I saw the Fly6 safety camera on Kickstarter a few months ago. I didn’t contribute at the time, but I did register interest. The idea was so brilliant, so well conceived, or should that be “resolved”.
Timely too. The number of bicycle accidents this year has been off the charts. I do most of my riding alone and while drivers are generally courteous, there’s always the inattentive and the odd dickhead that gets too close.
I was invited to be one of the first to buy, offered at a discount so I bought two. Yesterday’s delivery was after a two months’ wait. Well worth it.
First test was this morning. Despite the cold (2°c) and the fog (99% humidity, 100m visibility) I had to get a mid-week ride in.
Here’s a few minutes of unprocessed video to demonstrate the picture quality, stability and colour balance despite the awful light conditions. Number plates of cars in the near lane are clearly visible, as are the bus destination displays.
The more of us have these, the more drivers might think twice about taking risks at a rider’s expense.
Frankly, this isn’t much of a review, so read all about it at the Fly6 website. I’ll post more video under different conditions… just as soon those different conditions arrive.
- Road: Kate Crace Road and Flemington Road Gungahlin/Harrison ACT
- Those things in the picture: Top, saddle bag; bottom, mudguard; behind, Amandeep.
- Why is it bouncing? That’s the Trek Domane, baby. Smoooooth.
- What time? It was 0730 on 2/07/2014 (today), not 22:30 on 1/07/2014.