4theriders Open Trackday – 09.02.2009
September 3, 2009 at 5:23 pm #3397
Open trackday at the fabulous Thunderhill. Hit a PBR best 2:12 with traffic once… Consistent 2:12s without traffic, 2:13s – 2:16s with traffic. Kinda disappointing… hoping for consistent 2:12s without traffic and a 2:10 here and there… *shrugsSeptember 5, 2009 at 5:32 am #22199
You got a new W-Frame suit. Different colors. And now we match. See what you’ve done?
Sweet vids/pics though. Makes me really wish we had Bay Area weather up here right about now. Looks like my next track day is going to be a rainy one.September 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm #22200
haha! yeh, i picked up the new suit about a couple months ago after lowsiding at infineon. It’s seen i think 5 trackdays before this one. Which track(s) do you run? And why aren’t you posting any frickin’ vids? POST SOME! I dun wanna be the only one posting trackday vids…September 5, 2009 at 3:03 pm #22201eonParticipant
Get a haircut and you will get down to 2:10
Curious how you know your laptimes. Is that something you have to do yourself (which I would think would be tricky) or does the track record that for everyone?September 5, 2009 at 6:24 pm #22202
I’ve got a laptimer receiver. All the providers here provide the transmitter. Times are recorded automagically. plus when I cut the vids, the times are there too.September 6, 2009 at 12:18 am #22206
I’m headed to Pacific Raceways again on Monday. As of three days ago I also now have a pair of GoPros, but one of the SDHC cards I ordered is kaput. I might try to grab a spare card or find an SD laying around, but either way I’ll have something to show. I promise. If they both fail me for some reason, I’ll at least get some before and after photos with the ol’ point-and-click.
When I registered, the 5-day forecast showed 10% chance of precipitation on Monday. It went up to 80% this morning, and is back down to 50% now, so who the hell knows what’s going to happen when the day finally rolls around. I pray for a dry day; rain is no fun without wets.
Hey, speaking of videos, is there any compelling reason for me to use Veoh instead of, say, YouTube? Was that just personal taste on your part? Also, do YOU have any mounting tips for the cams? I can’t use a handlebar mount like Elwood on account of short clip-ons. I also can’t really position behind the windscreen like you do thanks to a dark smoke windscreen (yeah, wasn’t thinking of that at the time). I was hoping to put a cam on the rear seat cowl but it’s not flat enough for a flat mount and not curved enough for a curved mount. The adhesive can be removed without damaging paint, right…theoretically?September 6, 2009 at 12:33 am #22207
veoh has no file size limitations nor does it have a time limitation. Youtube has 10 min. max for vids. Youtube’s vid quality is tons better though. Note that even though veoh doesn’t have a time limit perse, it looks like if your vids are longer than 20 minutes, it will only play a 5 minute preview. Your users can still watch the whole thing, but they have to get veoh’s webplayer plugin for IE or they’ll have to click the download button.
As far as camera locations, for the front one, it’s just on the gas tank. You could try it behind the windscreen and see if it picks up anything. Another location that a buddy of mine uses, is the front tire hugger. If you have clearance from the tire hugger and your headlight cowl, that might be a good place for it. Make sure you duct tape it to keep your camera secure though.September 6, 2009 at 2:07 am #22208
That 3M magic goo doesn’t do the trick? Does duct tape have the potential of leaving irremovable residue or damaging paint? Or is that only if you leave it on too long?September 6, 2009 at 4:14 am #22209
it ain’t the goo you gotta worry about. with vibration and use, the plastic holders and stuff can break off. You wanna duct tape it to ensure that if a plastic bit does break off, your camera doesn’t go flying off the track and ruining someone else’s day.
here’s an image of my buddy’s camera being held on by only the precautionary duct tape on the front tire hugger.
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