DIY GoPro Bobber

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Geri Barce... | 03.29.2015 - 2:51 pm

my gopro mountain dew bobber

my gopro mountain dew bobber

Why the need for a GoPro Bobber?

Basically you need it for your camera safety when using your camera on water. Particularly at sea, because without it, your GoPro will easily submerged like a stone. So a bobber will save it, much more if the color is bright, you could easily see it even when its dark. It’s also a floating device, and you can shoot photos/videos underwater hands free! Isn’t that amazing!

That’s why for my DIY Bobber project, I choose the Mountain Dew 400ml plastic bottle because of its green fluorescent color.

Other materials needed

1 pc concrete nail size 4 inch
1 GoPro orig or generic Tripod Mount
1 set of 1/8th bolt & nut
(but in my case, I’ve used the bolt from my wreck tripod mount)
Silicon sealer
Mountain Dew 400ml flourescent platic bottle
(or any plastic bottle na mahanap nyo, yan kase Mountain Dew bottle na yan eh very rare na kse ginagawang palamuti rin sa mga jeep, sa kariton, sa bike, etc..)
Yan nga gamit ko, nakita ko lang naka display sa isang store, nilambing ko lang yung tindera kaya binenta sa akin hehe)

Procedure (very basic, even a 10 year old can do it)

Hammer half the length of the nail on the center of the cap to make a hole.
Move the nail in circular motion just to enlarge the hole a little bigger
Insert the 1/8th bolt and nut in between the cap
Place the tripod mount on bolt on the top of the cap
Cover the bolt and nut underneath the cap with silicon. Have it dry for while
Fit the cap on the bottle and place your GoPro camera
Finish! You now have a personalized GoPro Bobber and have save yourself some money.


Enjoy your water activity with your personalized GoPro bobber! :D

Tribute to Ozzy

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Geri Barce... | 03.19.2015 - 11:23 pm

My daily companion for almost 4 years, sa hirap at sarap, sa office at galaan, sa simple errands and most of all sa ADVENTURES! Walang iba kundi si Ozzy (my Yamaha Mio) scooter.


Q. Why I named her/him Ozzy?

A. I got the idea from the plate number. OZ-4291

Q. Why Pink? Do I like pink? Am I a fan of Hello Kitty? lol :D

A. The scooter was originally intended for my friend’s wife. Fortunately, my friend’s wife doesn’t want to drive one, she only wants to be a pillion. That’s why my friend sold it to me bcoz my scooter Miah, also a Yamaha Mio, was bikenapped, and I really needed a ride! I really don’t like pink haha!

Never akong nagkaroon ng sira sa daan, yun nga lang naging suki ako ng vulcanizing kase hindi tubeless tires ang gamit ko haha! But engine wise and performance wise, the best si Ozzy ko! Nabili ko sya na naka setup na ng 54mm block, but mas prefer ko pa rin yung stock since viajero ako, so wala pang 1 year binalik ko na sya sa stock which is happy naman ako sa speed and tipid nya sa gas. You wouldn’t believe it pero she only gulped a remarkable 1 liter per 50 km!  Winner talaga lalo na pag long distance travel, mas lalo syang matipid! Its not a trade secret naman kung bakit ito matipid. Palit na kase yung gearing nya nung nabili ko sya, tapos ako naman pinasakal ko din yung carb by replacing the jettings (sorry I forgot the number hehe). But still kahit stock sya, it can reach a top speed of 120kph. Baka sabihin nyo kuwento lang. You can watch the video here –

I sold Ozzy last January kase na-offer-an ng mejo magandang presyo, ok lang naman since kilala ko naman yung nakabili at alam kong aalagaan din sya katulad ng pag-aalaga ko sa kanya.

And now my simple tribute to Ozzy! Sensya na po konti lang photos namin :MRGRIN:


Somewhere in Marilaque

Jariel’s Peak in Infanta, Quezon

During the blessing of all my wheels. My van Cjay, My trike Tricia and my scooter Ozzy at Antipolo Church

Somewhere in San Narciso Zambales. Ozzy overload hehe

At Sabang Beach in Baler, Aurora

Infront of Baler, Aurora Museum and Municipal Hall

Me and Ozzy at Sabang Beach in Baler, Aurora

Canili Dam in Baler, Aurora

at Kaybiang Tunnel in Ternate-Nasugbu Highway, Maragondon, Cavite

Taal Volcano at the background. Tagaytay City

at Mount Samat in Bataan

At the Lions Head in Kennon Road, Baguio

somewhere in Nueva Vizcaya

Somewhere along Halsema Highway in Benguet

at Anawangin in Pundaquit, Zambales

somewhere in Sual, Pangasinan

at the welcome arc in Bolinao

my favorite marker of them all, the HIGHEST POINT in Atok, Benguet

pag walang ride, sa bahay lang pahinga

stopover on the way to Pangasinan

Welcome Arc in Sagada, Benguet Province

Junction bago umakyat pa-Sagada

somewhere in Banaue Rice Terraces

welcome arc in Banaue Mountain Province

welcome arc of Nueva Ecija pa Dalton Pass yata ito

South China Sea at our back

welcome arc of Pagudpud

Windmills of Bangui, Ilocos Norte

at Kapurpurawan, Burgos, Ilocos Norte

Welcome Arc of Ilocos Norte

Cervantes Bridge in Ilocos Sur

selfie daw si Ozzy sa Bangui Windmills

at the popular Bitukang Manok or Eme Road in Pagbilao, Quezon

Jumpshot at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral, Naga City

Groupie at Porta Mariae Arc in Naga City. Its also our last long ride together.

At Kamay Ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon. Our last photo together, after arriving in Manila, I handed Ozzy to its new owner. :(

Thanks to the years of happiness and adventure we have shared together Ozzy :D

Bicol Ride captured with GoPro

Posted by raredog in A.U.T.S., Geri Barce... | 02.26.2015 - 2:40 pm

Here’s a short clip from Viajista’s ride in Bicol, and my last ride with Ozzy! The whole ride was phenomenal and I can’t wait to do it again. My only regrets are the water spots on my GoPro lens during rainy moments. Pede kaya yung mga rain guards for cars dito?


Locations: Eme Road/Bitukang Manok/Quezon National Park, CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC), Plaza Rizal, Naga City

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