Right after finishing the Pieterpad trail I made a post about having a microadventure more often. The last 2 weeks I have been out already on a microadventure mountainbiking at 6 in the morning before work!
I’ve also bought the book about microadventures from Alastair Humphreys and it is a wonderful book! Also not expensive, especially for what you are getting. there are a number of great small adventures in the book like “Walking home for Christmas”. It certainly depends on how far you have to go, but it is a good idea. With this warm weather I’ve been on adventure! Mountainbiking at 6 in the morning, before work which was great! You get to wake up the forrest and in the evening it’s easy to sleep in the warm evening. The problem that I had was, how do I blog about a microadventure in a way that won’t be boring? Normally I would write about it and add some pictures that I took with my mobile, but in that way I can’t take you, as a reader “with me” on a microadventure. So I got myself a GoPro! With this I think I can really take you, the reader with me on a microadventure. The current lineup from GoPro is not ideal if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. This year they came out with the entry level Hero 2018 for 220,-, which was about the amount I was willing to spend, excluding accesories. This one has got some disadvantages.
- No ProTune (no control over the quality of the video)
- No Superview mode (this is the mode you want for mountainbiking)
- No Linear mode (this is the mode for straight lines like buildings)
After some research I found the Hero 5 Session, which GoPro has discontinued last year. I think, they have only done this to sell the Hero 2018. The Hero 5 session does not have a screen, but it has got the features I just mentioned, and more for the same money! After googling and making phone calls I think I have found the last one on sale in The Netherlands! For post editing I will be using Davinci Resolve. You can download and use it for free with a few limitations which you won’t touch for basic editing. This weekend I will be mountainbiking also, just to create some videos and try it out. For next weekend, I’ve already planned some adventures! On friday morning a friend is coming to go mountainbiking together and he has also got an action cam so we can combine the images! After that I’m getting my backpack and going to Bloemendaal aan Zee for a concert from damien Rice. Gonna stay at a campsite very close to the sea so I hope I won’t screw up the vids too much. So watch out for my new posts with fresh content!