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Friends, countrymen, cyclist, send me your POV footage! by Carson Blume

A rencent YouTube video out of New Zealand and DropBox's new 1TB of storage upgrade has prompted me to start a new project. I want you to upload your video of close encounters, hits and what not from your on bike camera or iPhone for a compilation video. I only wish I had a POV camera on my me when I got hit! This is all leading up to a documentary project I have an idea for, but for now just a compilation video. Watch this video then consider submitting below.  

If you have any ideas or want to conspire and or fund, "On the Road" my documentary/cycling PR project, simply email me below. Please make sure the files are trimmed down pretty tight as not to overload the DropBox.  Please fill out the form below to get a link to upload your file and tell me about your incident. Please name files: YYYYMMDD_locaiton_your-name or provide the info in your eMail. 

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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/