Thursday, October 10, 2013
Fun Killboy Pic And A Dragon Meditation
Amen, Ontario trailer.
I'll be on the Dragon next week, and have been antsy for about a month.
And I owe Watchtower an apology. Last winter he said "You should get a GoPro--it would be fun." I blew him off: "Who wants to document his driving mistakes? And does YouTube need another Dragon video to go with the gazillion already posted?"
Well... Last March, Hotshoe brought his hand-held and shot a pass, panning into the corners. Panning is a definite plus; the shaky video and low-res not so much. (He had his camera on the wrong setting.) Just the same, I found myself watching Hotshoe's video every few weeks, to relive our pass and that glorious road.
In September, an insistent little voice entered my head: "You should get a GoPro for October. You should get a GoPro for October." So I did. The field of view is wide enough to take in the shift lever and steering wheel if you hang it from the sunroof with a suction cup mount.
The battery lasts for two hours (I'm told), so I got a card to match. That's eight Dragon passes. Enough to bore even me. So I might try hood-mounted and roof-mounted passes too. Save the best ones and watch them this winter.
You were right, Watchtower. I'll enjoy reliving this trip. I might even learn the road better. Which would make for a funner trip next spring, which I'll video, which...