In early August, my son Carl and I will bike the BWCA Superior Tour (our own ride, not part of a larger effort). This bike tour is 350 miles through the Minnesota northwoods including the North Shore of Lake Superior. It became obvious that I needed to learn how to use my Go Pro Ski Cam in conjunction with my bicycle. While you might think wearing a camera while biking would be simple, the solution was not straight forward. Here is what I learned yesterday before I took these photos this evening.
1. A handlebar direct mount of the camera did not work. The camera receives too much vibration from the road. It's amazing how much the body works as a shock absorber without ever realizing it!
2. A helmet mount did not work for the camera. With all the looking around, and checking of side streets it was dizzying to use this setup.
3. The best solution was a chest mounted camera. While one can see my arms in many pictures, if I stand up in the saddle for a video or still photos, I can eliminate the all encompassing arms.
Here is my first test run / photo set. It was part of a 20 mile bike ride. It was actually quite comfortable to wear the camera (i.e. did not restrict my breathing during heavy exercise). Link here for my Ski Cam Man photos.