A RIDE THRU KREAGER PARK


Here is a video I filmed a couple of years ago, but didn’t publish it until just recently. It is a slow ride on some of the trails thru one of our local parks as well as a side trip out the far side of it into a subdivision where there is another trail I rode on before heading back to the park. The video was first produced using YouTube’s video editor. It was the first and only time I have used it. It did some strange things to it. You can see the trees, telephone poles, etc. bending and moving around as well as the sky and grass changing appearance. It was weird. The first musical selection on the video came from YouTube. All the rest I added later using my own video editor software. Anyway, this is a slow ride along some of the trails in Kreager Park. Just to give you some perspective, it is approximately two miles distance around the perimeter of the park. I am sure some of you have no interest in watching a video such as this. It is about 32 minutes long. I was simply riding slowly as I filmed the ride. Hopefully some of you will enjoy it and find it relaxing.

Here is a satellite image of the area:

kreager-park-satelite-image

One of our local bike trails is nearby right across the road running alongside of the river. It is the Maumee Pathway.

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About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, and truthtoponder) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at stevenewbauer at outlook.com

Posted on November 11, 2016, in riding, tadpole trikes, trails, videos and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The reason the periphery is jiggling around like that is because you opted for the image stabilization modification through YouTube. What this does is stabilize the central portion of the image, which is what most folks focus on. The modification achieves the purpose of stabilizing much of the frame, but to do so results in the edges moving around strangely. The more stable the camera was held while filming, the less peripheral distortion occurs. I have experimented with this online YouTube modification, and, while it made one of my videos really funny to watch (Florence Fatboys), it was too weird. It appeared how I might imagine an intoxicated person might perceive the surroundings while pedaling along – inanimate objects swaying around randomly. Anyway, if the image stabilization modification is not chosen, whatever camera movement occurred during filming will appear in the video, but the bizarre peripheral swaying will not be there. It’s a give and take affair to be sure. YouTube lets you see the mod prior to saving it, by doing a split-frame preview, which gives a pretty good idea of what to expect if you click the apply button.