Sb, wasn't too worried about ice being on the road. This stretch of highway only opens from late March/early April until I believe... late Oct. But when it does open, the temperatures never dip below 40 at night and the roads are cleaned to the point where it eases the mind a bit. I couldn't recall any moment where there were rocks/gravel around. Not too much traffic either, a real motorcycle haven! Now taking a spill and hitting the ice...well, that's another story. There's also the drop offs on the right with no railings...
Star, I was using a Panasonic PVGS70 camcorder. And I just used a video editing software on my PC to chop up the vid and add a soundtrack.
I think a fork mounted camera would make great video! I'd mount it right above the fender so you can have a reference of the bike to the road, maybe the wheel?
My next mounting spots (if I ever get around to doing it
) would be on the frame slider. And also the rear passenger footpeg facing back. I couldn't use the camcorder on those spots, so a small digi cam will do. But I'll be using this mount >> link
. $13 mount. Those two mounting spots also make a great view of the suspension travel on the front wheel and the rear wheel. I always thought it was cool watching the wheels go up and down with the contours of the road.
As for the camera mount I used on the actual video, here's what it is.
Mantel, I got distracted by glacier lake to the left over the lookout. You can tell I'm distracted from 2:15. Not the best idea with those turns, but if you could see it, man you'd understand.