Over the Rail Yard and through the Hoods…

November 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm 3 comments

I’ll be posting videos of some of my more frequent routes here from time to time.  My idea is, as it takes nearly no effort at all to mount my Flip camera and record my routes, I might as well upload them.  After some time, this should add up to an interesting city portrait.  Or not.

This first video is from the Midtown/Belvedere section of central Baltimore to Hamilton, a semi-urban/semi-suburban area in the northeast corner of the city.

I compressed a 6+ mile Sunday morning ride down to a little over four minutes, fast forwarded and red-light edited to alleviate some of the boring.  I also erased the sound because nobody wants to hear your wind whistle and squeaky brakes (seriously, cycling uploaders – erase your sound).  I added the hoity-toity classical music, not because I’m some fancy pants lover of baroque concertos, but to let you listen to something while trying my darnedest to not grossly violate copyright.   Of course, I’m violating some orchestra’s copyright, but it isn’t their song so screw ’em.

Oh, and here is a map of the route for context:



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melanie  |  November 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    That was awesome! Lovely fall colors. SO jealous of your Safeway- there are no real grocery stores in Philly.

  • 2. dottie  |  November 21, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Cool. Looks like a pretty route, but with some challenging areas for cyclists. How do you edit your videos? Trisha uses i-something with Mac, but I don’t think I have editing capability on my PC. I hate my PC.

  • 3. dukiebiddle  |  November 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    sorry to both of you for the delayed posting of your comments. Apparently, I have comments set so that they need to be approved. Oh noes. I need to figure out how to fix that.

    Melanie, that Safeway is WAY out in almost-the-burbs, 5 miles from my place. When I first moved to Baltimore about 10 years ago, there were no grocery stores here either. Nothing but the old city markets that were dying due to competition from the suburban grocery stores that everyone in the city had to drive to. Luckily, all the chains have decided to address the urban market. It seems the city is getting more bicycle friendly every day. I have no idears was to where you live, but I have been to a grocery store in Philly pretty darned close to the Rodin museum.

    dottie: Search your hard drive for “Windows Movie Maker” It should be there, and it is pretty easy to use.


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