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ATC2K and a dry track

My new toy arrived yesterday.  An Oregon Scientific ATC2K action camera.  This gadget is a VGA (640×480) digital video camera in a rugged waterproof housing, it can record at 30fps and, with a 2Gb flash card, can record up to an hour of footage.

So yesterday evening I headed out on my R1200GS to test out the camera.  The camera comes with various mounting add-ons so it was easy to attach the camera to the engine bars.  After that it was a case of hopping on the bike and riding off to my nearest track.

So far this year my nearest track has been thick with mud, so much so that I couldn’t ride along it without binning the bike into a hedge as it slips from under me.  Last night however, after several dry sunny day, the track had finally dried up enough to be able to ride it in one go without stopping.  I did take it rather easy as I wasn’t sure if it was still slippery or not.

Any way, the ATC2K capture the whole thing and, when I got home, I edited the footage in iMovie, added a soundtrack and uploaded it to YouTube:

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Adrian Ritchie

Aidy has been riding motorbikes since just after he left university in 2003. His first bike was a 1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 bought for £1000. His second bike was a Suzuki GSF600 Bandit, bought for his adventure to Norway in 2005. Two years later he sold the Bandit to Shane (for him to learn on) and upgrade to a BMW R1200GS... which was promptly trashed one month later by a SMIDSY. Having had the R1200GS repaired, Aidy has spent the next three years giving it a damn good thrashing off-road. 2011 saw the R1200GS take to the remote tracks and desert pistes of Morocco... it managed to keep up with the 650 enduro bikes that make up the rest of the group and made it back to Guernsey in (mostly) one piece. In January 2012, he traded in the R1200GS for a new R1200GS Adventure, planning to use the Pegaso 650 for off-road racing. However, the lure of smaller enduro bikes proved too strong and in April 2012 purchased a BMS G450X