New York through the eyes of a Road Bicycle

My transport of choice in NYC is definitely a road bike. When you cycle on the streets you see city and it’s habitants in a very different point of view. Let me share with you some photos I took last year – NYC through the eyes of a road bike.

Harlem. 125th and Broadway.
Somewhere in Harlem.
Midtown.
125 and Broadway. Harlem, Manhattan.

Some more photos, click thumbnails to zoom.

The biggest hazard for the bicyclists in the New York City – pedestrians and especially tourists.
My favourite obstacle – guys that jump on the road from behind of the parked car.
Alright, trucks are not very friendly too. Wear helmets.

And these are bit different. These photos were taken with an iPhone in automatic timelapse mode. In two days I did few thousand of photos and 30 of them turned out pretty well.

8:50am. Shadows going to the office.
6:15pm. Shadows going home.
Olive Garden
Business men
Ice cream.

56 Comments

  1. This is a great set!
    what kind of setup do you use for the bicycle shots? I’m biking across the US next summer and would appreciate your input to document the journey.

  2. I came to your blog randomly and it is seriously a nice series!!
    how i miss Manhattan when I see your shots
    you did a good job to catch the dynamic air=)))5 stars

  3. I used to live in Boston. I went to New York several times and I love it. Now I’m back in my country, Chile. But I miss New York a lot. Thanks for the amazing memories!!! Take care.

  4. Very nice and interesting photos!
    GREAT biker!
    I love much more my bikes tran my car. In Torino, not only trucks are very unfriendly! Good luck.

  5. I think a beautiful corner of NY! A technical question, what lens did you use for photos?
    Congratulations from Chile

    • Angela, most photos were done using GoPro wide-angle camera.

      gopro2

  6. Hello, okay? I’m arriving in NY later this month and want to meet her bike riding. I intend to buy a folding bike. Any suggestions on where I can buy and pay less? Thank you!

  7. seems like you’re stalking a guy in an orange sweater ;)

    just kidding. great pictures, great idea.

  8. WOW WOW WOW this is a great set of amazing photos. It is so inspirational. I got to try something like sometimes. Man! Just wanted to say that you are so awesome!!!

  9. this is nice (awesome)!
    see (walk) a mile in her (their) wheels (shoes)

    :)

  10. Where is the very first picture taken from? Would be cool to know :-)

  11. Hi Tim
    Brilliant photos, hope you are going to add more to the set.
    Please check your mail for a request.

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  13. Good pictures but I think a video would be great. Do you have a video?

  14. amazing work! I’ve shared your project on my blog liaopportunity.wordpress.com
    Great idea!

    • Hi Daniele, great photos!
      Your POV is bit different though, I see you’ve attached camera to the frame so handle bar is visible more.

      Thanks for sharing.

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