Video for the Ride

Mike A and I have been big fans of video and wanted to make sure that we captured our trip for posterity. Trying to get video on a motorcycle trip at first appeared to be a daunting task. Do we have the chase vehicle do the filming? Do we attach cameras to the bikes? How do we capture what it is like to ride to San Diego, without the option of retakes?

We decided on redundancy. We will have at least three cameras capturing the event. We will do all video in full HD. Two Sony Handycams were lined up to do the video from the chase vehicle and while stopped. I decided to get the GoPro Hero HD to be attached to the helmet or the bike to capture everything up close and in your face.

I just got back from a little test run and here is a first sample. What do you think?

Well, that was not very good. Try this:


  1. Nancy wilson says:

    I think what you are doing is awesome. To add to your video footage, you may also want to take a flip video camera and capture the amazing moments during those rest periods. My dad (83), and a few of my family members and I rode to Winnipeg to attend a family reunion – my brother had a Video on his helmet + I had one I carried for those special moments breaking bread together. What great memories and what makes it even more special is that it’s for such a great cause! Enjoy the Journey!

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