Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rain sucks

The topic says it all.

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and Monday was the day. I got rained on, while cycling home. Up to then, I was fairly lucky and the worst I got was a light misting.

The worst part wasn't so much the rain, but the puddles I had to ride through at the side of the road. My shoes were soaked.

I got a sports cam for my Birthday earlier in the month and I've begun filming most of my rides. Sometimes there's an asshole who cuts me off, and other times there's something cool to see. This is one of those "something cool" moments.

I'm really pleased by the steadiness of the camera, considering it's mounted to my handlebars. It's a Contour ROAM, but it doesn't have any kind of stabilzation feature. I've tried mounting regular video cameras or pocket cameras and the quality of the footage is terrible. I plan to eventually post a video of an entire ride (sped up around 300%), just for fun. By the end of summer, I may also have enough for a compilation video showing how bad some cyclists are.

2 comments:

  1. Recording your rides is a great idea - you never know what you might capture. What made you choose a Contour instead of a GoPro?

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  2. My decision was based mostly on the price, since it was on sale for $140 ($70 off). I also like the sleeker look of the Contour — it's a little more discreet than the GoPro.

    Of course, now I need a new hard drive to store all the footage until I have a time to dig through it all and decide what I want to do with it. :)

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