New Mudguards

By , 23 July 2005 8:44 am

I’ve seen a few other videoblogs featurng bike rides (a recent one from Chris Nolan.ca springs to mind), so I thought I’d have a go.

This videoblog is a bit longer than my usual, and thus a bit larger at around 12MB, but I think it’s worth it. See what it’s like to cycle around where I live. I show a journey of a little under a mile from near where I live to the nearest cycle shop. (You gotta love google maps!)

I had some practical problems. I recorded the ride by simply holding my little Nisis camera in my left hand while also gripping the handlebar. It jiggles quite a lot, and there is a lot of wind and road noise through the built-in mic (which I turned down a bit in the edit). You can still clearly hear the old bent mudguards scraping against the tyres, though.

How have other people managed effective (and safe) recordings while cycling?

One Response to “New Mudguards”

  1. Frank, thanks for the link. For the windnoise for me, my camera has a feature in the settings to try and minimize it and that seemed to help.

    I have a light like yours which I used @ first and strap the camera to using some bungee cords. I was talking with a friend afterwards about doing something with the tripod mount at the bottom to try and fix up something a bit more secure. We’ll see about that if I’m going to do it again. Oh, and we joked a helmet-cam as well – but I feel selfconscious enough as it is using my camera in public.

    A map of the journey! I knew I forgot something on mine.

    Oh, and did you realize you were riding on the wrong side of the road 😛

    What are those zig-zag lines painted on the road for?

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