OK, well not quite a stag party. But I did take a photo of a stag in Ashton Court. The focus isn’t perfect, because the grass in the foreground seemed to throw the autofocus. I guess it just proves their camouflage is effective 🙂 In other wildlife-related news, we saw a worm.Read more "Stag party"
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 […]Read more "A crazy idea"
You might wonder what there is to discuss about bike lights. But in my several years as an urban commuter cyclist, and with my fascination for toys such as bike lights, I’ve made some observations which might prove useful to other cyclists. What you need Before you go out and buy a light, decide what […]Read more "Guidance for cyclists on bike lights"
Anyone who has cycled around a city before will not be surprised by the findings of this research. Pedestrians are probably the most dangerous element of my daily commute through central Bristol. They may be lighter than cars, but they stop more suddenly and change direction more unpredictably. On a regular basis, pedestrians who have […]Read more "Mobile phone users cannot walk in straight lines"
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 […]Read more "Building a bottle battery"
Over the years I’ve had a number of cycle computers. Most have been Cat Eye, although some haven’t. It’s clear to me that Cat Eye make the best cycle computers – both in ease of use and in build quality (which is rather important when it will be subjected to rain, sun, vibration, heat and […]Read more "Review: Cat Eye Strada Cadence"
Today my new bike lights arrived – a pair of RSP Asteri 2 LED lights. The manufacturer’s website has hardly any details and reviews of these lights are scarce, so it is practically my duty to write this review, for the benefit of anyone else who is considering buying them. Also note that the pictures […]Read more "Review: RSP Asteri 2 LED bike lights"