Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Downeast Cyclocross Day 2 Bar Cam

Jerry has been doing good work up in his crazy Vermont enclave. As the seatcam's #1 fanboy he took it upon himself to fashion a proper handlebar mount to increase the footage that can be captured. I picked up a second flip cam with the hopes of being the king of dual-cam dorks, but it was too muddy to actually run the rear one.

Here we have lap one, in all its jerkiness. The camera mount is rock solid, make no mistake, but when you're riding in 4 inches of quagmire you tend to make a lot and handlebar movement. So the camera is all over the place, especially on the gnarly downhill that half the field crashed on.

Downeast Cyclocross Day 2 Lap 1 from colin reuter on Vimeo.

When you're done watching this, you should really check out Kirt Fitzpatrick's bar cam from the same day, since he was leading the race and whatnot. He's using a GoPro wideangle camera, which does an amazing job of reducing the bar shaking with the angle. Plus the fisheye makes him look CRAZY FAST. Which just might be because he is.

Let's be honest, his video is tiiiight. I gotta raise my game before Jerry divorces me for a faster guy with better editing!


squatlobster 10/27/2009 12:36 PM  

You weren't kidding about the Dramamine. I watched yours and then got through about 5 minutes of Kirt's before I started to get nauseous.

They re-staked that course big time between my race and yours.

G-ride 10/27/2009 12:43 PM  

there is someone else with better equipment? oh snap, you should never have said that....

googling kirt fitzpatrick...

the ladies 10/27/2009 2:08 PM  

we want to see 45 minutes of kevin's ass. please post the rest of that delicious video.

Big Bikes 10/27/2009 3:19 PM  

Any time you want to borrow the Helmet Hero, it's all yours.

You wanna know how smart I am? Give me a 5th grade math test...
or watch me start Kirt's video, go answer some emails, come back, forget what/who I'm watching, and proceed to go, "holy crap, Colin's passing Myerson? You go dude!"

That's how smart I am.

Luke S 10/27/2009 4:48 PM  

I watched 5 minutes of that full screen and had to go lie down for a minute.

bikenerd 10/27/2009 5:47 PM  

Note for next weekend: when you're getting passed by guys running with bikes on their shoulders, maybe you should consider running yourself.

Pretty nasty mud there. I woulda done the bike toss too, I think. Can we see that video?

Christine 10/27/2009 9:21 PM  

Dude, if you lost your cam-mounting, masters-racing sugar daddies... I would srsly weep.

Wheels 10/27/2009 9:30 PM  

We had a sweet line heading into that carnage in the woods.

Colin R 10/27/2009 9:32 PM  

Wheels: That line was pretty tight. By the end of the race I was able to hit it brakeless thanks to the stopping power of all that mud.

Christine: Srsly?!

Cosmo 10/27/2009 10:38 PM  
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Cosmo 10/27/2009 10:40 PM  

This is unbelievable. That course bears no resemblance whatsoever to what the 3's raced.

Email this out to the top Verge racers on cross results. You'll get a half-dozen upgrades before Northampton

Cary 10/28/2009 8:44 AM  

Looks like a grass crit compared to what we raced on...seriously...all that retaping is BS if you ask me. I wanna see the best guys race on something hard. Weak.

kevin 10/28/2009 3:35 PM  


the promoter was going to put down a layer of rose pedals for the elites to ride on, but we talked him out if it.


Cary 10/29/2009 8:38 AM  

I just want to don the Jersey Of Ultimate Sandbagging once Kevin...I mean, you had the same goal too, right? Besides, after getting beat twice by RMM in a weekend, I need to ride at least another race weekend in the 3's, right?

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