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helmet cam - Plainville Spring Series, April 21, 2007

Old 06-05-07, 12:57 PM
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helmet cam - Plainville Spring Series, April 21, 2007

This is an older clip that I finished editing last week. Small field, flat/fast course. There was a two way race for the overall team competition as well as the overall (this was the last race of the Series).

I bridged to a break, blew, got lapped, and did a big leadout at the end. That's about the extent of my contribution to the race.

2007 Plainville Spring Series Final


Text description of the race (a few of them - mine is the sprinterdellacasa one).

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Thanks for the post and the youtube link. I'll check out some of your other youtube posts. Loved watching you bridge that gap.

Any quick info on the camera and price?
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I'm fascinated with these productions...probably as close as I'll ever come to actually doing that.

Keep these coming....love the pix and commentary.

Do the other racers ever notice or say anything about you having a camera on your head?!

Damn cool....

p.s

Why weren't you pulled from the field when lapped?
big enough course...small enough field?

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Very cool, I enjoyed your video and commentary.

I too am curious of the camera setup and if anyone ever says anything about you racing with one.
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i like the sacrifice.
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thanks for the + comments.

re: camera - I looked in the rulebook before starting a race with one. I figure media rights would be a cam killer - if someone had all rights to the media. So I first started at a race I promoted and of course the promoter had no problem with it I used it later and no one said anything other than comments like "you have hot tea in there" on a freezing cold day.

re: setup - I detail it here
I actually spent a lot of money (to me) on it - probably $950 or so - helmet cam from chasecam.com ($300 - the 520 line one), canon camcorder ($250 or so - but to get one functionally the same will cost $600+ I think), rechargeable batteries (initial pack $30 plus two sets of extras $40), camelbak ($50), a lot of DV tapes (maybe $200 so far - I save them all "just in case"), some cables ($40), and the time and energy it takes to remember everything, set it up, and race with it on.

re: getting pulled - the officials had the option of pulling me or not. As it was considered a "training series" and they figured I wouldn't be knocking over riders left and right, they let me stay in. I didn't want to participate in the race as I didn't want to help decide anything. However, once a two man break went up the road and the overall positions were decided (no way 1st, 2nd, and 3rd could change if the two guys stayed away), I decided to lead out the 2nd place guy as I figured he had the smallest team present. As it was the 1st overall won the sprint and the 3rd overall got 3rd in the sprint I think. The guy I was trying to help got 4th in the sprint. I think anyway. If it was a different race (say in the summer, i.e. now) I'd have been pulled.

Anyway, as I've told people privately, it's a lot of fun to do these and share them. I hope to get a placing one of these days.

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aka sprinterdellacasa on blogspot

*edit* forgot that I got an extended life battery for camcorder - stock one barely makes 90 minutes.

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