My Slickest Filming System Yet

It’s a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition.

The camera has WiFi, which talks to the app on my phone, which I use to preview and control the camera, come ON.

It’s my first GoPro. My buddy lent me his, when I drove shifter karts in the fall, but that’s it (that’s a Samsung Galaxy III, and my first Android. Thanks again, TELUS)

The app is what makes it amazing, look:

  1. – so many camera controls. The LED one is a favourite
  2. – delete files from SD card…
  3. – … and check the card’s capacity

Been dreaming about something like this since ’07. Because this, plus my iPhone, MacBook Air 11″, and I’m done. Even 2 years ago, it was 20 lbs on my back.

New electronics smell so good, eh.

This might be some of the first footage like this in Canada.

This camera isn’t available here yet, the app came out November 12th, and below is the morning of the 13th, when I drove around that ice.

First video will be, “Ice Driving – Proving Winter Tires Work”. I’ll post it Wednesday.



Driving Shifter Karts at Mosport

Best driving experience!  

130 km/h, inches off the ground, G-force = 5, want more.

Wrote a column about it.

My favourite line in the article:

… “It also serves as a wake up call to what 100 km/h actually feels like. With the technology in today’s cars, it’s easy to become complacent and forget that driving is really piloting a large, fast moving weapon.”

That above line is why I love driving so much.

The footage came out great eh; it was my first time using a GoPro.

Thanks for the duct tape security, Luke.

This is at the Mosport track.  Come on, I’ll show you.

Make sure to chew gum when you go; your teeth will try to smash themselves together.

Above is the end of the longest straight-away, braking and

downshifting hard, going into a hairpin, turn 5.

The owner and your host, Mike Salmon of – 0 – 200 km/h in 6 seconds.  Welcome to my blog, Mike!

You will be bruised, because there is no suspension, you are the suspension.

My lower left back was blue. I’d have posted a photo, but there wasn’t time, because I heal like Wolverine :|

The engine is a 6-speed Honda 125cc.

Only place I know of in Ontario where you can do this.

If ever the opportunity arises for you to go karting, shifter kart or not, say yes – you’ll emerge a better driver.

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