A letter to Top Gear

The result of an idle thought. Dear Top Gear, I’m trying to imagine how a car would handle if mounted on bicycle wheels. I wager that some sturdy mountain bike wheels would take the weight of a light car, and that it could probably be driven forward. I bet the spokes would disintegrate as soon […]

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A crazy idea

As I cycled to work this morning, I had a crazy idea. It’s just daydreaming and will probably never happen, but it’s fun to think about. I’ve already posted this idea to the linux-audio-user mailing list in case anyone there has any insights on synthesising/sampling engine sounds. I want to measure how fast I’m turning […]

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Building a bottle battery

If you read my blog, you’ll have seen my recent review of my RSP Asteri 2 bike lights. I talked about making a bottle battery, and now I have. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos after the first couple of steps but never mind. What you’ll need I used the following parts, but you can […]

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Tunnel vision

This week in Stu’s Tuesday Challenge we were asked to set a self-timer of 10 seconds, press the button, and get as far as from the camera as possible. This is me riding my bike through the 1/3-mile long Staple Hill tunnel on the Bristol-Bath railway path. It took quite a few attempts to get […]

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Out of the frame

The subject is missing from this shot. What is it? “This week, the subject is absent from the frame. This could be for various reasons – location: your subject is present but off to one side of the frame; temporal: your subject was present but has now gone.”

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