Sometimes a blog post or a video strikes a chord, makes you (my subscribers) sit up and take notice and what starts as me simply looking to make some content turns out to be something that people actually take some notice of.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say, or video stuff just for the sake of it; everything I say or write is something I mean or believe in. And the subject of wasted GoPro footage does bug me.
It doesn’t keep me up at night. And I don’t walk around worrying about it rotting on a microSD card in your back pack or anything, I just think why bother if you are not going to use it?
At the very least you’ve likely paid £150 for your GoPro (maybe £400!). You’ve probably stressed about charging the batteries, sorting out where you are going to mount it on your body or your helmet. On the day of the ride you’ve probably taken the time to ask your mates, is the red light on? You’ve cursed when you pinned your fave section of trail and not pressed record.
And then you’ve got home, cleaned our bike, had a shower, had a meal, gone to bed, got up for work and its forgotten..
The first thing I do is download my footage and the second is shower, third eat and then its review and hopefully edit and upload. Eventually I go to bed!
The other reason behind this video was not just to tell you that you have wasted your money buying the camera, but was to also tell you that you should put it out there as people watch stuff of all sorts of quality and all sort of trails. And ordinary mountain bikers make up the majority of mountain bikers and I think they want to see other normal guys riding trails like they will ride trails…
Just be honest and true and put it out there… My mate Darren made this video (ok 9 years ago) and its had over 18000 views!