Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bike Ride from Near Southside to Downtown – Video

This is where i ride allot. Notice how the cars behave, and the cars parked in the bike lane. Great video Kevin!


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via Fort Worthology by Kevin Buchanan on 9/19/11

Fort Worth Bicycle Ride – Near Southside to Downtown from Kevin Buchanan on Vimeo.

I took the camera out this weekend, mounted it to the front of my bicycle, and shot some video of a ride from the Near Southside to Downtown via Magnolia, South Main, Vickery, Jennings, Throckmorton, 3rd, and Houston. Here's the result, compressed into 2 1/2 minutes and accompanied by music from Britt Robisheaux.

A few notes:

  1. There's a couple of gaps due to a recording length limitation + having to re-set the video rig. Didn't perform too bad for its first time out, though.

  2. The city really needs to re-pave a lot of roads in the Near Southside. The jittery jumpiness is usually because a lot of these roads resemble the surface of the Moon. There are potholes and cracks in some of the bike lanes bigger than, well, a bike.

  3. Fort Worthians aren't yet totally good about not parking in the bike lane, as seen in a couple of places in the video (particularly bad by St. Mary on Magnolia just east of Hemphill, despite the presence of several "no parking" signs and, uh, a police station across the street).

Anyway, here it is. Thought it might be fun to put this up to go along with bike ride videos from other cities.

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