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Old 12-30-12, 01:48 AM   #1
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It Barely Rains in Southernn California (I looked for rain, I got dirty)

Only about 7 miles as I went looking for some rain. Looked like pretty good rain from indoor but once I got out on the trail, wasn't what I wanted. I wanted to get drenched but had to settle for wet and dirty. What can you expect from So Cal? My main objective was to test the Go Pro 3 in wet conditions. OK, so much for the Rain X advice given by Go Pro. It didn't do squat as far as keeping water off the lens. I'm thinking it would have been different had it been a drenching rain. I guess I'll have to take up scuba diving ha ha!

BTW, Go Pro suggests using Rain X to keep the lens clear in the rain. If Rain X is not available, try licking the lens, they say it works well. Obviously my Rain X was not working so I licked the lens. The mixture of Rain X, rain and mud made for one yucky nasty taste ha ha ha!

But at the end of the ride the GP3 was dry and protected much more than my poor muddy bike.




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Old 12-30-12, 08:14 AM   #2
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You are one of a kind Beanz. How may times have you heard a cyclist complain about not enough rain??
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Beanz, we're having a good deal of rain up north. Why don't you send you're camera to me for an extended rain/mud test. Oh, wait, I don't have a mountain bike And the rain has abated for a few days I'll let you know when the rain starts up again.
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Nice Job Mr B!

Great vid and thanks for the tip on licking the lens. Thats a new one on me - not heard of that. Lick the actual lens or the enclosure 'lens' ?

I took my GoPro out of the enclosure on a rainy ride yesterday. Big mistake as the enclosure immediately fogged when the cold outside air hit the inside of the warmer enclosure.

Love the second 'behind the saddle' viewpoint - looks great!

Also, I found the rain you were looking for yesterday. Freezing rain at 37 degrees

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I got rained on at the end of MS ride....


i did not know about either option
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Yikes Beachgrad - looks like up here

After watching your video Im itching to get back on my Roubaix. Im MTB'ing only for another two weeks as I have a sponsored ride in 2 weeks. Then its back to road riding. I love the MTB but the 8 mph average is slow even for me
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Beanz, we're having a good deal of rain up north. Why don't you send you're camera to me for an extended rain/mud test. Oh, wait, I don't have a mountain bike And the rain has abated for a few days I'll let you know when the rain starts up again.
Give me an address, I'll send the Go Pro 2 and 3 so you can do a rain comparison.
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Nice Job Mr B!

Great vid and thanks for the tip on licking the lens. Thats a new one on me - not heard of that. Lick the actual lens or the enclosure 'lens' ?

I took my GoPro out of the enclosure on a rainy ride yesterday. Big mistake as the enclosure immediately fogged when the cold outside air hit the inside of the warmer enclosure.

Love the second 'behind the saddle' viewpoint - looks great!

Also, I found the rain you were looking for yesterday. Freezing rain at 37 degrees
See now that is what I was hoping for!..Lick the casing lens or add Rain X. I'm thinking mine didn't work well cause there was not enough rain to water off the lens. Just don't lick the RainX.
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Beanz, let me know if you want to trade your mud for snow. I have LOTS of snow but you have to make your mind up soon because it'll start to devolve into ice when the temperature dips latter this week.

Your muddy ride was more fun than my snowy attempt (and multiple falls).
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See now that is what I was hoping for!..Lick the casing lens or add Rain X. I'm thinking mine didn't work well cause there was not enough rain to water off the lens. Just don't lick the RainX.
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Looks like fun...no rain here in Ohio https://vimeo.com/56533849
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Licking the lens isn't surprising to me... swimmers do it all the time to the inside of their goggles to keep from fogging up. As a Masters swimmer, I've had to do it a few times when it's really cold outside and I'm in the middle of a tough workout.

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