Idiot with Go Pro camera

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Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 13 May 2013, 10:10

Here is a video taken with a helmet cam by an idiot racing (30 km/h speed limit) narrow dyke roads here in Holland with speeds in excess of 220 km/h.

This soon-to-be-organ-donor is the direct cause that more and more of these very pretty backroads have been closed for motorcyclists who'd like them so much for some easy going cruising. As far as I'm concerned he may fold his bike around one of those trees, and not live to tell. There are goddammit people walking and biking there, children playing.

Most of you don't read Dutch I'm sure, but let me assure you that my above comment is pretty mild compared to the comments of the blog's readers. I hear that law enforcement is already on his tracks, I hope they nail the bastard and confiscate his bike and take away his driving license for good.
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 13 May 2013, 10:42

Maybe he should be signed-up to go racing at the TT on the Isle of Man...
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 13 May 2013, 14:50

Derek-Dex-French wrote:Maybe he should be signed-up to go racing at the TT on the Isle of Man...

Indeed. That has been suggested more than once in the comments.
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Keith Legge » 13 May 2013, 15:28

He needs to go on a speed awareness course..............
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Uncle Phil » 13 May 2013, 16:08

Unfortunately, there is no vaccine and thus no cure for stupid ... ;-)
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Andi Archer » 14 May 2013, 08:45

Damn stupid riding they dont even have great consideration for the several cycles and cars that are passed during the madness.
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby mbrST1100 » 14 May 2013, 19:11

Andi Archer wrote:Damn stupid riding they dont even have great consideration for the several cycles and cars that are passed during the madness.

Yep, imagine one steps out there... (besides that the bloke on the squid isn't very competent in matter of keeping a line anyway, he's all over the place...)

And of course it must be an excessively noisy exhaust and by abusing the engine at the redline... (you wouldn't hear much from an ST1100 passing by there...)
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby David W » 16 Jun 2013, 21:06

But look at the header line from the camera manufacturer: Be a hero.

I can almost see and hear the camera seller as he tries try to sell this camcorder:

1. Attach the camera to your helmet as show here: http://cbcdn1.gp-static.com/uploads/pro ... gb_duo.jpg

2. Check that the camera is aimed so as to show both the road ahead and your speedometer readout.

3. Find an area where there are not a lot of hills and lots of straight roads; Holland is suggested.

4. Go for a fast ride, and remember that you cannot really become the hero you want to be unless your speed on a public road exceeds the current Go Pro record, which is a mind-boggling ....
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I am sorry to see that this video product comes out of the USA.

There do seem to be multiple user groups where you can try to express your disgust with it, and especially with the abuse that it seems to foster. (But I wonder if any negative comments get censored out by the moderators there. Has anyone tried?)
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Derek-Dex-French wrote:Maybe he should be signed-up to go racing at the TT on the Isle of Man...

Maybe he should be exiled to the Isle of Mann.
Pieter Huizinga wrote:... Most of you don't read Dutch I'm sure, ...

That's true for me at least. And I rely on Alain in Canada for French translations. But German I could probably handle. (Is not Luc the other one who reads Dutch?)
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby mbrST1100 » 17 Jun 2013, 18:57

Dave W II wrote:But look at the header line from the camera manufacturer: Be a hero.

Yeah-right... simple minds take those adds literally of course...

Wondering when they start to nail webcams to their squids, so all the likeminded can follow in real time... :roll:
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Re: Idiot with Go Pro camera

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 17 Jun 2013, 22:41

Dave W II wrote:Is not Luc the other one who reads Dutch?

Nah, he is Flemish. Which relates to Dutch like Arkansawish to The Queen's English. :roflol:
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