ROG130 wrote:fab vid good to see you and your dad on the bikes just lost my dad from the big c so him and me will never get the chance
Sorry to hear that mate. I nearly lost my dad about 18 months ago to a heart attack but some major bypass surgery has given him some extra years now. I build his bike for him just prior to it (little FWD 350w 9C running about 1.5kw on a cheap $100 kmart bike) and he said it was a great rehab tool post surgery to get out again and do a bit of exercise without the fear of overdoing it or getting caught out. If I knew how much he was going to ride and enjoy it I would have made him something better to start but that leaves and upgrade path I suppose
GCinDC wrote:thank god it wasn't as bad as what happened to methods dad.
Yeah luckily he wasn't on it at the time. I think it was the usual trap for young players of bumping the throttle as you throw your leg over. He held on for a bit but it it was too strong and went for a fly on its own His arm was grazed and bleeding so something must have clipped him on the way through but he didn't actually hit the deck so that was good.
bummer about the lens! is it the case lens, or the camera proper?
Nope, the actual convex camera lens itself unfortunately. I read online the lens is loctited on pretty good but if you heat it up and use alot of persuasion they can be removed, then they're fairly standard thread to replace. I'm willing to bet a large sum of money the replacement lens I've bought will sit a little too far out from the camera body to fit the waterproof case but if I can salvage the camera at all I'll be happy. I guess it's not too bad as is for ebike videos where alot is road and you don't notice the detail anyway but it's more noticable if you pan around or have other detail you're trying to look at. Maybe I shouldn't risk killing it all together...
Good excuse to buy a hero 2 though
Dueling bikes is sweet! I'm just getting there myself. Now I can show my guests to proper hospitality (but hopefully not the 'hospital' part of that)
Heh yeah I normally have a 3 speed switch on mine but it broke when my bike fell over the other day (I leaned it on a glass window at a shop not realising it was actually a really long sliding glass door!) That helps tame it alot of people start out in 30% mode.
knoxie wrote:My dad would have so loved the ebikes I ride now, he used to tool around on all sorts of motorbikes in the fifties and sixties, I have all these great pictures of him looking like James Dean
Yeah my dad has pics from the late 60s early 70s when he used to ride bikes too - a triumph 650 I think which he says had the power:weight ratio of a jumbo jet
Re: his hair Greg, it's the same haircut he's had since he was 18! (which was probably fashionable for bikies in the 60s.... )
Each time my dad rides my latest new and improved ebike he comes back super impressed but then does the parent thing and says it's too fast and powerful and I'm going to end up killing myself on it. Bah, worms have gotta eat too