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    funny story for those that haven't bought a helmet camera yet

    amusing karma story - just thought I'd share

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake's Dad
    Revenge....

    Is a Dessert best served Cold

    Towards the end of last summer Jake and i were out for a ride in the lanes near our village and a Landrover Discovery forced me into the ditch by driving past too fast and way too close i shouted at the driver but he just gave me a load of abuse ... Luckily Jake stopped before he got to him

    Well today whilst at work (im a taxi operator) i went to one of our local country pubs to pick up a customer and i saw the Landrover in the car park and guess who was sat at the bar drinking ? yep the same guy

    I did'nt say anything to him ... but after informing my customers that i had arrived i went back to my car and phoned 999 and gave the Police the Landrover registration and location and that the driver was in the pub drinking

    I spoke to one of our local Police Officers later on this afternoon and the guy had been arrested for Drink Driving

    Patience is a Virtue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake's Dad
    I guess it'l be a minimum one year driving ban if its his first offence ... it'l be dealt with at our local magistrates court and with drink driving being so anti social these days they seem to be dishing out 18 month bans on first offence and 3 years for second offence

    If i knew when he was up in court i'd wait outside and hand him one of my business cards as he leaves with a big smile on my face

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    Gotta love it...I hope the clown that passed 20 of us (cars that is) waiting at a rail crossing that was down gets his. He also ducked around the downed gates

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    So....what the heck does it have to do about wearing a camera or not ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery View Post
    So....what the heck does it have to do about wearing a camera or not ?
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    The helmet camera part is to prevent a you versus them and no witnesses situation. Assuming that if the LR driver had clipped "Jake's Dad", the LR driver would, like this idiot driver in the video below (as far as I can remember), try to deny the whole thing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chfYMHIfBzk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery View Post
    So....what the heck does it have to do about wearing a camera or not ?
    I don't think the OP was referring to the camera per se, but more toward the method of camera mounting; vis a vis the helmet. Clearly those with out any cameras at all would find this hilarious, as would those who had handlebar camera mounts. I have a digital camera and recently found out that it has video capabilities. But I keep it in my back pack and although connected to my body and not the bicycle frame in any way, isn't technically a helmet mount so therefore I would potentially think this an amusing anecdote.

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    local radio (UK) interview about cyclists and helmet cameras

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDG-r0YRN0w
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    Here's a random selection of cyclists with either helmet cameras or video cameras who post to youtube.

    Unfortunately, the incidents are all very similar (passing too close, right hook, left hook, looking and not seeing, shouldn't be cycling on the road, etc.)

    http://www.youtube.com/therealjacomus

    http://www.youtube.com/user/magnatom

    http://www.youtube.com/user/andyb0000

    http://www.youtube.com/user/md451

    http://www.youtube.com/user/mailpauljonescouk

    http://www.youtube.com/user/lsmike
    Last edited by markhr; 03-06-08 at 06:32 AM.
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    I put one of those Oregon Scientific action cameras on my handlebars.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psydotek View Post
    I put one of those Oregon Scientific action cameras on my handlebars.
    You and Tom Stormcrowe, both.

    Are there any of your videos on the interweb yet?
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    None from the action camera but i do have a video on youtube i made with a small-ish camcorder...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFNdhHMF3Rg

    It was made with a panasonic camcorder. It's really not that small, probably weighs a pound or 2. I just hung it around my neck while climbing and periodically shot video when it was safe (thank goodness the road was closed to cars at the time). The descent was done by wrapping the strap around the handlebars and riding as carefully as possible while trying to hold the camera in position.

    I used the Oregon Scientific camera to make a video of the same road afew months later (just the descending portion) but i haven't gotten around to uploading it anywhere yet...

    I'm planning on making a video of my commute home sometime soon. With a 2gb (or 4gb, i forget) you can capture 1 hour of footage at 640x480 resolution at 30fps.
    Last edited by Psydotek; 03-06-08 at 10:52 AM.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.

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    Op's story cracks me up... that's better than seeing them up at the light ahead, like a sitting duck.

    http://goprocamera.com/ Shock proof, water proof, SD card storage, two high energy AAA's, weighs in at a sparrow's fart or two. Takes an hour of TV quality video... screen capture.

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    Psydotek - thanks very much

    TRaffic Jammer - can you say "breathe in". What part of space don't drivers get

    On a more serious note there was a bike courier in Manhattan who got sandwhiched into a 6inch space while splitting lanes. He survived but the pictures in the new york tabloids were a little unsettling.
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