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    Nothing... except the kids in this vid are 10 to 13 years old.

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    I really enjoy watching these raw footage videos you guys have posted. Sure they don't have any fancy editing, but they show what the rider experienced on the ride, and that's what's important. I love videos that document a ride and let you hear the bike and rider sounds. The ones where the camera is placed on the ground and you can hear the bike flying by are really cool!

    BTW, I like hearing all the cussing and other dialogue from the rider in the helmet cam vids.

    I don't have any mtb videos that haven't already been posted here on MTBR, so I'll just have to direct you guys to my latest thread in Passion: Exploring the Quarry Trail and other nearby trails in Auburn, CA (pics & video). There is a video at the bottom of the page in my OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I really enjoy watching these raw footage videos you guys have posted. Sure they don't have any fancy editing, but they show what the rider experienced on the ride, and that's what's important. I love videos that document a ride and let you hear the bike and rider sounds. The ones where the camera is placed on the ground and you can hear the bike flying by are really cool!

    BTW, I like hearing all the cussing and other dialogue from the rider in the helmet cam vids.

    I don't have any mtb videos that haven't already been posted here on MTBR, so I'll just have to direct you guys to my latest thread in Passion: Exploring the Quarry Trail and other nearby trails in Auburn, CA (pics & video). There is a video at the bottom of the page in my OP.
    Beautiful country out there. Those climbs must be steeeep because you are laboring hard.

    I've posted this one somewhere else on MTBR but here it is again. Honorable mention to OO7, who I am chasing!

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    Good videos everyone! Hutch - I was almost expecting the first one to turn into a screamer.

    Daniel: I enjoyed yours, too. Brings back memories of my trip to Portugal, I spent some quality vacation time in the North with a base camp in Guimarăes long time ago.

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    you guys ruined EVERYTHING. im going back to passion
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    And now for something entirely different.

    Got the bling ring today. Who'ss the boss?
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    gah, my last link had issues. this should work. Massachusetts, earlier this spring, with my colorful commentary as usual. there is even a quick cameo of Pedalphile, patting my dog
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52585148?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/52585148">bike movie 3-18</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user11099461">Nicole Bolin29</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post

    BTW, I like hearing all the cussing and other dialogue from the rider in the helmet cam vids.
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    i like seeing everybody's "terrain" depending on what part of the country/world they're riding in
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    cant take credit for the vid, but i can take credit for having ridden this exact section tonight for the first time. ate it coming off the red bull wall the first time through but figured it out, and rode it many more times after without a hitch.

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    i took home a souvenir for my efforts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Beautiful country out there. Those climbs must be steeeep because you are laboring hard.

    I've posted this one somewhere else on MTBR but here it is again. Honorable mention to OO7, who I am chasing!
    That climb with the captions mentioning me having to walk it back in 1997 is so steep it was a near-maximum effort for me. At one point I looked at my Garmin and saw a heart rate of 202. Strava says I hit a max of 204.

    I am doing all these climbs with toe clips and straps instead of clipless. I have clipless pedals on my road bike, but I'm too chickensht to put them on my mtb due to the technical trails I sometimes ride. Clipless would have helped quite a bit on those steep fire road climbs.

    I don't have any good mtb chases like yours, but I have a good one on my climb up Donner Pass Road in September. Since this is "Off Camber", I figure it's okay for me to post a road ride video here. After all, I'm biking up a mountain, right?

    The woman in the last part of this video gave me a hell of a challenge. She probably heard me "freight training uphill" and decided to put the hammer down every time I got close .

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    The woman in the last part of this video gave me a hell of a challenge. She probably heard me "freight training uphill" and decided to put the hammer down every time I got close .
    Don't know about that. Your camera spent an awful lot of time aimed at her butt. Are you sure that you were really trying to pass her?

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    Nice arm strawberry BT!

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    I think they called it a bling ring as a self-defense because it looks really dorky IMHO.


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    yeah buddy! its hurtin for certain this morning haha. i dont care, i have eyeballed that line for a month and never thought i would have the balls to hit it anytime soon... but peer pressure is a mofo, aint it? (and the peers were as stoked as i was, after i got up, went back to the top, and kept on hittin it )

    if i can afford to ride there all winter, and dont destroy my bike in the process, i am gonna be so much better of a rider in the spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Don't know about that. Your camera spent an awful lot of time aimed at her butt. Are you sure that you were really trying to pass her?
    It was a handlebar-mounted ContourGPS camera, so of course it's going to stay pointed straight ahead. Speaking of straight, that's me. A straight female .

    Since the video has 100% natural sound, the sound of my effort should be enough proof that I was working hard on that climb. Here's the data from that ride for further proof: Bike Ride Profile | Donner Pass, Donner Lake Roads near | Times and Records | Strava or
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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I really enjoy watching these raw footage videos you guys have posted. Sure they don't have any fancy editing, but they show what the rider experienced on the ride, and that's what's important. I love videos that document a ride and let you hear the bike and rider sounds. The ones where the camera is placed on the ground and you can hear the bike flying by are really cool!

    BTW, I like hearing all the cussing and other dialogue from the rider in the helmet cam vids.
    Well i have a video with cursing but it's not in English It also has my own "commentaries" but unfortunately the camera got pointed down somewhere and i only noticed when i got home, as such the camera angle is stupid ... not bad to see the terrain though.

    DISCLAIMER: As always the video is big and boring

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    ^ No gloves?! ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    ^ No gloves?! ^
    They're one of those things i couldn't ever bring myself to use, too frikin hot ... Sometimes i wish i had some when i come home full of scratches from a fall or from those nasty thorned bushes but the discomfort of using them is worse to me. I already have to use gloves all week, don't want to use them when i'm supposed to be having fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    Well i have a video with cursing but it's not in English It also has my own "commentaries" but unfortunately the camera got pointed down somewhere and i only noticed when i got home, as such the camera angle is stupid ... not bad to see the terrain though.

    DISCLAIMER: As always the video is big and boring
    Even with the lack of English, I got a pretty good idea what you were thinking when you encountered the various tough sections .

    Sounds like the ContourROAM has automatic gain control, which is an improvement over the ContourHD and ContourGPS that I have. Those have manual recording level adjustment. I have the HD's mic level set to 45 and the GPS's to 40 in order to capture normal background sounds, but I get distortion on loud noises like yelling and loud engines on vehicles passing me while road riding.

    Trying to get the perfect camera angle is a PITA! I finally got my ContourHD aimed properly by putting two pump straps underneath the front part of the vented helmet mount to raise it up more.
    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    They're one of those things i couldn't ever bring myself to use, too frikin hot ... Sometimes i wish i had some when i come home full of scratches from a fall or from those nasty thorned bushes but the discomfort of using them is worse to me. I already have to use gloves all week, don't want to use them when i'm supposed to be having fun.
    That's how I feel about tight spandex. I refuse to wear it (I do wear gloves though). I hate polyester clothing. I am much more comfortable wearing 100% cotton. All cycling websites say cotton is the worst thing to wear, but I find it wonderful on hot rides when I have a nice baggy tank top on and don't overheat on climbs.

    Besides, I am convinced that motorists treat cyclists better when they think they are just trying to get from point A to point B (commuting to work, running errands, etc). Some motorists feel that cyclists wearing kits are "playing" on "their" roads, while others wearing normal clothes are not. It sucks, but it shows how ignorant some non-cyclists are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    It was a handlebar-mounted ContourGPS camera, so of course it's going to stay pointed straight ahead. Speaking of straight, that's me. A straight female .
    Sorry. I was at work until 11:45 last night, usually get out at 4:30. Tired, and a computer without speakers, will compromise your judgement.

    That looked like a tough climb, you made a great effort. There are some awesome twisty uphills near to me, I've thought about buying a road bike for cardio purposes, but I don't think that I would ride it enough to justify the expense.

    Btw, thanks for keeping your camera pointed at that girls butt for so long, it's almost like you did it just for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Sorry. I was at work until 11:45 last night, usually get out at 4:30. Tired, and a computer without speakers, will compromise your judgement.

    That looked like a tough climb, you made a great effort. There are some awesome twisty uphills near to me, I've thought about buying a road bike for cardio purposes, but I don't think that I would ride it enough to justify the expense.

    Btw, thanks for keeping your camera pointed at that girls butt for so long, it's almost like you did it just for me.
    No problem . I was going for a PR on that climb, which I did get in spite of a back muscle that I strained a week before from sneezing while sitting in a chair, of all things . Boy was I glad when that healed up! That is one of the muscles used in cycling!

    You might be surprised how addicting road cycling can be. If you have good climbs nearby, even more so! I love climbing more than anything, and I like to haul ass on descents. Since it's safer for me to do that on pavement, I spend more time road riding than mountain biking. Another reason for that is the fact that I have to drive to do any mountain biking. There are no good legal trails within riding distance around here.

    California State Parks started charging $10 to park in areas that used to be free, so now I have to find other places to park on mtb rides. I have a personal rule that I will not pay to park a motor vehicle anywhere. I will ride my bike instead, or park further away and ride the rest of the way. I am "car-lite", meaning I use bicycles for practical purposes as well as recreation, and I try to avoid driving unless I absolutely have to.

    Here's a video I know you will like . I recorded this with the helmet cam, and it looks like I was looking at the lead rider's butt, but in reality I was suffering trying to keep up with her. When I am suffering on a climb I put my head down more.

    Bike Ride Profile | WAV Riders Apple Hill Ride near Placerville | Times and Records | Strava
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    Contour | Stories | WAV Riders Apple Hill Ride 9-27-12
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    Well i have a video with cursing but it's not in English It also has my own "commentaries" but unfortunately the camera got pointed down somewhere and i only noticed when i got home, as such the camera angle is stupid ... not bad to see the terrain though.
    The camera angle and its wide FOV make it look like you were riding on one of Little Price's planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    Here's a video I know you will like . I recorded this with the helmet cam, and it looks like I was looking at the lead rider's butt.
    Thanks. Seriously though, that looked like a fun and tough ride, a few downs mixed in with the ups, I enjoyed the scenery. I like it here in the desert, but I always enjoy getting somewhere that has trees and green.

    You mentioned 250bpm at the beginning of your vid, how long could you sustain that? Back in my early 30's when I was in my running prime, I could hold 194bpm pretty much as long as I cared to, but a maximum effort would only get me to maybe 210. I don't use a heart rate monitor anymore, I'm afraid to see what I'm doing to myself. I love to climb also. I'll be selling a bike soon, maybe I'll do a little road bike shopping. Being a runner since the mid 80's, and a very serious runner for probably 15 years continuous, I fully understand the importance of a good cardio workout. Mountain biking is certainly good for you, but the on/off/on/off isn't as beneficial as a nice sustained effort. As we age, it's more important than ever to stay healthy by exercising and eating right.

    As far as PR's go, I started goofing around with Strava, swore that I wouldn't get into it, now every place that I ride I have my GPS. Now, I get home, mix my Recoverite, sit down to upload my data, and know where I stand before I even get into the shower. I'm such a dork.

    Have a nice day, freighttrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Thanks. Seriously though, that looked like a fun and tough ride, a few downs mixed in with the ups, I enjoyed the scenery. I like it here in the desert, but I always enjoy getting somewhere that has trees and green.

    You mentioned 250bpm at the beginning of your vid, how long could you sustain that? Back in my early 30's when I was in my running prime, I could hold 194bpm pretty much as long as I cared to, but a maximum effort would only get me to maybe 210. I don't use a heart rate monitor anymore, I'm afraid to see what I'm doing to myself. I love to climb also. I'll be selling a bike soon, maybe I'll do a little road bike shopping. Being a runner since the mid 80's, and a very serious runner for probably 15 years continuous, I fully understand the importance of a good cardio workout. Mountain biking is certainly good for you, but the on/off/on/off isn't as beneficial as a nice sustained effort. As we age, it's more important than ever to stay healthy by exercising and eating right.

    As far as PR's go, I started goofing around with Strava, swore that I wouldn't get into it, now every place that I ride I have my GPS. Now, I get home, mix my Recoverite, sit down to upload my data, and know where I stand before I even get into the shower. I'm such a dork.

    Have a nice day, freighttrain.
    Do you mean 205 bpm? I think that's probably pretty close to my max nowadays. When I was 25 years old I had a max HR of 215. I'm sure I would blow up if I tried to maintain the kind of effort you see in the first mtb video I linked to here. The climb in that video was almost maximum effort (and it sounds like it too, believe me! ). On most long climbs I can sustain heart rates in the 180s.

    I think mountain biking is great interval training because of the steep climbs that require intense effort like the one in that video. Road riding gives you the continuous effort over a longer period time. I think that's what burns the most calories too.

    I'm probably even more of a dork. I always make sure I have my Garmin and my camera on my climbing rides. I also just recently purchased the speed/cadence sensor for my road bike. Now I get accurate speed readings that don't jump around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    Do you mean 205 bpm?
    You're right, I was wrong. I re-watched the beginning and you said "215". Kinda sounded like you said 250, that's why I was wondering, it sounded kind of high. But you never know, there are elites out there that can leave us mere mortals in the dust. I'm going to have to dig out my Polar and take it out for a spin, there's a nice trail climb near me that usually takes me about 9 minutes and damn near kills me every time I do it, which is about twice a week, I'm kinda stupid that way. I'm interested now to see what kind of rate I hit, right before my chest explodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    You're right, I was wrong. I re-watched the beginning and you said "215". Kinda sounded like you said 250, that's why I was wondering, it sounded kind of high. But you never know, there are elites out there that can leave us mere mortals in the dust. I'm going to have to dig out my Polar and take it out for a spin, there's a nice trail climb near me that usually takes me about 9 minutes and damn near kills me every time I do it, which is about twice a week, I'm kinda stupid that way. I'm interested now to see what kind of rate I hit, right before my chest explodes.
    I remember exactly how I found my old max of 215. I found a local hill that is 1/4 mile long and gets steeper as it goes on. I rode up that as hard as I could. After seeing 215 on my Polar on several of those rides, I figured that was as high as I could go.

    I'd love to see raw video of you doing that trail climb. I always want to go out and hammer after watching raw footage of tough climbs posted by other cyclists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I'd love to see raw video of you doing that trail climb. I always want to go out and hammer after watching raw footage of tough climbs posted by other cyclists.
    It is now on my list of things to do.

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    Time to bump this sucker with some self-embarrassment material from this morning.

    The temp was in lower 40s this morning so I decided to wear my riding pajamas.

    Here's a fun looking rock next to a fire road I have been ignoring until today.


    And here is the dramatic action shot (not).
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    Early morning rides can be tough! Especially when it's cold out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Early morning rides can be tough! Especially when it's cold out!
    Any ride is tough when you're working a swing shift, I am so lazy (and tired).

    Nice rock Sti, that's what it's all about, explore and conquer!!

    Here's a few quickies from my own "rock conquering archive".

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    nothing like the risk of falling into a cactus to keep you on your toes! and Sti, i wuff your yellow bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    nothing like the risk of falling into a cactus to keep you on your toes! and Sti, i wuff your yellow bike.
    Couple of years ago I got a little too close to a particularly nasty little (big) cactus, I was still digging broken off spines out 6 months later as they worked their way to the top. Just about everything out here will puncture you, it's part of the thrill.

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    No cacti here but there are zillions of branches and sticks covered with leaves on the trails after the storm and they seem to spring up at you at any moment. My shins are covered with rivers of blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    And here is the dramatic action shot (not).
    I was making a snarky remark but i'll go film something instead i guess in a couple hours, a bit on the cold side but whatever !
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    I was making a snarky remark but i'll go film something instead i guess in a couple hours, a bit on the cold side but whatever !
    Are you telling me that despite all the investment into this hoax including the hired actor that I made to make you believe I actually own a bike, the video did not hit the mark?

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    1. My buddy Pete (featured in the video I posted earlier) sent this out on his Facebook feed:
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    Invite for America's got talent invite just came in. I'M DOIN IT.


    That's going to be sweet. He deserves it.

    This was my first MTB video edit ever:

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Are you telling me that despite all the investment into this hoax including the hired actor that I made to make you believe I actually own a bike, the video did not hit the mark?
    You almost fooled me but then the yellow frame busted everything ! It's pretty obvious that you would use a bright yellow frame for post processing in After Effects, noob mistake tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsilva View Post
    You almost fooled me but then the yellow frame busted everything ! It's pretty obvious that you would use a bright yellow frame for post processing in After Effects, noob mistake tbh
    I learned my lesson and won't make that mistake again. /me would be staying behind the camera from now on, never in front of it.

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    So I found someone to buy my motorcycle. Just need to get it running again. This is to put a road bike on layaway. Yes, layaway with a min payment of 1$ a month so put that in your corn pipe and smoke it.

    Only I need your guys help. Have any of you seen in person or have pics of the Tarmac Sport Mid Compact in the green/black combo? The LBS does have the black gloss in stock.

    Only pic I can find online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    ...This is to put a road bike on layaway. Yes, layaway with a min payment of 1$ a month so put that in your corn pipe and smoke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttrainuphill View Post
    I'd love to see raw video of you doing that trail climb. I always want to go out and hammer after watching raw footage of tough climbs posted by other cyclists.
    freighttrain, unfortunately, I didn't do it well today. I've attempted this climb about 20 times, I've no dab cleaned it 4. It's .8 miles, 282 feet of elevation gain, average grade of 6.2%, there's a half dozen or so spots where it's 22-26%. I had to dab a few times today, and had to push the 2 steepest sections. I keep showing my HR monitor, but it didn't resolve well, I was pushing 164-170 bpm the whole climb, there was a 2 minute climb right before this one that got me elevated, it ranged anywhere from 10.3 to 27.7%. I had messed up schedule at work all week, I was tired this morning and felt like crap. It bugged me a little that I did get whooped, because I just cleaned this darn hill for my 4th time earlier this week. There will be a next time.

    For any others who watch this, be forewarned, freighttrain asked for a raw climbing video, this is 13+ unedited minutes of me gasping for air.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B8PRifsEbmo?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Paging Mr. Silva, paging Mr. Silva, where is the promised masterpiece?

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    Sure looks like somewhere in the San Gabes with all that typical exposure and huge penalty for failure... but since the huge fires up there and looking like a Mars landscape, I've not been back up to ride any of it. The San Gabes is a young mans game, great challenging ride, but she'll hurt you bad if you make a small mistake.

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    Cotton has awful wicking properties. For cold weather, especially. It soaks up sweat (like a cotton towel) and actually makes you colder through the wetness. If you wear an appropriate cycling base layer, it will wick away moisture onto an outer jersey layer, keeping you dry, and therefore warm.

    I just got a Club Ride Go West jersey. Normally I wear Lycra, but I'm incredibly impressed but the fit and feel. Plus, it's cycling specific with vents, pockets and moisture wicking properties. If you don't like the look of cycling apparel, check out the Club Ride stuff.

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    Here you go, ambassador, you asked me to help you get your riding fix for the day. Two videos, same trail, the day light one was a while ago, the night one I just did a half an hour ago. I checked my GPS data, tonight was the exact same as my fastest daytime run. My new Ayups work great for riding, pretty much suck for night video.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/43349972?badge=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FmvGrhJ-QHY?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Thanks, but that night vid makes me dizzy.

    Where are these trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Thanks, but that night vid makes me dizzy.

    Where are these trails?
    Yeah, the night vid is terrible, the lights worked pretty good for riding though. It's lower Corona de Loma. Corona dumps off National just west of the Buena Vista parking area, goes down to Desert Classic. This trail is the bottom part of it, it drops 128 ft in .4 mile, most of it in the first .25 mile, it's pretty quick, and of course rocky. I usually run it in around 2:08-2:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    freighttrain, unfortunately, I didn't do it well today. I've attempted this climb about 20 times, I've no dab cleaned it 4. It's .8 miles, 282 feet of elevation gain, average grade of 6.2%, there's a half dozen or so spots where it's 22-26%. I had to dab a few times today, and had to push the 2 steepest sections. I keep showing my HR monitor, but it didn't resolve well, I was pushing 164-170 bpm the whole climb, there was a 2 minute climb right before this one that got me elevated, it ranged anywhere from 10.3 to 27.7%. I had messed up schedule at work all week, I was tired this morning and felt like crap. It bugged me a little that I did get whooped, because I just cleaned this darn hill for my 4th time earlier this week. There will be a next time.

    For any others who watch this, be forewarned, freighttrain asked for a raw climbing video, this is 13+ unedited minutes of me gasping for air.
    Thanks for the video. I really needed it! I don't know if there's something in the water around town or what, but I've been putting up with major attitude from people for the past two days. People just don't have any control over their emotions, and they've been taking out their frustrations on uninvolved people, including me.

    The worst was the guy who was acting like a wannabe apartment manager and giving me grief about my bike when I showed up at a memorial for a dear friend who passed away recently. He kept saying I needed to park my bike out front. I told him repeatedly that I was goint to lock it up in the rack in the back parking lot closest to the gathering, but he just wouldn't shut up.

    I finally had to tell him that his behavior was inappropriate and that I was there to pay my respects to my departed friend. He didn't like that either. Oh well.

    I found out later on that the same guy gave a disabled woman grief about her service dog, and b!thced out another tenant about his bicycle.

    Back to the video. That looks like a climb I would love! That first steep section would probably cause me to stall out too, and I would end up dabbing in the same places you did.

    I am debating whether to take a road or mtb ride tomorrow. With all the new fees implemented by California State Parks in areas that used to be free that are close to trailheads, I might just take a road ride because I know I can park for free in the city park where I start the ride from. I'm just not in the mood to deal with any bullshyt. I want to jump on my bike and hammer up some hills, then haul ass back down. I need the intense effort to improve my attitude. Endorphins are the cure for life's BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Paging Mr. Silva, paging Mr. Silva, where is the promised masterpiece?
    Considering that i have a major case of the sniffles, that was postponed. Every time I get a few days off work I get sick, this is why I f' king hate winter .... I never even knew that one person could produce so much mucous

    Optimus that's one great looking trail, we simply don't have that kind of terrain around here, would love to someday ride in a place like that, tired of all this green I have around here.
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