Sunday, 10 August 2008

Olympic Cycling

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Making my way back home earlier I was caught in a road block and managed to catch some Olympic cycling on the N95 camera. I've encountered some of the teams training around Tiananmen square early in the morning and like this ride-by they are a fearsome experience of pedal power and swooshing noise as they rush by. Nothing like my sedate ambling even on my electric bike.

In this clip they are approaching me and have just emerged from the West heading East out of the fog/pollution on Changan Avenue, with the famous Chairman Mao portrait to their left on the north side of Tiananmen Sqaure which must be quite an inspiring sight for those at the peak of their careers in Beijing this Olympics.

8 comments:

john dodds said...

You captured the journey to great welsh success there boyo.

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passitalong said...

Dude... that smog can not be good... were any of them wearing regulators??? Were you wearing a regulator??? ;)

garfer said...

A welshish in China? This is a good thing, I always like to see small races interact.

Great vid.

Charles Frith said...

I thought I'd leak the news first John. Sean - where the hell ya been. I swear I was only thinking of you last night and if you deleted me on twitter - I took my regulator off to smoke some fags ;)

Garfer - It's a team sport though! Thanks for your comment.

windo said...

was cool to hear the little kid in the background. sounded like he was curious and interested in what was going on. or, he could've been asking when the light would turn green?

Bevan said...

Hey Chucky,

Just noticed that video is now not available. (30 minutes after midnight Bangkok time)

Are you being blocked cos of the smog?

Charles Frith said...

Hello mate. I'm not sure. I can't watch my own uploaded videos in China. They are perma blocked here but should be OK for you!