I'll start off by linking this website, it is EXTREMELY helpful for GoPro questions and should be able to answer at least some stuff for you. I use Final Cut Express, and use this site to make your video usable and easy to deal with by converting it (i did not make this tutorial)
READ THE MANUAL. You'd think this was common sense, but i know how to work my GoPro pretty well just by reading through it once or twice and working with my GoPro as i read.
This is also a common question. "How do i get my camera to upload footage if i plug it in and a red light just appears?" This means it is charging but will not upload any footage. You need the GoPro to be on and plugged it.
Here is the web page for the HD Hero. It shows the different mounts that it comes with as well as tech specs, ect.
I don't know what else to say... mount the gopro somewhere easy to use and press the buttons. you can use the bike mount and attach it to a ski pole but i ghetto mounted mine to half a broom handle with one end flattened and the flat mount attached to that.