Cyclocross on Another Level: Video from a Bird’s Eye View of Racing at Candlestick Park

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Aerial footage of Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Race #1, Candlestick Park by Jason Anderson

Aerial footage of Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Race #1, Candlestick Park by Jason Anderson

Cyclocross is the best spectator sport in our humble opinion, and one of the awesome aspects of the sport is a fan’s ability to stand just inches from the athletes and see every drip of sweat and all the drama as the race unfolds. But once in a while, we witness another perspective that reminds us of the beauty of the sport as well.

Jason Anderson filmed the Bay Area Super Prestige Race #1 at Candlestick Park on Sunday with a Carbon Scarab QuadOcta and a GoPro HD Hero camera.  That’s a long name for a fancy remote control device with a helmet camera.  But the result is amazing. Check out the video below, or the HD version here.  Anderson has taken cyclocross filming to a new level, literally.

View the HD 720p version of Anderson’s aerial footage in our Cowbell community site.



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Remarkable video!

The SCARAB Quad appears very stable, considering the camera mount and the windy conditions. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos.


Great video, and it looked like a great race. Where were all the spectators?


Steve, it's Northern California in the fall - they're out doing LOTS of things on their own. They're going to the beach, they're at AYSO games, they're mowing the lawn, they're riding their bikes! We don;t get worried about lack of spectators - we organize our events for our customers - Cyclocross racers. If spectators come, super fine - if not - we're still racing. We may get more spectator-types at our night race next month - stay tuned for "Saturday Night @Sierra Point" Nov. 12th for the next Eye in the Sky view.

Tom Simpson

Pilarcitos Cyclesports

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