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A fun little video I made to promote cycling...

Old 09-23-10, 09:29 AM
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A fun little video I made to promote cycling...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6Zx-BmhQQ
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Old 09-23-10, 09:38 AM
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i love it.
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Old 09-23-10, 09:44 AM
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Very nice!
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Old 09-23-10, 09:46 AM
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Great video! Trying to tell people in my tourist-trap town- especially on crowded weekends- that their bumper to bumper cages are not appreciated make me an instant enemy who is talking to a brick wall. I wish more people would listen; maybe they will watch this! (sort of like preaching to the choir here though).
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Old 09-25-10, 07:21 PM
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Have you shown your video to the public at large or especailly to non-cycling groups? That would be the real acid test. As countertrike already said, you're preaching to the choir here.

If I wasn't already biking, I would think cycling was way too dangerous based on the first two segements of the video. Although you showed the more pleasant aspect of cycling, it may be coming too late in the video.

However, you're definitely on the right track.
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Old 09-26-10, 12:14 AM
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Enjoyed the video!

I want to buy a contourhd and make some videos, but I am worred my head shakes as much as yours
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Old 09-26-10, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SunnyFlorida View Post
Have you shown your video to the public at large or especailly to non-cycling groups? That would be the real acid test. As countertrike already said, you're preaching to the choir here.

If I wasn't already biking, I would think cycling was way too dangerous based on the first two segements of the video. Although you showed the more pleasant aspect of cycling, it may be coming too late in the video.

However, you're definitely on the right track.
Thanks for the comments !

Well, I wish I (or other riders) had more time and material to put into this sort of project, as I am sure the message could be delivered in more effective and creative ways.

The quality in this home-made quick'n'dirty video clip is not great, I basically recycled some bits and pieces from the ride footage on that particular day. It started as an experiment, and I thought I'd share it with "interested" parties. So yeah, I'm not trying to preach the unconvinced

All the best, Dan

Cheers, Dan
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Old 09-26-10, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe_Mo View Post
Enjoyed the video!

I want to buy a contourhd and make some videos, but I am worred my head shakes as much as yours
My camera is not helmet-mounted: it is simply attached to the frame of my Brompton folding bike, at about 1 meter high (to be precise, it is attached to the handle of the standard Brompton front luggage). The wobbling is due to the lack of image stabilization.

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Old 09-26-10, 07:27 AM
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That was really fun to watch. I like the way music stops at certain moments. Is that the tiny MD80 camera or the keychain camera? The video and the time stamp look very familiar.

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Old 09-26-10, 11:43 AM
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Your message is "ride safe" but you appear to be riding on the wrong side of the street, and riding the wrong way on one-way streets, through most of the video. Most bicycle safety folks would not consider those to be safe riding practices!

What's the deal with that?

PS. I did enjoy watching the video and the music was also nice. I hope that what I interpreted as wrongway riding was just a case of an unclear camera angle.
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Old 09-26-10, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by AdamDZ View Post
Is that the tiny MD80 camera or the keychain camera? The video and the time stamp look very familiar.
Yes, it's the cheap "Mini DVR MD-80" camcorder.
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Old 09-26-10, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
...you appear to be riding on the wrong side of the street...
Maybe the video was taken in the UK?
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Old 09-26-10, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Platy View Post
Maybe the video was taken in the UK?
Maybe
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Cycling is fun



...until you get door-check by a car.
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Old 09-26-10, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jcushing View Post
Cycling is fun



...until you get door-check by a car.

Or until you wipe-out on a manhole cover during a wet autumn shopping trip
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Old 09-26-10, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Platy View Post
Maybe the video was taken in the UK?
Yeah I got that. But it's still not a good idea to ride against the flow of traffic.
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Old 09-26-10, 04:08 PM
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Enjoyed it!
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Old 09-26-10, 07:08 PM
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I like this one. Of course, I like it because I made it. It's been here before.

https://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=52595393
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Yeah I got that. But it's still not a good idea to ride against the flow of traffic.
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you refer to when the traffic is at a standstill in the video ? In that case, there is no "flow of traffic" per say, as it's a gridlock (there is in fact no oncoming traffic at all, so I don't know what you are pointing to). I am just overtaking the lane of cars of my side, whilst securing a good distance between my bicycle and the vehicles (just in case, so I can swerve and avoid potential opening doors, or angry maneuvering cars that could suddenly exit the traffic jam).

Please explain. Cheers, Dan
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Old 09-27-10, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by danoulz View Post
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you refer to when the traffic is at a standstill in the video ? In that case, there is no "flow of traffic" per say, as it's a gridlock (there is in fact no oncoming traffic at all, so I don't know what you are pointing to). I am just overtaking the lane of cars of my side, whilst securing a good distance between my bicycle and the vehicles (just in case, so I can swerve and avoid potential opening doors, or angry maneuvering cars that could suddenly exit the traffic jam).

Please explain. Cheers, Dan
I have been thinking: maybe you are not aware that cars in a typical UK village actually park *on the road*, there is no parking strip in between the walkway and the actual road lane, so cars occupy nearly 2 thirds of the width of the road. Is that what confuses you ?
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Originally Posted by danoulz View Post
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you refer to when the traffic is at a standstill in the video ? In that case, there is no "flow of traffic" per say, as it's a gridlock (there is in fact no oncoming traffic at all, so I don't know what you are pointing to). I am just overtaking the lane of cars of my side, whilst securing a good distance between my bicycle and the vehicles (just in case, so I can swerve and avoid potential opening doors, or angry maneuvering cars that could suddenly exit the traffic jam).

Please explain. Cheers, Dan
It appears to me that in some of the scenes you are riding on a one-way street, contra the flow of cars on the street. Perhaps you are actually on a two-way street that's so narrow that cars must "take turns" moving on it?
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
It appears to me that in some of the scenes you are riding on a one-way street, contra the flow of cars on the street. Perhaps you are actually on a two-way street that's so narrow that cars must "take turns" moving on it?
Yes, it's a regular 2-way road (2 normal-size lanes). It can be a total mess though, because vehicles can park on either side of the road, pretty much on the full stretch expect for the bends. Normally the traffic progresses due to drivers taking a turn each, but it is totally based on good will and personal judgment. Some drivers don't think of stopping to offer incoming traffic a chance to clear their side of the crowded bottleneck, leading to massive gridlocks. Most of the time though, drivers are courteous and used to dealing with this stop/start + slalom strategy

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