Padded shorts of some form, usually Lycra, worn under some regular shorts. Helmet, gloves, and MTB shoes because I've gone and put spd pedals on the bike.
Everything else is just regular clothes, usually shorts and a tshirt. Maybe a fluro top if (like others) I hit the laundry lottery.
Yup, I ride over the Waima St footbridge (and walk up that killer hill) on the way to work, but cruise down the road on the way home. Dunno why :)
It pretty desperately needs that upgrade, though.
Yup, really looking forward to that, especially the widening of the bridge bits and the tunnel under Patiki.
Oh and the not being inundated by the sea twice a day. That would be good to avoid too.
Carrington road is shambolic. Depending on traffic I either:
- Ride along the footpath to the left and cross the pedestrian crossing (with it's giant "CYCLISTS DISMOUNT" sign that is usually ignored when cycling at walking speed)
- Cross the road then turn back onto the footpath just after the cycleway entrance (there's a little curb crossing specifically for bikes there but it's a stupid-tight u-turn).
Neither is ideal, but hey.
Camera Setup? I'm lucky enough to be doing some software work for GoPro, so we have a (literal) handful of their cameras lying around.
My favourite is of course the top-end Hero 3 Black Edition. They're amazingly small and light, and can shoot 720p at 120fps for my entire commute (45-50mins) no problemo.
I originally set it up for a laugh. Mr 9 and I adore Nitro Circus and stupid stunts, so we filmed some pratfalls on his scooter, then I set up a time-lapse on my commute. After catching a few red-light runners I'm going to make it a permanent fixture.
And just so I'm not always a complainer, here's a sped-up version of my commute home to Te Atatu:
We are so incredibly privileged in Auckland to have the North-West Cycleway. It's a fantastic piece of infrastructure which allows me to relax and not deal with traffic for 90% of my commute.
It's a T2. You're not allowed to make that turn unless you have 2+ people in the car.
It get's enforced occasionally. Maybe once every couple of months, and the cops are always pulling up people when they do.
Yup. I've emailed them.
Yup. Cyclists are so terrible right? Always breaking road rules. Like that Yellow Pages employee (and the red car behind them) illegally using the carpool turning lane too.
Bloody drivers. They deserve every injury they get in a car crash. And they should paint their cars hi-vis.
Same time, same intersection, different wanker:
For the record, I was wearing my fluro-yellow riding shirt both times. For some reason the hi-vis forcefield generator isn't working properly.
Having the bike and controls in view is useful when reviewing footage (seeing braking points etc). Makes for a more interesting video :)