Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Descent from Towonga Gap!

I mentioned I'd been playing with a cheap helmet cam - well here are the results. This is part of the high-speed descent from Towonga Gap during the Alpine Classic, set to music to cover the howling wind noise. Pardon the occasional jerky head movement as I look for cars and check my bike computer. Seasickness tablets are optional. I've edited it down a bit to remove the worst of the camera movements and cut out some of the dull bits! Highlights include oncoming cars and a lone passing maneuver.

I shot a fair bit of footage during the ride, but because I hadn't mastered setting the camera up, this is the best of it. I pointed the camera a bit too far to the left and all I ended up with was a nice shot of the white line on the left side of the road.

The second video is of the last kilometre or so of the ride, with commentary. Oh god, I crack myself up.

Next up will be my commute, once I work out how to compress the whole thing down into a few minutes worth of video.


Treadly and Me said...

Nice work Surly Dave.

How fast were you going on that descent? You passed that other guy like he was standing still!

David Killick said...

It's amazing how fast a heavy guy on a heavy bike can go! I was really surprised at how well the bike handled - it's the first time I had a chance to put it to the test. Very sure-footed.

Anonymous said...

Neat footage. What a great idea.

Incidentally, you've been tagged. :D