These cameras are pretty amazing -- for under $300 you can shoot 1080p HD video or set it up to take pictures every 'x' seconds. The video mode is impressive, but the helmet-mounted images are my thing. I know a lot of people who won't or don't ride motorcycles, and I hope this perspective helps them understand why some of us love it.
So, I decided to spend what free time I can find this summer combining three things I love:
- Riding Motorcycles: I haven't had time to ride much over the last five years, but I'm making time this summer. I'm not so interested in seeing how fast I can ride the familiar local roads anymore. Now I'm more interested in riding to places I haven't been and becoming more familiar with the back roads and neat destinations in surrounding counties.
- Eating: I love cooking. I love grilling. Mostly, I love eating.
- Taking Pictures: Having never upgraded beyond P&S cameras, I can't claim to be much of a photographer. I'm scared to buy any serious equipment because I know I would get the bug. The GoPro fits right in here: it's cheap, there aren't too many tempting accessories, and it produces fairly unique pictures that require no effort.
I have a list of places to visit in KY and TN over the coming months, and I'm sure I'll do some quick improvised trips, too. I plan to post pictures from each ride, a route map, pictures of the food, and a very unsophisticated review of each establishment while adhering to only three rules:
- No GPS.
- No Interstates or Parkways.
- Take a different route home whenever possible.