__—— September 2014: A Spyder video
Eric sent me a Reflex helmet-cam to test on the Spyder. I doubt that I will be using it much for taking actual videos, but the camera also has a still photo mode, so it would be handy to have a camera available for taking snaps of things seen while riding the Spyder. The cameras has two large buttons that can be felt through gloves – one for turning the camera on/off, the other for starting/stopping video recording or for taking stills. It also vibrates when you press a button, which can be felt through the helmet. So it’s pretty easy to use, and much better than having a separate camera – no need to stop, remove helmet, get the camera out of the frunk or the tank-bag and use it, before putting the camera away and replacing the helmet again.
Here is a short video sequence I took from the bike, riding from Maleny to the Reesville Lookout, which is just a couple of klicks past my house on the way out of Maleny. Please note: this is an .MP4 video file. Your computer must be capable of displaying this format, or you will just see an error message.
__—— May 2017: Another Spyder video
And here is a short video sequence I took from the new F3 Spyder, because I couldn’t believe the difference in wind, engine, and road noise between the old RS model and the new F3 model – the F3 just whispers along! You may hear me making a sound check half way along Macadamia Drive... Please note: this is an .MP4 video file. Your computer must be capable of displaying this format, or you will just see an error message.