Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

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Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby john_roberts » 26 Feb 2010, 5:16pm

Hi :D

Wasn't sure where to post this so feel free to move it! I was cycling through Clumber Park last year and had stopped for a rest when a black car with a rather strange mirrored device on its roof drove past. I assumed it to be something to do with Google Streetview, and I wasn't wrong, as just over 9 months later I have appeared!

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If anyone is interested, go to Google Maps and search for 'Freeboard Ln, S80 3' then zoom in until you can see the writing 'Freeboard Ln' on the map, scroll a little so that the bottom left end of the lane is in the centre of the page, then click on the little orange streetview man and drag him to near the end of the road that is highlighted, close to the junction with Freeboard Lane. If you see some gates in Streetview you want to be pointing away from them, about 5 or 6 mouse clicks along the lane is a clearing on the right hand side, and that was where I was lurking on the 28th May last year!

Just a bit of fun :D
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby [XAP]Bob » 26 Feb 2010, 5:19pm

Do you feel sufficiently blurred?

Clumber is a nice place to be though...
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby Coffee » 26 Feb 2010, 7:12pm

Fame at last!!!!! :D
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby skrx » 26 Feb 2010, 8:30pm

Link (There's a "link" button near the top-right of the image.)

Why was this trail/track chosen for StreetView? Anything special about it?

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Postby corshamjim » 26 Feb 2010, 9:02pm

Where better to be found on a bicycle? :D

The only time I've ever ridden a tandem is when my twin sister and her family met up with me there and we hired some bikes including the tandem. If I recall Mike towed the children behind a MTB in a Burley trailer. It was great to have a go on the tandem without worrying too much about traffic.
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby sandytracker » 26 Feb 2010, 10:48pm

How did you find out you were on it?

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Postby gilesjuk » 26 Feb 2010, 11:23pm

Google keep the unblurred photos for quite some time.

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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby john_roberts » 26 Feb 2010, 11:38pm

skrx wrote:Link (There's a "link" button near the top-right of the image.)

Why was this trail/track chosen for StreetView? Anything special about it?

Hi skrx, I wasn't aware of the link so thanks for posting it. Clumber Park is great for cycling although the car was actually driving along one of the tarmac roads

sandytracker wrote:How did you find out you were on it?

Hi, as I mentioned I assumed this weird black car to be photographing Clumber Park for streetview way back then. Just by chance I was looking at something else today on Google maps when I noticed streetview was available for the area, and I remembered the car. I had a look and hey presto - there I was!
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby CyberKnight » 27 Feb 2010, 8:02pm

Luckily enough they have not reached the back of beyond i call home yet
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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby sungod » 28 Feb 2010, 12:37pm

i used to be visible on google earth in the aerial view, laying on the roof sunbathing

the image was from years ago when we still had summers in the uk, they updated since then and now i'm gone, fame is indeed fleeting
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Postby hulver » 2 Mar 2010, 3:23pm

sungod wrote:i used to be visible on google earth in the aerial view, laying on the roof sunbathing

the image was from years ago when we still had summers in the uk, they updated since then and now i'm gone, fame is indeed fleeting


If you download the google earth application, you can pick which pictures you want to see on a time line.

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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby Bill Reynolds » 2 Mar 2010, 11:59pm

Hello, I was caught by this camera as well though not on my bike! I knew what that strange car with the high up camera was straight away! I was walking past the local cycle shop and gave the camera the 'Two Finger' salute!! The other night I walked into our home office to find my wife looking at the camera site.... and asked her to look at the road where the camera car passed me by. I was MOST disappointed to find I did not move my hand quick enough as the camera just showed me just walking along.....Boo!

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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby AlbionLass » 9 Apr 2010, 9:02pm

One of my cats is on Streetview in her usual spot in the front bedroom window.

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Re: Caught on Google Streetview with my bike!

Postby thirdcrank » 9 Apr 2010, 9:07pm

I'm on streetview in my usual position - setting the world right with one of my neighbours. 8)