Commuting everyday to and back from work on the bike can get a bit boring, especially when the only noise you hear through the helmet is the sound of the wind and engine. Don’t get me wrong, the outside sounds are very important to keep you alert of the things going on around you, but a little background music would also be nice.
Having recently completed the St John’s Ambulance Providing First Aid course, I thought it would be good to evaluate the First Aid Kits that I have and see if they need sprucing up. Shockingly I discovered that I only had one kit for the home, none for the car or bike. After checking the home kit, which, I believe, is very comprehensive, I went looking for a kit for the car and for the bike.
Thought I’d try my hand at producing a timelapse video, I’ve seen quite a few over the years and really like the city scenes, night sky and nature footage. But, before I go hard-core and setup my Sony SLT-A55 DSLR, tripod and automatic remote trigger, I wanted to do some experimentation and understand the full process involved from capturing the initial photos through to editing and creating the output video.
We’ve booked a long weekend break at a holiday home down south, and planned to drive the 5 hour journey, the family car has just been serviced and we’re all set to go. Flicking through a local car parts and accessories catalog it dawned on me that I don’t carry any extra tools in the car apart from the standard wheel changing kit that came with the car.
In my previous post I listed out items I thought were essential for motorcycle riders, however I felt recently that there were still things missing from this list. I’ve now added a few more bits and pieces to my gear and think I’ve now got a comprehensive set of tools and accessories should the worse happens when out riding.
There is always items you need to have in a vehicle for those just-in-case moments, not for everyday use, but something tucked away. For example, in our family car, we have some umbrellas, a torch, and mobile phone chargers, similarly you’d carry some items which are essential when motorcycling.