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Discussion: GPS+Headcam Presentation

in: Vancouver Sprint Camp (Feb 11–13, 2011 - Vancouver, BC, CA)

Feb 13, 2011 3:56 PM # 
Over the coming days I'll be uploading the footage recorded using the GHO headcam and posting the links here on this original thread post.

Olympic Park MicrO

WRE - South Surrey Bike Park

Jericho Beach Chase Sprint

Mass Start Farsta Race (video only, no GPS)

Remember to click the 'Follow' box to get the wicked awesome map rotation function.
Feb 13, 2011 3:58 PM # 
The Olympic Park race has been posted above. This race had Micro sections with multiple flags at some control locations and no codes.
There is an extremely comical error part of the way through due to a massive case of tunnel vision which the crowd enjoyed a lot. Enjoy.
Feb 13, 2011 4:43 PM # 
Someone with video editing skills should photoshop a fire-breathing dragon into that closet. Maybe put a skeleton underneath the bench, too. Then it'll be just... like... the Catching Features!
Feb 14, 2011 4:08 AM # 
The mass start farsta weather looks similar to a year ago during the 'winter' Olympics.
Feb 14, 2011 4:14 AM # 
In true Vancouver tradition, the rain stopped after the Farsta and the sun came out!
All videos are now uploaded.
Feb 15, 2011 7:57 AM # 
haha, cool videos! Why is there a spiderman at the mass-start?
Feb 15, 2011 4:47 PM # 
Olympic Village looks like a ghost town. Hundreds of condos are available for sale at way under their original asking price.
When you took the time to look in the shed could you not have asked to look inside one of the model units as well?
Feb 16, 2011 9:46 PM # 
@loefaas: spiderman was dressed up for all 5 training sessions on Saturday... although he had to take his mask off when crossing the cold river, because apparently he couldn't breathe.
Feb 19, 2011 8:54 PM # 
Simultaneously watching video and map is great! I was suprised how little you looked left and right - very focussed.

What were the micro-O rules? Namely, did you know you'd punched the correct one and/or what was the penalty for mispunching?

Just wondering, it looks like reading the clues was vital several times. Do you always, often, or rarely read clues on Sprints?
Feb 20, 2011 4:56 AM # 
15 seconds penalty for a wrongly punched control - 7 of the controls had 2-3 controls at them.
Feb 20, 2011 5:06 AM # 
The thing to remember with headcams is they only pick up full head turns - it seems I look left and right with my eyes a lot more than with my neck. Although, it'll be interesting if that would be any different in an event when I'm less sure of my location, apart from #9 I was pretty confident I was heading in the right direction.

I always check the control code on my control descriptions in a normal sprint, but nothing else unless the detail in the control circle is super detailed and I can't identify the feature.
Feb 20, 2011 1:34 PM # 
>I can't identify the feature.

What is the IOF symbol for 'inside of shed'?
Feb 20, 2011 3:12 PM # 
What's the IOF symbol for 'kiss my ass'? ;)
Feb 5, 2014 1:07 AM # 
NOOOOO - what happened to the video from the micro-O??
Feb 5, 2014 1:21 AM # 
Damn. I was going to use that as pre-race prep! I've been running through Westdale here in the Hammer opening neighbours' sheds for some last minute training. #Faile

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