thanks for taking the time to write out some advice!
definitely wouldn't try and include it as part of a normal ride apart from maybe strapping the camera to the goggles/fullface and getting some first-person riding footage of the trails to mix in to projects later.... i do also plan on taking the camera out and about with me when i can though to stop and get the odd nature shot and stuff (extra meat as it were)
spent about 3 hours filming a 1 hour ride on sunday i'd guess, fully expect to be sat at the computer for longer than that to edit it down, i'm planning on editing it with the soundtrack in place so its cut on the beat and follows a sense of rhythm when possible.
the bit we filmed is a local loop so i already had ideas of what shots i wanted to get and i'm pretty happy with the unedited clips so far. In fact for a couple of months all i can think about when riding is what shot/framing would look good on each section... its entering my dreams too
wish the gorrillapod had arrived in time for sunday though (came yesterday) as there's certain shots i could only get low enough to the ground by having to mount the camera on top of my vented helmet and hold the helmet as steady as possible on the ground! (difficult when shivering in the cold)
mrsconsequence wants a video of her doing a particular bit of singletrack when the sun comes out in spring, I've told her how much walking back up and riding over and over it'll take but i dont think she quite understands haha.
i wish i had a decent camcorder as well as the "helmet cam" but budget doesnt allow that at the moment so i'll have to see what i can do using just the helmet cam and encouraging friends with equipment to join me.
thanks again for the advice dude and good work on the videos, really enjoyed them!