Ken wrote:How DARE YOU post such an ECOLOGICAL disaster of a movie for public consumption!!!
Yeah, I know Ken. I'm practically an eco-terrorist by letting my Bighorns actually contact all that precious and senstive dirt and rocks!
But dang, if you want to see a real-life ecological disaster out in a national forest, just ride into the Plumas Diggings area that is just east of La Porte out in Plumas. Right around these landmarks:
I'm not even an environmentalist, and I was dumbfounded by what all that old mining did to the area. I camped on Slate Creek down in that area, and drank the creek water after filtering it, but was still a little worried about what might be dissolved in it.
As to the video equipment, I use 2 Sony HC-96's running continuously while riding. One records from a helmet cam on my head, and one from another helmet cam mounted somewhere else on the quad (usually on the left side of the front rack). Then I have a 3rd HC-96 that I place on the ground, like in the drive-over scenes or inside the mine shaft that I rode by.
If my buddy is riding with me, then we have a 4th recorder and helmet cam that we'll usually put on his quad. For Granite and Grunge
, we mounted it down low looking backward and got what I think are some pretty good shots of the mud holes.
Here is info on how I carry the cameras on the ATV
. Here is info on how I do it for skiing
. The boot cam shot is really cool by the way, see my Shredding Northstar video
for an example.
Oh, and I even built a wireless helmet cam system
. But it didn't work out that well as the follow-up post describes
. So I am now back to being fully wired.
I may resurrect the wireless cam system so as to lower it down into this mine shaft up by Mt. Etna, which seemed to be about 150 feet deep based on how long it took my rocks to hit the metallic stuff at the bottom:
I'm dying to know what is down there. That shaft is right next to where I did the drive-overs for the beginning and ending of that video.