Today I totaled up my electronic footprint for the trip and I ended up with a couple of really great tools to use for content.  I have the GoPro-Hero 2 gifted to me by my fellow riders (thanks once again all!). This is a nifty little camera that shoots big video. I’m talking 1080p  big video.  The case it comes in is water proof and it has a fantastic fisheye lens to cover a wide shooting range.  I also purchased extra batteries and 2 video cards so I can cover as much video during the day as possible.  At the end of each day I will be backing up all of our video with a Western Digital portable hard drive. This little drive has a whopping 1 TB storage capacity which should be more than enough storage for this trip.  Last but not least, I’m bring my trusty iPhone.  Not only does it shoot video but more importantly it will be my portable computer. It has GPS to plot our ride, couple of great apps like “Map my Ride” and “Strava” to collect all of our riding data, and a means of updating everyone during our trip from our website.  The only thing I may add to this list is a point and shoot camera for some still shots along the way.

3 comments on “GoPro

  1. jeromelalton
    May 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    i will be addressing my content makers in short order. mine prolly wont be as flashy, but at least i already have my small point and shoot camera. wouldn’t mind spending a couple grand on a nice DSLR or Leica model. anyone got $10 grand lying around?

  2. Randy
    May 31, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    good gear. I may look into a solar charger for the iphone as Strava really kills the battery. a 40 mile ride eats 75% of the battery on my iphone. will have Nikon cam and a borrowed Go-pro, might have to borrow a card though.

    Jerome, i have some canadian pennies that the bank won’t take so you can start saving!

  3. Corey Foerster
    June 1, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Sweet Deal! I have a card for the GoPro if you need it Randy.

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