Back in November of last year, I was lucky enough to receive a ten year service award and this it turned out worked out to be £500 in vouchers. I had always had my eye on getting a GoPro camera and was waiting for the Hero3 to hit the UK shores. In typical tried and tested ground, before I made the decision to purchase the camera I did lots of internet research. Now I know that the internet is 75% BS and 25% fact, I was still really alarmed at the amount of negative press that the GoPo was receiving, especially considering the Hero2 was universally claimed as the best camera on the market. For every review that claimed the Hero3, which was launched in the US several months before the UK were able to get hold of one, I was reading reviews that said it was a piece of crap and when it went wrong, the after sales service was dire. It seemed like the thing to do, if I wanted a Hero3 was to wait until July or even August to allow for any bugs a clitches to be ironed out of the software. There was however an alternative. Drift have also been making some very exciting cameras and their latest the HD Drift Ghost really grabbed my attention and after doing some more research I bit the bullet and ordered one using some of my vouchers
The plan is to get some video footage on on the site, which will probably require a slight re-arrange of the menu bar at the top of the screen. I intend documenting at least one lap of each track I go to, but apart from that, just playing around with it and adding some differing content. We shall see, but the first problem is where to mount it. Helmet? Bike?
My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.