The first clip shows a guy on a bike jumping a red light, but if he’d been on the pavement he’d have been legal to do so because it’s a shared cycle path. I’ve often thought of this myself, especially at daft O’clock in the morning, but I consider myself a road user so stick to the road, and the rules that apply.
There were a lot of clippable incidents in the first few days. Thankfully things got a bit quieter or this could have been an hour long 😉
Technical info: Kdenlive won’t use the composite effect over a frozen clip, but I’ve found if you create a blank title clip you can use the composite effect over that and the result is the same. Kdenlive has its quirks and bugs but for a free video editor I’ve still yet to find something that is comparable for my uses!
What started as a quiet video ended up at over 10 minutes! Road users complain about cyclists… well there are more motorised road users who just completely ignore Rule 167 of the Highway Code than cyclists who jump red lights, and all down to impatience.
Relevant parts of Rule 167:
DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example
approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road
where the road narrows
stay behind if you are following a cyclist approaching a roundabout or junction, and you intend to turn left
The last one listed here in particular is smashed almost every time I go out!
The last clip of this video is almost a minute on its own, but what a catalogue of cockwombles that contains!
Anyway, you don’t want to read, you want to watch so here are some embeds!
New vlog post below. Now I don’t normally blog about vlogs, they look after themselves, but this one is slightly different because I hit a target I never thought I’d hit. Twitch Affiliate!
I’ll keep saying this, I’m not in it for the money, but if I do get anything I’ll plough it back into the channel. I cannot promise or set any schedules due to shift work, and I’m not about to give up a well paid and very secure job!
Anyway, here’s the vlog on YouTube and LBRY. Watch via your preferred streaming platform, or not at all, it’s your choice 😉
It starts and ends with a Ninja, red light jumpers (as always), impatience (also as always), some very dangerous and to me aggressive behaviour, lead footers, indecision and even a UFO!
The hot weather really did seem to bring out some very bad driving. It wasn’t just me who noticed this either; I had others mentioning it at work.
One thing I’ll say time and time again, many people on bikes act like twats. This is not an excuse to put them, nor especially those of us who do abide by the road traffic laws, in even more danger just because you don’t like them. What you’re targeting is not an object it’s a living human. Would you just walk up to some random person and threaten them for no reason? Not if you’re a decent human, but being in a car and seeing a bike seems to remove all humanity from some. Don’t be one of those some.
After creating a series of 7 short Twitch streams daily, to vlog my thoughts after early morning shifts and collating them into an omnibus edition for YouTube and LBRY I’ve decided to make more vlogs. Not streamed but more organised than this rambling 😉
I’ve uploaded the omnibus edition to YouTube and LBRY, creating a new channel for the purpose on LBRY. I’m aiming for around 5 minutes per video but this being a compilation over 7 days it 37 minutes long. If you like rambling bollocks, maybe this will be to your taste 😉
Lots of the usual impatience, scooters, a made-up word, people not understanding arrows (more likely just ignoring the fucking things, see: impatience) colour blindness and a higher than average level of courtesy!
Sunday’s home trip was by far the most incidental, but not the most scary, which is the very last clip.
Enough waffling, here’s the video on both YouTube and LBRY.
After a bit of a break I’m back with 7 days worth of clips from my commutes.
There is a lot of impatience in this video. A hell of a lot. Things are returning to normal and people are expecting to move around the same as they have been for the last few months and it’s not happening.
To be honest, the incredible amount of impatience I’m seeing is disheartening. What’s the fucking rush? Slow down, think, stress less, you’ll live longer (and so will I because there’s less chance you’re going to kill me!)
Anyway, you’re not here to see me rambling, you’re here for the video, so on with the show!