Monday, 25 July 2011

Brompton & shoes on 8mm

The short films are of me in my summer Clarks sandals at Willesden Junction station and on the Bakerloo train last week.

I am having a lot of fun with my new iPhone 4 since I upgraded recently. I had the second generation of iPhone that had with a limited focus, no ability to take video and limited zoom. But I was still impressed with the basic phone and simply made the poor photo quality a feature by using the Hipstamatic photo app which create fantastic retro type photos.

I didn’t expect the new iPhone to have a good camera either. I have the phone mainly because I need access to internet and email when I travel. But I have been surprised by the new features and I have been looking at lots of camera apps but my favourite at the moment is 8mm video camera which creates retro 8mm type films.

Now I don’t have to carry my Samsung camera anymore which means a little bit more room in the Brompton pannier.


Leslie said...

Ah, those 1958 tube trains!

Cycling in Heels said...


Amy said...

Hello! I have followed your blog over the past few months and I love it! I got myself a Brompton in May and absolutely adore riding round London on it, zipping around beating the traffic but when I use it for travelling with trains I find it an absolute pain. Yes, it's quite heavy but I can deal with that - but getting up and down stairs and around the corners of my work building I am covered in bruises from how I carry it. It's always bouncing off my legs and it really hurts!!

Any advice on transporting the Brompton when you're not riding it?!

Cycling in Heels said...

Glad you like the blog and welcome the world of Brompton.

I don't carry it unless I have to. I wheel it around on the Eazy wheels attached to the rack I have. If I am carrying it up and down stairs I often use both hands and throw any bag I have across shoulder and back so it is out of the way.

If I am carrying one handed on stairs I hold on to the left handed rail and then move up or down. I don't move out of the way if someone else is coming but allow them to go around me and neither do I overtake.

Hope this helps.

cycling on brompton said...


love your blog as always.

whats your average millage for a typical day on your brompton ?

Cycling in Heels said...

Hi Cycling on Brompton. This is a good question and I can't answer because I don't have a typical day. Which is one of the reasons why I got the Brompton so I could have flexibilty.