Handlebar Camera vs. aggressive a-hole

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pinky
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Yeah, that “being accused” thing rubbed me the wrong way too. But my goal here was to make him know that 1) there are repercussions to being a jerk and 2) he’s not anonymous in his vehicle.

Still a win in my book :)


jonawebb
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Yeah, good work, though I think you’re being a little too kind. He was deliberately endangering your life, he should’ve been in serious trouble. But hopefully that will be the last time he harasses a cyclist.


StuInMcCandless
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Looking at this from the perspective of looking back at this incident from months later, it’s an excellent example of having your facts straight (plate, dates, times), installing and using a helmet cam, posting the relevant parts, and picking the best moment to follow up. You were not crying wolf, you had multiple reports, you approached the matter as calmly as possible, and opted not to press charges so much as “want it to stop”, thus leaving the police some leeway to handle it effectively.

I sure hope the guy changes his ways.


Mick
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+1 Stu.

When I hear of police saying “It’s just your word against his” (which wasn’t the case here), I think about how much it means to have the police knocking on your door asking about something.

I like the imaginary conversation “My word against his? Have you talked to him? Or do you just have my word? My word is that he did a crime. What’s his?”

After all, there is always the possibility that a guy like this one might start in with “Well, she was on a bike! She shouldn’t be on the road! I hope I taught her a lesson!”

I’m guessing that this guy would have liked to say that, but had at least an inkling of the consequences.

I think the guy will be more cautious about bicylists, but that he still will be a road hazard. And probably a hazard off the road, too.

Still, we’re on bikes a lot, so it’s good for all of us. Thanks, Pinky.


Pierce
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Talk of cameras spans across a couple of threads, but I decided to choose this one to drop in a camera I just picked up:

New contender?:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNHUNLO/ref=pe_385040_127541850_TE_item

If you search SJ1000, you can find a lot of different sellers/brands for the same unit. It has a looping feature, g-sensor to counteract previously mentioned looping feature, and HD video recording. Also at cheapest price point I’ve seen, around $50-80

I’ll let the group know how it works when I get it. At this price range though, assuming it works okay at night, it’s (at $60) less than half the price of the long delayed RideEye and a 1/4th of the increasingly expensive Fly6.

I don’t particularly enjoy the prospect of dealing with law enforcement, but I see no other way at present to deal with the reckless driving and harassment I frequently encounter.


srpit
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Speaking of Rideye, the first production run is in transit and will hopefully start shipping later this month. They’ve posted sample footage from one of the first units off the production line here:

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