So, I borrowed a video camera.

But it’s not just any video camera, it’s miniature, and shock proof. I won’t bore you with the technical specs, you can read all about it here.

Naturally, the reason I wanted to borrow it was to get some footage of mountain biking, which I did:

It’s not great (but at £70, I didn’t expect broadcast quality), and it’s quite weird how it seems to flatten everything off (some of the drops on the video are actually quite large but look tiny), but it’s a start. I think I need to work on mounting it better, and trying to move my head less. I also need to do it when there’s a bit more daylight around, but since it’s 32+ celcius (and humid) during the day here at the moment, that’ll have to wait.

Why you should wear a proper helmet.

I don’t actually know who the guy is in the above clip, but no-one I know would be stupid enough to attempt a trick like that without a full-face helmet on. I figure the amount that I paid for one of these is probably a lot less than getting a new set of front teeth fitted.

I really didn’t think this was possible

Unless there’s some clever trickery going on. I’m definitely going to have to try it myself though.

And just to totally bore you…

Here‘s a link to a load of photos of us boys riding over some bumps.

More biking

Well, that worked pretty well, so here’s the long version, with music, featuring some of my mates as well

Mountain Biking

My current favourite hobby is mountain biking. Assuming I’ve done it properly, you should be able to see a video of me below this.