Two months ago I showed you the new cycle route alongside the new Máximakanaal. I shot the video on the very first Sunday it was open and that gave a distorted look of how busy it would be. There were many more people walking than there would usually be. It was also very barren alongside the cycleway. Nothing grew yet. That’s why I would like to show you the path again. It is now completely green and there is a lot more space with a traffic volume that is much more normal.
Video ride at normal speed
Video ride sped up at 300%
And there’s more. The path on the other side of the canal has also been opened. That path will stay only semi-paved with a gravel surface. Since that had only opened days before I filmed that is now the path where nature has to grow. I may have to film it again in a month or two. But since it is certainly no punishment to cycle there, I just might.
Video ride in the Kanaalpark alongside Máximakanaal (real time)
Another reason to film the ride again would be to have a better video. As you can see, dirt has crept into my lens again. There is a piece of dirt in the left upper corner in most of my recent videos. Especially if the sun is more in the picture. Using the camera on a daily basis for 2 years is apparently demanding. What’s worse though is that the image stabilizer has gone mad. The sideways shakes (especially in the last video) that you see are not because my hand moved, but because the camera is broken. The image stabilizer has a mind of its own. You could see it in more of my videos lately. Sometimes I couldn’t use half of my footage because of all the strange moves. At 10:40 in the first video you can see the image suddenly gets zoomed out and there is a lot of shaking. That wasn’t me. That was just the camera going crazy. The above videos were really a test to see if the camera was still all-right. It failed the test, so it has already been replaced. Better quality videos to come!