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Fixed Bike, Biking and Photography -- Pics and Two Questions!

 
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Jun 12, 2011 23:55 |  #31

Well, my "little" list is growing!

I guess I'll have to make my own thread a favorite:)!

The back rack and bags do sound cool! Short of a major tumble I'd guess they will be the way to go!

And yeah, night riding is off-limits until I get that part worked out -- I had to tell my 18-year-old grandson that just less than 2 hours ago. He's the kind who wears all dark/black clothes on top of it. I know there have been times I've been driving down a dark road at night and there are some cyclists who are pretty lucky that I caught enough of a glimpse with the not-always-adequate headlights to be able to avoid them.


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Jun 13, 2011 00:04 |  #32

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Helmet cam!!

rofl :lol:


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Jun 13, 2011 00:16 |  #33

I'll have to get one before I take my first tumble:)!


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Jun 13, 2011 17:27 |  #34

Well, I think I'm going to take a little run in my "new" fixed bike here in a bit. I'll go on a pretty healthy loop that will take me by the nearby transit center (say hi to the buses) and then a couple park areas.

I've decided to wear that backpack, but with a light load -- just my 5D and the 24-105. I want to see how it handles, it will give me a chance to take some random pictures, and the pack if very well padded to that even if something nasty happens the gear should be OK.

Wish me a good time -- this'll be my first "real" outing:)!


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Jun 13, 2011 17:46 |  #35

bikes have disk brakes nowadays.


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Jun 13, 2011 20:34 |  #36

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bikes have disk brakes nowadays.

Ah well, this bike is 20 years old, and all in all functions well!

I'm back from the ride, processing photos now!


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Jun 13, 2011 20:37 |  #37

tonylong wrote in post #12582554 (external link)
And the last pic, to give you an idea of scale, is the inside with my 1D3 with the 100-400 lens and the 1.4x TC attached, and to the side is my 16-35:

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And where is your POTN neck strap? :confused:


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Jun 13, 2011 20:47 |  #38

I'm in a similar situation but what I think I am going to do is buy some kind of rack and for the front and back of the bike to put my gear in.


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Jun 13, 2011 21:46 |  #39

Belmondo wrote in post #12588499 (external link)
And where is your POTN neck strap? :confused:

The dog ate it. ;):eek:




  
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Jun 13, 2011 23:46 |  #40

Belmondo wrote in post #12588499 (external link)
And where is your POTN neck strap? :confused:

jdizzle wrote in post #12588905 (external link)
The dog ate it. ;):eek:

Heh! Yeah, that's the ticket, honest:)!

enrigonz wrote in post #12588570 (external link)
I'm in a similar situation but what I think I am going to do is buy some kind of rack and for the front and back of the bike to put my gear in.

Eventually I probably will...but at least for now I can get out with a camera:)!


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Jun 13, 2011 23:53 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #41

It would seem to me that maybe you could use the bike itself as a tripod by wrapping a Gorillapod around the handlebars. It would certainly work as well as a monopod, and possibly better, and it would be a lot less to carry around. I'd use a cable shutter release, and it would be pretty stable, especially if you don't handhold the camera.

Hmmmmmm. Getting ideas of my own.


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Jun 14, 2011 00:00 |  #42

And, speaking of getting out with a camera, here are a few shots from today's bike ride!!

My first stop was the transit center. Those familiar with my recent exciting life know that my wrecked car has left me dependent on the bike and then the local transit. The system here sucks, but in the past week I've tried to get familiar enough with it to get around, so this stop let me get needed schedules and stuff.

A coupe angles on a nice sunny day:

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Now, if I say the ride there was pretty "easy", that should raise some red flags to bike riders used to riding in "terrain" -- especially since this town is in a river valley where there is a slow but steady slope down to the river, and I'm relatively close to the river.

It was OK to my next stop, a few upward slopes but not to bad, but this little neighborhood park was there and I decided to grab a couple shots:

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But, to my dismay it was all uphill from there -- maybe only half a mile or so, I don't know, but I exhausted myself and then resorted to walking the bike a couple of times after virtually collapsing.

No pictures of that part! Maybe if I had one of the helmet cams:)?

Eventually I really do hope to get in shape for this stuff!

Oh, and tomorrow my friend is planning on coming over with some brake pads, and maybe, just maybe my cranky brake noises will go away!!!

Hmm...should I celebrate with a POTN strap:)?

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Jun 14, 2011 00:03 |  #43

Belmondo wrote in post #12589544 (external link)
It would seem to me that maybe you could use the bike itself as a tripod by wrapping a Gorillapod around the handlebars. It would certainly work as well as a monopod, and possibly better, and it would be a lot less to carry around. I'd use a cable shutter release, and it would be pretty stable, especially if you don't handhold the camera.

Hmmmmmm. Getting ideas of my own.

Cool, more ideas!

I really don't want to be in la-la land about "making lemonade out of lemons" -- sucky things happen and I'm not one to just say "oh lah lah lah" and hide my eyes and plug my ears.

But it can be cool to get some inspiration from friends near and far that can help one to rise above adversity a bit!


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Jun 14, 2011 01:27 |  #44

Tony with all your bike ridin buddies in the other thread, you would think that the " ride and take pics theme " just might take off

Omar bought a new S95 for his rides and Nicky just bought a bike maybe they'll contribute :cool:

helmet cam FTW! :lol:


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Jun 14, 2011 01:58 |  #45

Yeah, that would be a cool thing for a bunch of us to collaborate on!

I should say that SkyGod44 (Simon) started a thread a while back on walking or biking at least a mile and taking photos:

https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=save+​the+planet

But when we are talking about really targeting biking photography, well, it can be interesting getting into all this!


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