Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-17-07, 09:58 AM   #1
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Backwards Helmet Cam Video!

This one's backwards- e.g. mounted looking back.

40 lap points race! and I even catch a crash!

It's my last 4 race as I just got upgraded to 3 (and I had to race a 60 lap points race last night. bleh.)

Here's the link

Enjoy!
obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 12:09 PM   #2
DrWJODonnell
Slow'n'Aero
 
DrWJODonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Driving the pace in the crosswind
Bikes:
Posts: 2,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by obra3 View Post
This one's backwards- e.g. mounted looking back.

40 lap points race! and I even catch a crash!

It's my last 4 race as I just got upgraded to 3 (and I had to race a 60 lap points race last night. bleh.)

Here's the link

Enjoy!
Thanks Obra3! I have considered the reverse mount as well. Wouldn't a split screen forward/backward be the best??
DrWJODonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 01:00 PM   #3
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That would entail two cameras.

obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 01:31 PM   #4
DocRay
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
This trumps my ASSCAM™ idea (patent pending).
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 01:39 PM   #5
superdex
staring at the mountains
 
superdex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Parker, CO
Bikes: 1x9 mtb commuter, Javelin Boca
Posts: 3,736
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
who's the guy racing in shants?
superdex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 01:46 PM   #6
Chad's Colnago
Space for rent!
 
Chad's Colnago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln NE
Bikes: Colnago Dream B-Stay, Trek Mountain Bike
Posts: 632
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That was cool, thanks for the vid. You can imagine some of the looks I got around the office once "Zuit Suit Riot" began to emit from my computer.
Chad's Colnago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 01:55 PM   #7
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woot! fun stuff!!!
TRaffic Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 02:35 PM   #8
tekhna
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Great video! What were the speeds like throughout most of this?
tekhna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 02:57 PM   #9
yonderboy
Lurker for Life
 
yonderboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Bikes:
Posts: 908
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by superdex View Post
who's the guy racing in shants?
That's Clint from Team Beer. He did pretty well last night, now that the K-Man is up in the 3's where he belongs.
yonderboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 03:26 PM   #10
waterrockets 
Making a kilometer blurry
 
waterrockets's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Austin (near TX)
Bikes: rkwaki's porn collection
Posts: 26,130
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tekhna View Post
Great video! What were the speeds like throughout most of this?
Going off Alpenrose's published distance of 268.43m, and lap times of 24.5s and 25s for the first two full breakaway laps, I get 24.3mph (I used the sun's glare in the center of the video as the lap start/finish).
waterrockets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 03:58 PM   #11
San Rensho 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocRay View Post
This trumps my ASSCAM™ idea (patent pending).
I think its been done. In Moto GP racing, they sometimes mount a forward looking camera in back of the seat. All you see is Valentino Rossi's huge, fish-eye lens distorted ass going from one side to the other on the turns, and then popping straight up on the straights.

Nobody wants to see that.
__________________
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
1988 Ducati 750 F1
San Rensho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 04:34 PM   #12
Helmet Head
Banned.
 
Helmet Head's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes:
Posts: 13,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
Thanks Obra3! I have considered the reverse mount as well. Wouldn't a split screen forward/backward be the best??
Check out the traffic cycling clips at this website:

http://www.cyclistview.com

They have two helmet cams.

In this clip, one guy flips between forward and rearward cams:

http://cyclistview.com/lanecontrol.htm

These two guys also ride one in front of the other, with the one in front using the rearward cam and the one behind using forward cams, then they splice it all together, like this:

http://cyclistview.com/trafficskills.htm

Needless to say, they know what they're doing with helmet cams as well as riding in traffic.
Helmet Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 04:41 PM   #13
EventServices
Announcer
 
EventServices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Detroit's North Side.
Bikes: Many
Posts: 5,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Um, you say "that's Cindi's voice in the background". Doesn't that become the foreground with a backward camera? I'm confused.

Great video. Great music.
Keep doing those.
EventServices is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 09:15 PM   #14
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by yonderboy View Post
That's Clint from Team Beer. He did pretty well last night, now that the K-Man is up in the 3's where he belongs.
Where I belong...

You know that quote was totally unscripted. Clint's out at Alpenrose a lot and it's really cool. I've seen him at Tabor too. I know Candi is tickled- she's received an honorary Team Beer membership and has a TEAM BEER jersey/tye-died t-shirt.

The 3's race wasn't all that bad yesterday. The 60 laps sucked with no warm-up. DOH!

Hmm... that cyclistview is getting me to think about mounting two cams. One facing forward mounted on the helmet and the other one mounted under the seat.

I convinced a pro rider to ride use the helmet cam during the upcoming Health Net Crit. hehehehehe.
obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-07, 10:07 PM   #15
FatguyRacer
Mmmmm Donuts!
 
FatguyRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Crownsville, MD
Bikes: 1998 IF Crown Jewel
Posts: 2,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocRay View Post
This trumps my ASSCAM™ idea (patent pending).
Forget it. Dorna got that covered with the Valentino Rossi's on bike cam. Watch a MotoGP race sometime. I swear, every onboard from Rossi's bike is a shot of his butt. They dont do it with any of the other riders. Just him.
__________________
John

'09 Cannondale CAAD9 - Team Latitude/ABRT Special.
'04 Lemond Victorie Ti
'98 IF Crown Jewel (dead)
'92 Trek2100 (TT)
'50 something Gino Bartali (fixer)
'02 Ducati ST4s (Moto-Ref mount)

My Blog
FatguyRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-07, 02:58 PM   #16
WCroadie
Senior Member
 
WCroadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chester County, PA
Bikes: 2010 Trek Madone 5.5 CAAD9
Posts: 2,353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool video, you always use decent tunes as wel.
WCroadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-07, 10:39 PM   #17
cmh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 2,516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by obra3 View Post
Where I belong...


I convinced a pro rider to ride use the helmet cam during the upcoming Health Net Crit. hehehehehe.
That should make for a good video. Will I see you in the 3s race?
cmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-07, 11:44 PM   #18
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I registered for Health Net but unfortunately I won't be there. With that new contract job I have to head out to Hood to Coast then directly over to Bend on Sunday by 8 AM.
obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-07, 09:13 AM   #19
SaddleBags
Just Peddlin' Along
 
SaddleBags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: VA
Bikes:
Posts: 930
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice video. I thought I recognized that Vanderkitten on your site. Meow.
SaddleBags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-07, 09:54 AM   #20
DocRay
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
The ASSCAM™ was actually going to be inserted up the anus of the rider, batteries, antenna and all, for the sake of aerodynamics.

With modern bikes being so light and the UCI 15lb rule, they should get riders to wear cameras, F1 style.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-07, 11:15 AM   #21
obra3
Little Pony
Thread Starter
 
obra3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaddleBags View Post
Nice video. I thought I recognized that Vanderkitten on your site. Meow.
Saddlebags-
Yup, Mandy-kins. Now in... VA!
obra3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 PM.