My name is Patrick Cormier and I'm a 46 year old Information Technology Manager living in Old South in London Ontario, Canada. Strangely, my degree is in English Language and Literature, from King's College at the University of Western Ontario. I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but have lived here in London for over 20 years.
I started with video from the bike fairly early on by attaching an old digital camera with surprisingly good video capabilities to my handlebars. Back then, my wife said, "that's cool, just don't ever put the camera on your head". In April 2011, I put a new purpose-built camera right on top of my helmet. Mrs. Rantwick hasn't disowned me yet. I'm sure it crosses her mind sometimes, since I look like something of a freak when I'm out on the bike, which is pretty often since I cycle to work and back most days:
Me in winter gear. When my balaclava is up, I look more like a scuba diver than a cyclist.
The helmet cam marks me as a special person.
My helmet wasn't geeky enough, so I added a super bright blinkey light.
Although cycling is a frequent topic here on Rantwick, I have found that I am incapable of writing about it exclusively... I am easily distracted by other things and can't seem to resist writing about them too. I love that people stop by to read this blog; I hope it makes it into your "FUN STUFF" category. Thanks for visiting and please feel free to comment or email me any time. I really like that part.