO women; I must say there are some beautiful beautiful women down there. Interesting mixture of cultures and nationalities.

    NO is the perfect city for this type of video, I donít think there is another city with such a rich, interesting and diverse culture. Itís just a crying shame what happened to that city, I only hope it comes back strong because it a very unique place.
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    Do you record every commute?
    How long is your commute?
    Also what bike are you riding?

    Nice video, relaxing music with sometimes crazy visuals! I too found the bit where you had to slow down for the cyclists quite amusing!

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    wow... Lots of fun - thanks for posting this -

    Care to detail the camera and recording gear ?

    Fritz

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    1:27... Women in dresses... can we set up a meeting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    without traffic distractions I could easily count how many stop signs and red lights I blew.

    So keep an eye on the bottom right corner for the counter as it keeps tally of my offenses and enjoy the relaxing sounds of Buddha Lounge Grooves.


    My whole commute - uncut - from very near my work to City Park which is near my home.
    Biking and fishing? Nice . Lets see who bites.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    I enjoy watching your videos. Thanks!
    Ride safe - Ride fast

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    hey also wondering how far is your commute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
    I've dated . . . NO women
    that's how I read it initially...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MulliganAl View Post
    Joey, I don't know how safe it would be or if it would be allowed but a great video would be the lower 9th ward, now that would be interesting to see....please zoom in on some of those beautiful New Orleans ladies you have down there.
    9th ward is OK. I would take a friend or two for backup but it's not dangerous. Trouble is, most of the interesting stuff is cleaned up. Just miles of "soccer fields" where houses once stood, and the infamous flood wall surrounding it all. But I might investigate closer. Been thinking about it.

    My camera does not zoom. I will buy one that does very soon.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    I have to laugh that you had to slow down for cyclists... and that you stopped while they ran the stop in front of that motorist. Talk about irony!
    I am actually very polite. I waved that taxi on so he would get moving and keep me from stopping. I try to avoid that front bumper zone of cars that have the right of way and a legitimate shot at hitting me.

    Most cyclist in NOLA are just like those two. Heads up their @$$e$ and don't understand the "rules" of engagement downtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrated View Post
    According to Joey, most of those are guys!
    I was going to say that too. A beautiful woman here does not necessarily come equipped with the expected plumbing or standard equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
    Do you record every commute?
    How long is your commute?
    Also what bike are you riding?

    Nice video, relaxing music with sometimes crazy visuals! I too found the bit where you had to slow down for the cyclists quite amusing!
    Not every commute gets filmed. And most of the filmed ones I just save pieces and parts.

    That commute is about 5 miles. I could take a more annoying route and cut it to 4 miles.

    I am a roadie at heart. But our streets suck. So I have been hooked on my fairly new (last summer) Long Haul Trucker by Surly. It is basically a fat tired road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
    Most cyclist in NOLA are just like those two. Heads up their @$$e$ and don't understand the "rules" of engagement downtown.
    Also known as the "JoeyBike ME, ME, ME laws".

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    Hey, those look like Electra fenders. I thought I saw that paint pattern in another of your videos.

    Can you tell us what you use to record? Is it a VholdR? What camera are you looking at that has zoom?

    Thanks for sharing your ride.
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    You're videos are always well done and interesting to watch, even if I do cringe at times when you look like you could get hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOnBike View Post
    Hey, those look like Electra fenders. I thought I saw that paint pattern in another of your videos.
    Yup. Electra fenders for 26" tires. Maybe a Townie. The bike that I had for 20 years that I replaced with the LHT had a custom paint job on the frame of overlapping ferns. It was awesome but I don't want to paint a new bike, so I just added the hibiscus pattern fenders.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOnBike View Post
    Can you tell us what you use to record? Is it a VholdR? What camera are you looking at that has zoom?
    Here is the link to my setup. I will be purchasing a basic hand-held video camera with a ton of zoom. I hope to film some of my buds, and strangers too, from some high-rise windows or rooftops. Plus, I can get a little more creative with a camera that has a monitor built in. My helmet cam is tiny but I can't see what I am filming in the camera at the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOnBike View Post
    Thanks for sharing your ride.
    I am happy that people enjoy them. The new camera should really expand my capabilities. There is only so much lane splitting that even I can watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Also known as the "JoeyBike ME, ME, ME laws".
    More like the "US, US, US laws". By far, I am not the only cyclist in NOLA to employ scofflaw tactics.
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