As I got ready to participate in my first century ride in 2011, I bought a Contour video camera so that I could record it. After the ride I edited all the clips together and it is now a lasting memory. The next year, I also recorded almost every training ride. It has been a great way to document my rides and share with my teammates.
I started off using the original Contour Cam. I loved the mounting system, video quality, and durability of the camera. In fact, this thing still worked after a bike crash in which I cracked my helmet in 3 places and had the camera ripped off. It was dinged up and the latch on the battery door broke, but the video was still top notch.
Last year, I upgraded to a Contour Roam. It boasts even better video quality, water resistance, and an easier on/off system. I also switched from using a helmet mount to one on my handlebars. I get more vibration on the handlerbars, but the camera angle is better and I don’t look like a dork with the camera on my head. 🙂