So over this summer, I have picked up two fun things. The first one is mountain biking. I’ve always had a soft spot for cycling, and I’ve done road biking for a few years now, but I wanted something a little different. So I picked up a bike from Matthew’s Bicycles on Pendleton Pike (great guys by the way…they had a good chuckle when I came in less than a week later after faceplanting to check on the bike).
This is where the second part comes in. Being the photographer that I am, I had to find a way to capture my triumphs (and many, many spills) as I picked up this new sport. This is where the folks at GoPro come in (be warned, this next part’s about to get a little nerdy). They make a camera that does full 1080p @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps…and it’s about the size of phone charger. Not only that, but it’s drop-proof, shock-proof, and water-proof (to 100m). And it’s only $300. Just think, a good point-and-shoot digital camera is the same price!
Anyways, here’s the first of many poorly-edited (I don’t do videography for a reason, ha!) clips I’ve put together to showcase the trails in Indy. If you have a cool idea for me to make use of this little gadget, let me know!