Ride Time

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/3000 sec, ISO32
“Kiki” Cedar Park, 2023

I recently got an Insta360 X3 camera and went out for a ride with Kiki today to get some footage. I tried out different camera angles, and wanted to make a little video, but my GoPro footage was no bueno. I had the camera set too low… Oh well. But I did learn a lot about mounting the camera in different locations. And of course the riding is always fun. 😄

Ready for Another Year

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1400 sec, ISO32
“Annual Inspection” Cedar Park, 2023

I got Kiki inspected at the local mechanic today. They are so fast, and a few of the technicians also ride, so it’s fun to chat with them. Motorcycle inspections are only US $7 here in Texas. I don’t know how much they are in other states, but it can’t be much cheaper, right?

Anyways, I bought some motor oil and a filter so I will do an oil change soon. I love my motorbike so much, but I know there’ll come a day when we’ll have to part ways. But for now, let’s enjoy riding together!

Sunday Ride

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1700 sec, ISO32
“Sunday Ride” Cedar Park, 2023

Today I went for a nice ride around town with Kiki, my motorbike. I didn’t bring my GoPros so I was just focused on riding and having a good time. I rode over to downtown Austin, then took Lamar Blvd north all the way to Parmer and then back home. The beautiful weather made it a perfect day to be out with Kiki!

Chilly Saturday Ride with Kiki

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1500 sec, ISO32
“Chilly Ride” Georgetown, 2023

I went for a long ride this morning with Kiki, my BMW motorbike. We went north on Ronald Reagan Blvd, which used to be very empty several years ago, but is now crowded because there are so many new houses in the area. It’s really sad!

But even with more traffic, the ride was fun! When I got home, I was pretty cold though, so a nice hot bowl of instant ramen hit the spot.

New Camera Angles on the Motorcycle

I was inspired by Youtuber Seaman / Japanese Moto Girl’s videos to try out a couple of new camera angles. For my previous videos I used the chin-mount, but I think I now prefer the chest-mount. I just need to angle it up a bit more (as you can see in the video). I also put the GoPro on the handlebars for the selfie view, which I also like. But since I only have one GoPro, it’s not convenient to switch out the one camera to different mounting locations.

I guess if I ever get serious about making more motorcycling videos, I can get another GoPro, but for now, I’ll be satisfied with knowing it can be done.

Enjoy the video!