Windmills on Tehachapi-Willow Springs Rd - Tehachapi, California
A search began to find the right tool I could use to capture images on a whim as I whizzed by on a bike. I had a GoPro mini video camera that did a great job capturing videos but was an absolute pain in the rear when trying to take a still image. I think something like six decided and difficult button pushes were required to enable the still image mode on the camera. Not only that, unless equipped with the optional LCD screen, you had no idea what you were shooting. It didn't work. I continued the search.
Last spring the Garmin Virb caught my attention because it was a Garmin product and I was researching their tools for capturing my heart and bike data. The camera was a first generation product meant to compete with the GoPro. While larger the Virb caught my attention for three reasons; sizable record on button, always hot still shots, and a built-in gps.
From Biking Around Tehachapi - 6 September 2014