Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Friday, 6 August 2010

My photography/film kit.

I'm very keen on taking photos and recording video footage when I ride. It makes the ride even more fun and of course provides a record of events.

Tomorrow I'm going to try something new for me, that of taking a dedicated camcorder as well as my usual helmet cam and stills camera.

Here is the camcorder mounted on my Gorillapod.

I'm carrying it in this.

Which is attached to my Camelbac waiststrap like this:

The pouch is an old US Army Alice ammo pouch I used back in the day as the US army ammo pouches were far superior to ours at the time.

You could get at your weapon magazines very quickly! Which was nice...

Here's a photo of me at Grafenwher training area in Bavaria during the build up to Gulf War 1. We were training with the US Army doing familiarisation stuff. You can see the very pouch just below my left hand.

As well as the stills camera and my camcorder there's the usual Muvi helmet cam set up. The camera itself is taped into the bracket for extra security as you can see below.

As always the Devil is in the detail and a good video is only as good as the bloke filming, photographing and editing.

I hope I can get somewhere near this which is Bruce over at Coastrider's finest hour. His edited 3 minute version of this film has recently won an award! 

I doubt my effort from over the Lickey's tomorrow will be that good. But at least I'll be learning!


  1. I watched Coastriders and the winners video the other day and apart from how cool they were, my other thought was "lucky no one came along and nicked the camcorder".

    Probably best to keep your eyes peeled before you go leaving it around a bend mate :)

  2. I've got a bit of cam net I'm taking mate, it'll be well hidden I promise!

  3. I like that CAM'n. Looking at getting one and leaving it run during the rides.

    Thanks for serving.

    Ride on.


  4. I love the photo of you in your army Man, you sure are equipped. Good for us that you are so that we get to witness the video and photos and feel like we're right there with you.


  5. cool seeing you all tooled up!,
    if they ever need a special ops stealth biker to cross soft terrain to get pics you know who to call..........