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    Cool-blue Rhythm How's it hanging? (Your strap/tripod/bag -system when riding)

    I'm going to bring my old dslr to the trail. I thought that with a strap around my neck it would be just fine, but I don't know how to bring my full size tripod or to bring it at all?

    Does someone use fulltripod when on trail?

    Feel free to post your equipment despite my question.

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    I have one of these for travel:
    Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section

    But I rarely take it with me. If I do decide to bring a tripod I usually carry this one:
    Joby Gorillapod Focus/Ballhead X Bundle (Black/Gray) JB00158-CEN

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    The Gorillapod is a nice idea. It wont skewer you in a crash. Can you hang it on a tree branch?

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    Yea you can hang it on just about anything that the legs can wrap around. It's a great compact travel tripod. I've seen a couple other bikers with one while riding and coincidentally one of them was wearing the same bag.

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    I don't carry a pod when I ride. I use a capture clip to keep my camera accessible. Opinions vary on whether or not your camera is safe anywhere but in a bag.

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    I use my camera strap around my neck, under my arm, then snug the strap and rotate camera to front center. Works good for the rare occasions I want my camera out while changing locations. Use your bike as a monopod, don't self shoot.
    A Useful Bear is a handy thing.

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    I recently did the same thing. "camera strap around my neck, under my arm, then snug the strap and rotate camera to front center." works fine and I feel like it's quite safe place to keep a camera. (except if you hit it to your stem.)

    Self shooting is the only way to have a picture of me actually doing something. Not just pic of landscape and bike and possibly my dog. And that's because I ride alone besides when I ride with my dog. (Don't tell her but she isn't much of a photographer)

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    ^Came across this, very light and compact, $40-$50.

    tamrac | ZipShot® Tripods
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    Quote Originally Posted by KK89 View Post
    The Gorillapod is a nice idea. It wont skewer you in a crash. Can you hang it on a tree branch?
    Just got one of those to mount my GoPro on! I think it needs the tripod adapter from GoPro

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    Vaude I Handlebar Bag with an Ortlieb Camera Insert…work great together…small and light, with separate compartment for keys, phone, camera batteries, etc…carried two cameras in main with a divider (The Orltlieb is like the interior of a camera case so you can put velcro camera bag dividers anywhere you want…). The Vaude zippers are facing the rider for easy access without getting off your bike…took several spills and the Vaude Bag with Camera insert protected my cameras without fault…I added the Kwikclick Locking retainer on mine off Ebay...
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    Review & Contest: Vaude Road I Handlebar Bag | TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World

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