Bike

Fight back with POV Cameras by Carson Blume

Today rolling across the social media landscape was 'Atropelamento na California' a video in where two guys, one wearing a POV camera filming the other in the Berkley Hills. Then they got hit, and the car ran. The footage is pretty hard to make out on YouTube but I think the raw footage was handed around and analyzed. They are currently narrowing it down. I think everyone should start wearing these and reporting, at $300 they are a cheep investment for proof of what went down. I have recently started riding with one and and I feel the way to go is 0.5sec time-lapse, because its easier to make out plates. Also battery life can be extended, but I really would like to see manufactures make a unit for cyclists for this purpose that is an easier system.

My current configuration is a GoPro Hero2 with a Battery BacPac mounted on a K Edge Big Pro Handlebar Mount I want to add an additional Hero 2 mounted on the Go Big Pro Saddle Mount as well.

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Specialized’s Turbo e-bike & 360 Bike Photography by Carson Blume

e-Bikes have been around awhile but none really feel quite right, most are some abortion of a bike or a strapped on system on a geriatric looking machine that even my old Navy salt of a Grandpa wouldn't be caught dead on. Specialized has defiantly changed the game when it comes to looks and functionality with the new Turbo. I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on one and shoot it, let me tell you it is a fun ride! Also featured in:

  • http://turbo.specialized.com/
  • http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/video-specialized-turbo-the-worlds-fastest-electric-bike-33568/
  • http://www.gizmag.com/specialized-turbo-ebike/21981/
  • http://www.bicycleretailer.com/news/newsDetail/6631.html
  • http://www.eta.co.uk/2012/03/29/specialized-turbo-electric-bicycle
  • http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11477/Specialized-launches-Turbo-electric-motorized-bike.aspx
  • http://www.reghardware.com/2012/03/29/uk_government_says_e_bike_too_fast_for_roads/