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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    My Helmet Cam setup Perfected

    After playing around with different ideas for a couple of months, I finally have settled upon the right combination for comfort and versatility with my helmet cam.

    You can see my vids anytime by clicking my SigPic on any of my posts.

    If you want to kick my arse about the content of the vids, take it over to A&S. If you want any more specific info, shoot me a PM, as I will not be checking back here often.

    Top photo was taken in a mirror so everything is reversed. Mirror is on my LEFT side when wearing helmet.

    Link to VholdR Website: http://vholdr.com/

    Last edited by JoeyBike; 09-29-08 at 10:09 PM.
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    Hey, it's Simon, the guy responding do you on vimeo. Thanks for the info, this camera set up looks awesome. Keep riding and remember my like, "Fatty doesn't want to give up driving!..." haha

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    What's with the bubble level?

    Leash -- the wife has you on one of those?

    How is that Take-A-Look attached to the helmet?

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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon View Post
    What's with the bubble level?

    Leash -- the wife has you on one of those?

    How is that Take-A-Look attached to the helmet?
    When I turn my head to look right or left, my head tilts. So in order to get some nice level horizon when I am looking around I can see the bubble moving about in my peripheral vision. If the bubble is moving, the camera is level enough. If the bubble is all jammed up to one side and still, I need to tilt my head a bit.

    The Take-a-look is just clipped to my visor. I use a twist tie as insurance in case I bump it on something when I am not wearing it on my head - like carrying it around the grocery.

    As for the leash - that's personal.
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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by denjca29 View Post
    Hey, it's Simon, the guy responding do you on vimeo. Thanks for the info, this camera set up looks awesome.
    Be sure to keep me in the loop if you start producing videos. Shoot me a PM when you start putting them on the Web.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    OMG, these videos are so cool! Keep them coming. I love it.

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    I have started riding more like this since watching the vids and reading your justification. :thumbup:

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    20+mph Commuter JoeyBike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedmocha View Post
    I have started riding more like this since watching the vids and reading your justification. :thumbup:
    Cool. Just take it easy at first and progress little by little. It takes some time to get really good at this kind of riding without taking huge chances. Keep your eyes moving and do not get distracted by anything, ever.

    No warranty expressed or implied!

    Have fun out there.

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    I can understand some of the justifications for your riding style; really, I can. I remember reading an article a few months ago about a small town in Germany (I think) where not only did they get rid of traffic lights, they got rid of all traffic signs altogether. Accident rates dropped by a precipitous amount because all of the drivers were more hypersensitive to their surroundings. That being said, I don't bike like you do; I stop at stop lights and obey all traffic signals. I just can't trust the cagers...

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    Ouch....I didn't realize it was $300+ for the camera. But excellent quality though! If you post on Youtube, how's the quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadd View Post
    Ouch....I didn't realize it was $300+ for the camera. But excellent quality though! If you post on Youtube, how's the quality?
    YouTube trashes the quality. That's why I post on Vimeo instead. However, I noticed that YouTube has a link on nearly every page that gives the option to view vids in better quality. I have not tried that yet.
    "For all we know his skills may be excellent, allowing him to ride like an idiot without actually being one." - FBinNY

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    Lately I've been experimenting with crossing one direction of traffic at a time instead of waiting for the entire road to be clear. I did that today on a 50mph road with 3 lanes of traffic going one way and 3+1 left turn lane in the other. Stupid traffic lights...

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    thanks for sharing!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    hey! looking into get a camera myself , there ok priced. wish they were cheaper. will look on ebay. than i can make a few videos. always liked yours
    Shoot me a PM with links to your vids if you do it!
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    Awesome videos on your site!!
    With God, all things are possible!!

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    JoeyBike-

    Is that the "flat surface mount" that was included with the camera?

    I have a Bell Alcherra road helmet that doesn't have a flat area large enough to secure my Contour HD via the peel-n-stick patch mount. I may have to buy a different helmet or locate a compatible aftermarket mount.

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