Wound up with over 20 min of raw footage, edited to a hopefully not toomono-tonous 6 minutes! I had a blast making it and my buddy Eric did a great job with the bike mounted cam; surprisingly smooth footage all things considered.
A little fun bit at the beginning, a few hops and drops toward the end, a quick little “speed-run”, and a variety of beach riding in between. And Eric learns the challenge of free mounting a 36er!
Yep, the whole thing. Actually, it was an amazing coincidence because the guy in the car had just pulled up moments before to say hello–we see each other at my local trail; he rides a mtb.
So I asked if he’d help me with the shot, and he said sure. So I gave him the food and drink, he went around the corner and pulled up to the stop sign again like it was just unplanned! Worked out perfect! I only wish the sign was more easy to read as that was a key part of the gag.
at the 4:50 minute mark in the vid I’m doing a second “speed run”, and although I’m not going all out, it looks like I’m pedalling pretty fast. They are 125mm cranks, so by looking, could anyone estimate how many revs I was pulling per second? It’s too fast for me to tell. I looks like it could be around 2-2.5 full revs per second. I’m not sure what that would translate to in mph, but based on “feel” and from my gps it fely close to 15mph. But I’m not sure.
I shot the footage just a few days before this video. I didn’t think it really needed a separate and new thread, so I just posted the link below. It isn’t full view because I was holding the videocam in my hand while I rode, (tricky as it was!) vs it being mounted on my friends bike.
Completely different perspective, with some interesting parts, but I much prefer the Bike cam Pov. The various music you hear was playing on my Ipod console while I rode.
Haha I’m sure you can, but as I mentioned, I wasn’t going all out due to the people on the bike path that tend to dart in front of you without notice. Yeah, I really want to get some 89’s if for no other reason than to see what my max speed could be, but that test will take place in an area where there is little or no traffic on the path for a good 1/4 mile section.
Another great vid; and who doesn’t love that CCR tune? Get yourself an odometer - I put on an inexpensive CATEYE; very easy to install, gives max speed, trip odo, total odo. If the coker wheel size is too big (I forget what the max wheel size is, if there is one), just use (say) half the wheel circumference and multiply whatever you get by two. Just an idea …