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Auto Flickr-Map Photos on Your Bike

September 16, 2008

Wouldn’t it be great that you can take photos, geotag and send them to Flickr while you’re riding your bicycle? But we cyclists still have to follow the traffic rules — hands on the handlebars, like the car drivers. It’s not safe for you to take the shot while riding. Definitely not, when you’re going down the slope.

Well, you can if all these things are done automatically without your attention. Here is Gina’s Flickr Bike

This Electra Townie equips with a GPS-enabled cameraphone (on the handlebars), powered by a solar battery pack (on the rear rack). When you’re riding, this camera snaps a shot every 60 seconds, geotags it, and sends it to Flickr, and then auto-creates a map of your biking route. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? 😀

This is part of that purple thing at Yahoo. For more details, check out this article at Lifehacker: “Flickr Bikes” Photo-Map Locales Across the Globe.

This is really a fantastic idea, if you just want to record your cycling journey. If you want to take a really good picture, you better take the photos by yourself. Not necessary with a DSLR camera (well, it’s really “painful” to carry these bulky stuff with you climbing up the hill). A simple digital camera mounted on your handlebars will do a better photography job than this cameraphone. Or, just stop riding, take the photo and appreciate the scenery.

By the way, this Electra Townie bike has the concept that is different from the “traditional” bicycle: Flat foot technology. (techonolgy? 😕 )

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