I went for a bicycle ride with Rossa this evening and, as usual, had my GoPro recording so I could make a YouTube video. I was stoked because there were so many birds singing on the ride, and there was a beautiful deer in the middle of the road as I a rode by. It was so cool!
But unfortunately, my GoPro had shut off long before and there was no footage. My first thought that it overheated, but it’s never done that after only 10 minutes of recording, and plus the settings I was using weren’t anything more demanding on the processor than normal. Also, in the times when it overheats, it will beep as a warning before shutting down. This time, I didn’t hear any beeps. I can only guess that the GoPro just glitched and shut off.
Anyways, extreme disappointment! But it was still nice to get out and ride. Two wheeled travel is the best. 😀
I took Sophie (my Peugeot bicycle) on an evening ride to get some fresh air and take a photo at my go-to bicycle photo location. It’s just a bridge along the bike path, but I’ve taken many photos of Mango (my Kona bicycle) there, so I needed to get an “official” photo of Sophie.
I think the picture turned out okay, but I am not too keen on the lighting, and also I should move the handlebar bag to the other side. I have some metal cable guides coming in the mail, so I will replace the black velcro straps.
My early-70s Peugeot bicycle is back on the road! I had to replace several parts and tune it up a bit, but I rode several kilometers on the bicycle and it was a lot of fun!
I admit to being nervous at the start, not because of the age of the bicycle nor my skills as a mechanic, but the geometry of the Peugeot is so different than my Kona that the vintage bicycle felt very twitchy and delicate. The general riding position is more aggressive and the handlebars are very narrow so any small movements you make affect the bike greatly. However, after riding for a few kilometers I was used to the bike again and enjoyed that responsiveness.
I still have a fair amount of work to do on the bicycle restoration, but I’m happy that she is road-worthy!
It has been raining a lot the past couple of days, but today the storm paused for a few hours in the afternoon and I went out for a nice bicycle ride on Mango, my 2000 Kona Blast. It’s over 20 years old but it feels so modern as compared to my early 70s Peugeot that I am restoring.
It seems like I haven’t ridden the bicycle for a long time and I was worried that my legs would get tired soon, but I had plenty of energy and was able to power up the small hill near our house in a higher gear without much problem. I was also concerned that my neck would be sore because it has been bothering me for the previous week. I’m happy to say that I didn’t feel any discomfort in my neck. 😀
Also, I bought some new cycling gloves and they felt great! They are a vintage-style mesh fabric and leather style, and I bought them because this is the type of glove I wore when I rode my Peugeot bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles back in the 80s. These new ones have some padding which my old ones lacked so these are a lot more comfortable. In fact, I didn’t even notice them once while riding today which I suppose is a good thing.
Please enjoy the GoPro video I made of my bicycle ride if you have a few minutes. Have a great day!
For today’s portion of the drive home, I got out the GoPro Hero9 Black to record a “TimeWarp” video. I was treated to a little bit of rain and a good variety of clouds which made the drive a little bit more interesting. Please enjoy the video!