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    Helmetcam passion (BC Rockies)



    If anyone ever asks you why you mountainbike, show them these videos. If they're still not convinced, don't even bother to check a pulse, they're dead.

    These are the first two videos from our BC Rockies trip last week... first is the Verboten Wald downhill from Fernie...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=JFvIVNk1t9U

    ...and then the *amazing* JumpingPound/Cox Hill trail that starts at about 7000', above snow and tree line, climbs some, then descends through 2000 balls to the wall feet. It feels like the top of the world. Stick around for the last four minutes... breathtaking...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd50B-ajm84

    I was riding a Niner RIP9. Other riders are on Commencal Meta 5.2, an SC Blur and (amazingly) an Onyx HT.

    Lots more to come but I was stoked with these. Trip was organised by Sacred Rides (formerly Fernie Fat Tire). Our guides were Eddie and Val... very cool people. PM me for details if you are interested.


    (Tech blabla... 580 line Extreme Surveillance helmetcam recorded onto an Aiptek MP4 player, edited in FCP).
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    Nice...very nice.

    Some nice footage there. Thanks for sharing.

    Jumpingpound Ridge/Cox Hill is one of my favourite rides. It's a shame you didn't get to ride it when it was dry.

    BTW, Kananaskis Country is in Alberta.

    Cheers.

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    That is great thing about The Alberta and BC Rockies, great rides crown land open to all comers.

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    hey pink, i did not know you went to BC. i bet you had a pretty big grin on your face at the bottom of some of those descents.
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    Wow, great discipline for a helmet cam. You're never so aware of how much looking around you usually do on a ride until you wear a helmet cam. A fair bit of snow up on Jumping Pound/Cox Hill, when was that ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffscott
    That is great thing about The Alberta and BC Rockies, great rides crown land open to all comers.
    not if you live in banff national park... it's a shame living here and only have two or three good local trails to ride on.
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    the quality of the video is a little.... rough

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    Nice job!
    Totally stoked me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmongoose
    the quality of the video is a little.... rough

    really? I thought they were great vids. I am in the market for a helmet cam set up and thought those two showings were just what im looking for... maybe I am missing something, post your videos that aren't... rough so I have something else to go on

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb
    not if you live in banff national park... it's a shame living here and only have two or three good local trails to ride on.
    Yup, the national park service needs a big kick in the nuts, they have agenda's that are almost unbelievable.

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    eh, rough video is partly YouTube and partly the fact it is being recorded on an MP4 recorder. Hey ho. Quality would be better if recorded to DV but it is much heavier, more fragile, and annoying to edit.

    We were at JumpingPound on 15th September. The snow was from about three days before. We made first tracks through it...lovely.

    Here's a bit more in the same vein:


    Canyon Creek (Moonraker trails @ Golden)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=K9uZeRhs31c
    This was an amazing ride. Part of it is along a 200m cliff... it should feel very exposed but I didn't bother me at all.

    Windigo Chute (the Microwave tower run in Moonraker... short but intense!)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=PtfB_4XrbPI

    Mount Seven (Psychosis downhill course)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jciDq667f5o
    This is the last part of the Psychosis downhill course on Mount Seven. Set sphincter to 'cranked tightly shut'.
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    Yet more helmetcam from the same trip!

    Toby Canyon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBsH8NVnVNU
    This is a balls-out ride, much of it along a canyon clifftop... what a blast...

    Fernie, Pt I
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pEFvqjDHDk
    Our second day in Fernie... we're all a bit stiff... huge crash at 3'50" but Jon gets up laughing and carries on.

    Fernie, Pt 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIaukdmyqQM
    The semi-gnarly descent from the Cedar Bowl... very twisty and dusty... way steeper and trickier than it looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb
    not if you live in banff national park... it's a shame living here and only have two or three good local trails to ride on.
    How true, I do miss my life in Banff(sometimes), but the riding there left so much to be desired, for the local trails anyways. It's really a shame with all the mountains around and there are barely a handful of trails to ride. But I did get to do some great rides around LL and K-country, but then again it's a drive away.

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    Who is performing that song in the Verboten Wald vid? I recognized it from the Black Keys, didn't know it was a remake.
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    That would be the mighty, might <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sonics">Sonics</a>!

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