I’m always keen on trying new stuff. Audioboo is something I’ve been hearing more about, and I thought I’d have a go. It’s basically like twitter for audio recordings. Or an audio-only version of YouTube. YouRadio, perhaps.
It was a beautiful afternoon. From out of the office window, the trees appeared motionless in the non-breeze, crisp against blue sky as though somebody had turned up the contrast in photoshop. That was enough of a reason to depart early, and my colleagues seemed unsurprised when I declared “It’s amazing outside and I’m on a carbon road bike today – I’m off!”.
Better weather brings an increasing number of cyclists onto our local NCN route 5, and somewhat frustratingly, a similar rise in the number of dog walkers guaranteed to slow you down. I wasn’t bothered today, because I was saving it. Saving all my effort for a specific couple of Strava segments which I’d attempted more recently on my heavier bike and got 2nd place on each. So with a lighter bike just waiting for a nice dry day, it was inevitable.
I fired up the Audioboo app and rambled something into the microphone. It’s a bit of a strange one to get used to. If you write something cheesy on a blog, it’s simple to delete and try a different approach. Not so with voice recording on the Audioboo app. There’s no editing facility except for the ability to pause, so it feels very “live”.
Here’s my little attempt at recording an Audioboo of a Strava KOM attempt.
(Hit the little Play buttin in the widget below to hear the “boo”)
This is the scene I was trying to describe in the first part of the audioboo.
Forgot to mention the limestone cliffs…
Update: The very next day, the person whose KOM I’d taken went out to reclaim what was rightfully his – and smashed my time. I now have no chance.
Good job it’s of no real consequence.
But it does show that Strava provides motivation not only to oneself, but to others too!