For some odd reason, cyclists who head out fully-kitted in some tracking and filming gear come in for some ridicule, but every cyclist should actually follow suit. There are some very real advantages to tracking and filming your outdoor exploits out on your bike, whether you do it for fun or if it’s something you take part in competitively.

Monitoring your performance

Even if you just go out biking for fun, at some point you’ll want to benefit from the physical and mental challenges that form an inherent part of the activity. As a result, you’ll naturally want to start monitoring your performance, in which case using simple tracking apps can do the trick. It’s very satisfying being able to look back on a particularly impressive distance covered, in relation to the time it took to complete it. Additionally, you have some tangible records to work with as a base upon which to build up your performance and improve.

Monetizing your content

Imagine you’re cycling down a stretch of road that is all too familiar to everybody who knows anything about that part of town and all of a sudden a totally unexpected event takes place, like a monkey crossing the road and momentarily blocking your path. That’s some rare footage which can make you quite a bit of money, but you would have had to have had your GoPro mounted on your helmet and rolling to have caught it in the first place. Upload the footage to YouTube and enable video monetization for some passive income. It’s possible and makes for just one of many ways to monetize your cycling data and footage.

Covering your legal bases

Any cyclist who pursues their hobby or who cycles on more of a competitive basis only has good intentions with their participation in this activity. You’re not out to hurt anybody and, as far as it goes with personal benefits, it’s a healthy way to have some fun that can be tapped-into anytime. Consequently, you never really plan for the worst that could happen, one of which such scenarios could be getting involved in an accident which has you suffering personal injury. Now, the best personal injury attorney Los Angeles has available might be able to get you the compensation due to you, but there are certain things that would really go a long way in helping your case.

So if for instance your action camera was rolling at the time of the impact which led to your personal injury, what better evidence to support your case can you ever have than that? So recording your exploits could really come in handy as a way through which to cover your legal bases.

Wrapping up

So don’t let anyone make you feel guilty or bad about documenting and tracking your cycling exploits. This could help you a lot in monitoring your performance and help you improve. It can also earn you some money if you’re smart about how you deploy the data and media you collect, and you have the best form of evidence of where you were and exactly what happened in case you may need it.