Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kiwi's Fundraising Rides 2013

I am officially signed up for both the American Diabetes Association's Gold Country Tour de Cure & the LIVESTRONG Challenge: Davis rides.

After raising $500 for LIVESTRONG and having a blast last year, I knew right then and there I had to ride for LIVESTRONG again, and also help support another organization. 

This year I opted to ride for the American Diabetes Association as I am a Type 2 diabetic and the only time I can control my sugars without assistance from meds is when I am on a bike!

Both of these rides are fundraisers. I ride 45 miles for LIVESTRONG June 23 and I am doing the Diabetes ride as a warm up ride of 30 miles. The Tour de Cure takes place on May 4th (May the 4th be with me!)

Please help cheer me on and please help support 2 good causes! <----American Diabetes Association page <-----LIVESTRONG Challenge: Davis page

Thank you!!!

My first training ride of the year.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

GoPro 2 Underwater Test

Just over a year ago I got the chance to try out the GoPro2 on a snorkeling adventure at Sea World's Discovery Cove in Florida. Overall I really liked it.

The one downfall I had with it was, it is hard to know what exactly you are shooting at. That is why GoPro sells the upcharge for the lcd back. The other problem I forsee with using the the LCD backpac underwater is that you would be unable to see it while also using the floaty backdoor.

I also used an aftermarket flat lens to fix the focus issues underwater. GoPro has, since the taking of this video, released an underwater housing, and the new GoPro 3 housings had flat lenses.

My feelings on the GoPro camera are that it is a very good small camera, With alterations it obviosuly makes a good underwater camera.