Monday, June 22, 2009

sunday last ride

On sunday I did the Haywards loop and took in Grays road. This will be my last ride for a wee while. The bike is parked up under cover.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lunch in Martinborough

The rain was clearing and it would be fine in the Wairarapa. I left home at 11.30am with the camera set up on the bike for some video recording of the ride. Arrived at Alan's at noon and Alan was setting up his video camera. This was to be a test of the cameras.

We fueled at Caltex in Rimutaka. The first video clip was from the base of the hill to the top. The road was wet and the top third of the hill was in cloud and misty rain. We stopped at the top to stop the cameras and then headed to Martinborough. Just outside Martinborough I started the camera and ran it until we got to the cafe.

After lunch we headed out the back road to Carterton. I took a few video clips on the way. The camera works okay except for vibration under acceleration which distorts the picture. Here is a video heading back up the hill. Fixing the vibration problem will be a project.

I got home at 4.00pm. The bike odo reads 5417kms.
Some of the clips are up on youtube.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Sunday 8 degree ride

It was cold and once the showers had cleared mid afternoon a ride was on.

The ride was home to Alan's and then over the Wainuiomata hill and out to the coast. I left home at 3.15pm and was back at 5.30pm. Took some videos on the Coast Road.

At last a fine day

I had set up the camera on a techmount in the stem. A short ride around the streets from home indicated it worked okay - better than expected for a point and shoot on video mode.
Video Jville onramp

Early afternoon Alan called by and we did the Heywards hill loop. The camera was run from the start of the motorway at jville until the coffee stop at Pauatahanui. Video around Paramata Road

Good home at 3.30pm. Plan to do the Rimutaka Hill on Sunday after the weather front has passed through.