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    Lebanon Hills Trail Video – Eagan MN (Crash towards the end)



    Fun video I put together of my favorite local trail here in the Twin Cities. It has everything I look for in a trail. Flow, technical sections, speed.

    Towards the end of the video there is an example of why you should maintain your distance from your riding partner and why you wear a helmet all of the time!

    Cheers!

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    Sweet vid and beat, wish I had some trails like that! GoPro is sick !

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    Thanks for watching! We have a handful of very nicely designed and maintained trails in the area so we are fortunate.

    The GoPro has been a ton of fun to play around with. I am still learning...

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    Cool vid man,.thanks for posting it!
    But I have a question,..you guys seem to ride solid and fast right?,..and you've probably had several crashes right?,...would it ever get to a point that would make you buy a set of elbow/forearm pads and or knee pads? Nothing enormously thick or anything,..just something.
    Im not trying to push padding on you,..its just that after my first ride ever,..I went out and bought more protection besides my helmet. I don't like getting hurt to the point that I miss work,...nor does the wife

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    That's a big bell!

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    You are a good friend for not running over your buddy...but it looks like you could have boosted off his downed bike and bunny hopped him.

    Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    You are a good friend for not running over your buddy...but it looks like you could have boosted off his downed bike and bunny hopped him.

    Dean
    Funny! Yeah watching the video it looks more like I just bailed but what is not really shown good is the foot and a half drop I was going over while my buddy was vaulting over his handle bars. I was too close and applied the brakes way to hard. Lesson learned! If I had jumped him that would have been really sweet video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    That's a big bell!
    That is my New Belgium Fat Tire Beer Bell!!! It is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
    Cool vid man,.thanks for posting it!
    But I have a question,..you guys seem to ride solid and fast right?,..and you've probably had several crashes right?,...would it ever get to a point that would make you buy a set of elbow/forearm pads and or knee pads? Nothing enormously thick or anything,..just something.
    Im not trying to push padding on you,..its just that after my first ride ever,..I went out and bought more protection besides my helmet. I don't like getting hurt to the point that I miss work,...nor does the wife
    Surprisingly enough I have had very few crashes and even fewer that are completely my fault. This video captures the worst crash I have ever had on a mountain bike (and it wasn’t all that bad). Additional pads aren’t too common around here. For the most part I ride well within my range of ability so it is just unexpected things that throw me off. Like my buddy biting it in front of me!

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    Any comments on making better Gopro videos?

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    Fun video! Crashes always make the ride better, as long as you can walk away. ;-)

    As far as making the video better I really like the seat post facing forward shot. It's really cool to watch you work the brakes. I'm a bit weird like that though.

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    I played a bit with that shot. I started with it on the seat post looking forward and it was too much of a “Crotch” shot. Lots of my legs going up and down. So I mounted it about half way back on the top tube. That worked well although it was a bit in the way while pedaling. I like that perspective as well. Cool to see what you are doing since I kind of do it without thinking while riding.

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    Been getting some good feedback! Thanks for the help.

    I ended up getting a couple RAM mounts and still need to figure out how to edit my 60fps footage...

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    Nice video!

    Lots of different camera angles definitely make it more interesting

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    Thanks Jared! Yep the angles keep it interesting.

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    Things I liked about this video:

    1) The awesome trail
    2) The huge grin on your face all the time
    3) The awesome bail
    4) fully rigid SS
    5) Your jersey was unzipped for just a tasteful amount of chest exposure. Any more and I would have had to call Village People on your azz.

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    im fron iowa and got the chance to ride the hills last year man it was a great time

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    Things I liked about this video:

    1) The awesome trail
    2) The huge grin on your face all the time
    3) The awesome bail
    4) fully rigid SS
    5) Your jersey was unzipped for just a tasteful amount of chest exposure. Any more and I would have had to call Village People on your azz.
    That made me laugh! Village people :-)

    I love my Surly single speed!

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    I also like that I was able to actually see how much my frame flexes while I pedal or go over the terrain.

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    Looking forward to some more versatile mounts for the gopro camera to come in the mail... Ordered up some RAM mounts to play with.

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    Just played around with the new mounts yesterday. They are great!

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    Just added a youtube version of the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee

    Thanks!

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