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Old 05-09-09, 05:04 PM   #1
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VIDEO - My Bikes-At-Work trailer at work in New Orleans

Stick around after the credits for the blooper.

Here is the desctiption from Vimeo:

I used my Bikes At Work trailer to help my local bike shop move their rental fleet back to their warehouse after Jazz Fest ended. It was a knockout beautiful day with a brilliant blue sky, puffy clouds and a nice breeze.

I could load, haul, unload three bikes in 20 minutes - about the same time it would take in a truck but without the parking hassle (or burning a bunch of gas).

My wingmen in the video are trained killers (US Military). In New Orleans thugs will punch you in the throat to take ONE bike and I am in possession of FOUR and moving slow. Not a great idea to travel solo to a deserted warehouse area by oneself.

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Nice. I particularly like the editing.
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Fun video. I grew up just outside of New Orleans, Old Metairie, and biked to the Lakefront all the time. One summer I had a job across from Xavier University, can't remember the street name this was over 30 years ago, tried riding my bike to work and a kid on a bike rode up and told me " a white girl shouldn't be riding a bike in this neighborhood". Took his advice. Still love the city and am grateful for growing up there. I think I was an adult before I realized the whole world didn't get out of school or off of work for Mardi Gras.
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Great job...I loved the bit with the camera mounted on the trailer. Nice touch. Also a great shot of the guy in the black fedora skitching on your trailer.
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Great job...I loved the bit with the camera mounted on the trailer. Nice touch. Also a great shot of the guy in the black fedora skitching on your trailer.
The scene with camera mounted on my trailer almost didn't happen. The first attempt started before a bumpy stretch of road and rattled the camera so hard that the video file got corrupted and the micro SD card wouldn't work. I had three more - the first two didn't want to work either. But the last card was good, we made another drop off, then I attached the camera where the street was smooth. I am really glad I persisted. I just about peed my pants when I first viewed that scene on my laptop! The blue sky, trailer wheels turning, palm trees swaying in the breeze. Awesome.
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It's a good thing the camera wasn't on it when it flipped!! And I just noticed Elwood loosing his hat when he rounded that corner. Fabulous...
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And I just noticed Elwood loosing his hat when he rounded that corner. Fabulous...
The wind was howling straight in our face on that stretch. Every time we turned that corner I could feel the wind grab everything with me. When he was skitching the trailer on that stretch I probably looked like I was climbing the Pyrenees. Momentum is everything!
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