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    Great morning for a ride!












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    Sweet--looks like fun! You should consider coming down for the solstice ride in Monument on 12/22/11 to celebrate the days getting longer.

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    Your thermometer, is that a stem cap?

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    Looks like Ohio weather.
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    Very nice, clear shots. Be interested to hear techniques for night shooting - here's mine from last night on Green Mountain and it is pretty grainy (maybe it's good for an iPhone pic...?). Any hints would be appreciated.
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    i think scars images are done with flash, judging from 2nd image where you can see shadow of the bike frame, unless its from his headlamp. for night shots i use tripod, no flash, long exposure. also the higher the iso the more grain you will get. also dont point your bar light towards the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Sweet--looks like fun! You should consider coming down for the solstice ride in Monument on 12/22/11 to celebrate the days getting longer.
    Tell us more about this ride, open to anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    i think scars images are done with flash, judging from 2nd image where you can see shadow of the bike frame, unless its from his headlamp. for night shots i use tripod, no flash, long exposure. also the higher the iso the more grain you will get. also dont point your bar light towards the camera.
    The tripod and long exposure make sense. I am somewhat loath to carry a tripod around with me though. My picture was taken with a flash and with my helmet light focused on the bike. What looks like a bar light pointing back to the camera is actually a reflector on my Bar Mitts reflecting my helmet light back at the camera . Helmet light provided by Scar as it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmac View Post
    I am somewhat loath to carry a tripod around with me though.
    Mini tripods are cheap, light and don't take up much room at all.
    The GorillaPod is pretty awesome - you can bend it around to cling to branches, etc

    Cool website, brankulo!

    Scar, is that Chimney? If so, you shoulda stuck around a bit longer for the awesome fog show. Will post pix later (if I remember).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mantaman View Post
    Tell us more about this ride, open to anyone?
    Absolutely! We're going to meet at the lower Preserve trailhead at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd in Monument. This will be the 5th or 6th Monument celebration of the Solstice ride in a row (summer and winter). It usually ends up being a fairly large group, and there will be an appropriate amount of celebrating so dress warmer than you normally would for the conditions. The pace is a no-one-gets-left-behind pace, but if we have a large enough group, we'll split off into a hammerhead group and a slower group.

    If we have folks driving down from up north, it probably makes sense to have a later meeting time of 6:30pm to give a little more time (shoot, anyone driving up from the Springs probably needs that too based on the I-25 traffic lately).

    I'll post an official thread about the ride.

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    No flash...........

    Just bright lights! Yes I had a helmet light on also

    Tripod and a timer works best for long exposures. No tripod to be had this morning so these were just done in Auto mode with no flash. Using a Canon SD780

    Yes the thermometer is a stem cap from StemCAPtain

    The Solstice ride sounds like a hoot.

    rrmac - great to hear the helmet light is meeting your needs. Digging the Fat bike

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    I had not posted this in the Front Range forum, but................

    there is a guy flying around up in Canada that has mounted one of my lights on his airplane!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_andy View Post
    The GorillaPod is pretty awesome - you can bend it around to cling to branches, etc
    ...Adding to my Christmas list...

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    SWEET! Looks like a great ride!

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    Short clip from this ride




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    If I could only get my butt outta bed in time..... Vid looks fun!

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    I do not see the enjoyment in riding a bike before the sun comes up and in 17 degree weather. Good for you though, and good for me for as I was sleeping while you were riding.

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    originally posted by mtboasis
    i do not see the enjoyment in riding a bike before the sun comes up and in 17 degree weather. Good for you though, and good for me for as i was sleeping while you were riding.


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    I think that's the first time I've experienced vertigo watching a video!

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