Planet of the Timmies
November 28th, 2007 at 9:23 pm ()

I won a bike camera in a raffle, and I tend to have it running on my journeys to and from work. I tend to post anything unusual here.

January 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm ()

He’s probably lucky the guy in front in the BMW wasn’t in a hurry!

December 4th, 2007 at 9:56 pm ()

Today I fell off my bike; taking a corner a little too fast for the conditions, my bike slipped from under me:

As far as I can tell I’m largely fine. I have a big old graze on my right knee and a few other small grazes, but I’m basically okay. I was able to cycle the rest of the way home.

I bet I’ll be sore in the morning!

The bike seems okay, although my little LED light was totalled. I was impressed that the bikecam kept recording especially as it came free from its mount and bounced down the road with me!

November 28th, 2007 at 12:06 pm ()

It was raining on the way home last night. I got a bit damp, but the water effects on the camera lens were a bit spacey:

November 27th, 2007 at 3:01 pm ()

Today as I rode in a driver in a white van decided to overtake me as I approached some stationary traffic. Unfortunately another van was coming in ther other direction and he pulled in before he’d actually gotten past me, forcing me to brake before he hit me.

Why he felt needed to overtake in the first place is a mystery to me as the traffic 30 yards ahead wasn’t moving anyway.

I had a word with him afterwards but he didn’t seem to acknowledge he’d done anything wrong. When I said I’d had to brake to prevent him from hitting me he just said “Well, that’s what your brakes are for”.

November 21st, 2007 at 12:28 pm ()

I had an amusing incident on the way to work; I was just waiting for the light for the bike lane to turn green, when a guy coming the opposite direction got confused and almost drove up the bike lane..:

It was obviously a geniune mistake and he apologised as I went past. I smiled at him. Everybody makes mistakes…!

November 15th, 2007 at 12:05 am ()

I passed these guys on my way home from work:

Just dressed in their pants and shouting or chanting something.

I haven’t the slightest idea what they were up to, but considering the temperature must have only been about 3°C I’m guessing they got chilly pretty quick…

November 10th, 2007 at 10:47 pm ()

I thought I’d attach the camer to the GabeyMobile as we went to the library…:



October 30th, 2007 at 3:13 pm ()

A couple of weeks ago I won a bike camera in a raffle, and I’ve been playing around with it. Today I tried attaching it to the child trailer which I use to drop Gabey off at nursery. In some ways it works a bit better than when I mount it on the handlebars, as being able to see the bike gives it all some context.

It has worked out as a bit of a Tim’s Bum Cam, though.

(It’s sped up by a factor of four…)

October 25th, 2007 at 4:46 pm ()

I tried recording my commute in to work using the bike cam I won in a raffle. Here it is at super-speed:

Sometimes the image flicks or zooms a bit – that’s because I ran a ‘de-shaker’ filter on it to reduce the effects of bumps and wobbles, but it does sometimes cause some odd effects!