Saturday, March 28, 2009

Helmet Cam How To

I've received many requests lately for information about how to hook up a helmet camera system. I posted a video how to about a year or so ago. It shows how I set up my bike and helmet with the cameras. As far as camera type, I use the Oregon Scientific ATC2K and ATC3K. I prefer the 2K even though it is the older model it has better low light capabilities. Some folks prefer the VholdR but it is more expensive than the ATC2K. There are many other choices out there most can be found at the website helmet camera central. My video how to can be found at:

On a separate note, WJJO-FM in Madison recently aired a segment called "Bike Trail of Death" which advocated, jokingly, the killing of cyclists. The segment ended with the statement, "The only bicyclist that isn't a pain in your ass is a dead one on the side of the road." I didn't find this the least bit funny. I'm going to send a letter to the station manager and a complaint to the FCC. I'll post the letter when it's done. The more letters and calls the station gets, the more likely it is they will get the message they can't use the public airwaves to advocate harming cyclists. If you do write or call, please don't call names or threaten to do anything illegal. Apparently there have been some calls and letters that were just as offensive as the original segment. Being consructive in your criticism will likely get more positive results. The FCC complaint form can be found at:!input.action?form_page=2000E



Roy S. said...

funny that they allow such a stupid and inflammatory comment on the air, while at the same time plugging the State Firefighters Memorial Bike Ride on their "radio active" page.

Roy S. said...

has also posted about the "bike trail of death" segment, including a letter written to WJJO and their response.

Incidentally, the daughter of Tom Walker, president and general manager of WJJO, was killed while riding her bike on University Avenue in Madison.

Anonymous said...

Great job bringing attention to this issue. Every ride is stressful - drivers are not held accountable for their actions.

Herbert Wells said...

Most of the bikers are now start using helmet cam to start take action shot when they are on their bike.