I hid a GoPro in my Bike Bag
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I hid a GoPro in my Bike Bag

August 25, 2019

So tomorrow morning, I’m getting on an air plane and flying from ashville, North Carolina. To Anaheim, California my Carbon mountain bike is gonna be inside of here now travel before I looked out the window I see the way they treat these packages and I thought you know what let me put my GoPro at risk and see if we can get a little better of an idea what happens on those trips the Only thing is I’m not be able to record a full resolution. It’s gonna be filming through this little screen Don’t expect high fidelity anything with that said let’s see if we can do it. so what I’m thinking is I’m gonna have to cut a round hole behind here and take the GoPro to back inside the bag. This is an expensive bag I don’t want to cut holes in it but It’s just even worth it for this I’m just gonna have too start cutting Do I have a really sharp knife You’ve just got a blank razor blade in that hand yeah post it on reddit, yeah I’m trying to cut more. I see what you’re doing You’re just putting the the just the lens through this. Hole. Yes, okay. I got you. I’ve been known to cut Expensive things everyone knows that can’t have nice things you’re holding Oh my god theres such a better tool for this hold on Scissors What does it look like when you stick it in there It’s pretty incognito actually I took me a second to realize it was actually a GoPro lens poking through so there now we can see whatever they GoPro see is I can see you just find it sets in like 100% hack mode this does not look good, but Hey, we’re make it work I don’t think that the duct tape alone is gonna be a very good thing to Hold this sorry enough unless you like way overkill with duct tape We could do that Okay, GoPros taped on there. You don’t think it would look just way more awesome If I just cut it out cut out the circle there. I don’t know I’m going for it man I’m going for I’m going for broke. I’m gonna cut out the circle rest in peace EVOC bag I Cringed when you used the razor blade with no handle okay? Here we go oh Look at that. Let’s just hope this doesn’t get smashed Music We will be using stairs for deplaning today Please watch your step And hold the handrail as you deplane All right, so i’m here in charlotte. I kind of consider that the worst thing that can happen is I lose a GoPro but on the way here on the plane I realize that could actually be much worse There’s this module inside my bag with duct tape all over, and it looks kind of sketchy, and if the bag gets inspected They’re gonna find that thing How do I consider that possibility I? Wouldn’t have done this or at the very least I would have put like a post-it note in there that said GoPro now I’m thinking I really Really should not have done. This don’t copycat this video in any way like I wish I could take it back now It’s probably out there right now or in some room with a bunch of people in hazmat suits Music All right layover in Phoenix, I’m really stressed out about this bag kind of regretting doing this Music In Southern, California The moment of truth is coming did my bag make it Or did it get confiscated. I think that’s it Holy, Sh** no way I can’t believe it Alright, let’s take a look here. I know it’s out of battery And that goes without saying oh holy crap This looks so sketchy. There’s no note in here like they inspected it, so I guess it just went through What there’s still battery it must have stopped recording, or a must have. I don’t know what’s going on here It looks almost like somebody stopped it from recording. Well anyway guys. I have no idea What’s on this, GoPro, but I’m sure you guys do by now, so I’m off the box component So we’re gonna be doing lots of fun stuff there so catch me in the next video Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time

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  1. Looks like they did a good job with my bike! I also did some research and it seems that lithium batteries are cool to put in checked bags as long as they’re installed in a camera. The bag was inspected in Asheville and cleared.

  2. so seth, yes get the evoc bag? have a trip in 2 months. need a way to transport the bike. was thinking evoc simply because i dont wanna take my bike apart enough for an oru or hen house bag. pull the pin and get one? chili red is a pretty color after all =p

  3. Great video! How could the battery last the whole flight? Did you use wifi to switch it on/off or connected a power bank with it?

  4. Wait isn’t this like super illegal? Ahahah especially putting it online? You’re showing millions the insides of an airport? (Idk might just be me)

  5. It probably shut down due to low temperature. I had a hard time keeping them warm enough to function on Mount Rainier.

  6. GoPro? Get a cheapo for such a task ffs
    1.1 million subs. You 'need' to take your bike on a trip?
    Exactly how do you think that looks like a suspicious package?
    Kool vid though…

  7. This was useless and anticlimactic. He thinks and exposed gopro with a slight amount of tape on it will be flagged as a biohazard. And what’s the point it’s just a bag going through the airport no one opened the bag despite what he said about his camera.

  8. as always, good vidz and tons of info to the bike community! keep it up seth. quick question on check-in cost for the bike, how much?

  9. its cool to see the behind the scenes action at the airport. It also looks like they took good care of your bike. I don't think there is anything sketchy about that camera nor anything to be worried about, cameras are in checked bags all the time.

  10. You probably did more damage to your bag with that blade than airport staff did by gently moving your bag around lol

  11. I shipped my new stumpjumper back from Melbourne to Sydney recently, and the bike shop put it in a levo box (huge)

    At the airport, when they were checking in my box, they put it on the scales, but it was so big it was straddling two scales. Hence it weighed in at 11kg (24 lb) 😀

    The box arrived in Sydney a little battered around the edges, but the bike was fine.

  12. Next time you go to southern California try and find some trails I'm looking and closest to me I 1 hour a way ( I'm a beginner/intermidiet rider) ( if you know some in southern California please tell me in the reply section)

  13. Should have sewn a couple elastic straps on the inside to hold the GoPro. That woulda made for lots of future uses and looked way better and inconspicuous.
    Never too late tho!

  14. I love how you were all worried about them searching your bag and then said a bunch of sketchy stuff out loud in the terminal.

  15. Everyone envisions ground crew flinging their bike around like two people trying to chuck a body by the arms and legs into a river, but we all know that while ground crew are relatively strong because the job requires it, they simply aren't strong enough to throw every bag they handle throughout the day. IOW, they are just going to get through their day with doing only the required effort. None of them are Strongman competitors throwing beer kegs onto the 2nd floor.

  16. actually putting gopro with batteries into the hold of the aircraft can be quite dangerous, they contain lithium batteries that can never be put into the hold of an aircraft

  17. Thank you for sharing. I think they did inspect your bag. At 2:28 or so you can hear the bag unzip and quickly rezip. If that was an inspection it was a joke. Glad you did this. I looked like your bag was professional handled. Keep up the great work and keep on biking.

  18. I am almost certain this is the dude who yelled at me on how to it properly set the gains on my amp

  19. Lol. You took care to place and cut out for the GoPro in a great spot. Then they put the checked tag and heavy tag in front of it DOH! 😂

  20. I think if they suspected an explosive device, they would have detained you before the plane took off in Asheville.

  21. 4:25 don’t worry about the bag. Saying “I’m really stressed out about this bag really wish I hadn’t done this” is way more suspicious

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