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post #16 of 19 Old 12-03-2019, 08:12 PM
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An outstanding day! If you ever get a chance to hang out and even ride with Backmarker, definitely do it. What a blast I had in sessions 4 and 5. Thanks, Tim!

Rider Control told me that a GoPro was found, but Cappy had already left with it. I've got an email into N2 support, so hopefully it was mine that they found.

The front facing session 4 where we rode together can be found here:


For anyone that watches, the most impressive and humbling takeaway for me was how late Tim brakes and how much opportunity I have in that area. IT's a completely foreign experience to have a fist full of brakes and a dude rides by while still accelerating. Incredible!

Oh yah... not only did my camera fall off, but my forward facing camera shit its pants with an SD card error in session 5. No footage at all of that one.
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Awesome Video. Thanks. !

You rode very smart through traffic and it was a blast to ride together.

If you had any markings on your GoPro I can reach out to Cappy direct to identify it.

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An outstanding day! If you ever get a chance to hang out and even ride with Backmarker, definitely do it. What a blast I had in sessions 4 and 5. Thanks, Tim!

Rider Control told me that a GoPro was found, but Cappy had already left with it. I've got an email into N2 support, so hopefully it was mine that they found.

The front facing session 4 where we rode together can be found here:


For anyone that watches, the most impressive and humbling takeaway for me was how late Tim brakes and how much opportunity I have in that area. IT's a completely foreign experience to have a fist full of brakes and a dude rides by while still accelerating. Incredible!

Oh yah... not only did my camera fall off, but my forward facing camera shit its pants with an SD card error in session 5. No footage at all of that one.
Good stuff. Tim can rip around a race track, that's for sure. Just when you think you're rolling good, he likes to turn up the heat.

Also: What GoPro do you have? And what all was involved to get the speedo overlay on the video and such?
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post #19 of 19 Old 12-04-2019, 07:26 PM
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Tim - I sent N2 support a pic of what remains of the case. I think I wrote GP1 or GP2 on it with pencil way back in the day, but I bet that it had rubbed off a long time ago. It has an all black Samsung 64 GB card in it which will have video of you riding my ass for the last two sessions. I'm sure Cappy has his hands full, so I'll take you up on the offer if I don't hear back in a week or two. I don't even care about the camera... just want the SD card.

Below I've included a pic of what's left. The clear D shaped portion of the gopro case sheared clean off. Of course, I had wired it to that D shaped piece, which probably helped it to shear. What's strange is that when I originally noticed the camera was missing after session 4, everything you see in the pic was still connected (minus the camera). After the 5th session is when I noticed that the black mount had broken. Things should have been flapping in the wind while leaving some marks on the paint, but there's no evidence of that.





Otto - I use a Garmin Virb Ultra 30 for front facing video and gauge data. The Virb edit software imports the data and syncs it up easy as pie. It's a decent camera, but you wouldn't know it by the footage from my bike. I think mounting from the steering stem has some weird harmonics that cause every camera I try to have a major jello effect.

I tried an alternate mounting point in November using a GoPro 8 and it was really good, but the angle sucked. Unfortunately, it shut off on me in the middle of 3 sessions and never captured any gauge data. I returned it and am going to try again to see if maybe I got a lemon.
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