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    This Afternoon (more video)

    Cruz and I did a shortish out-n-back this afternoon. It was a bit swampy and COLD! I moved the camera to the headtube from the stem to get a slightly better view.


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    great camera position on the bike! Is it hanging from your bars? I kind of felt like I was riding the trail with you. pretty cool.

    My older brother lives in Alpharetta, are you near him?
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    Fat man squeeze

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    Great stuff. It looked cold. Hard to tell from almost any video how steep the trail is so I'm asking: were you on the brakes much or was your speed determined just by the elevation drop? Or were you pedaling ! I'm surprised that the camera image wasn't shaking so much being attached to the bike and all...is there some kind of Image Stabilization at work to smooth things out?
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    Cool vid!

    Reminds me of the river gorge trail @ the coon. Trail looks fun. Where exactly is that located?
    Too wet to ride!

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    the trail is in Huntsville at Monte Sano. It has somewhere in the neighborhood of 30+ miles of trails.

    This is not a steep trail but has enough drop that it doesn't require much pedaling to keep your speed up.

    The image is shake free because it is attached to a smooth riding Turner! Not sure if the GoPro has image stablization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    the trail is in Huntsville at Monte Sano. It has somewhere in the neighborhood of 30+ miles of trails.

    This is not a steep trail but has enough drop that it doesn't require much pedaling to keep your speed up.

    The image is shake free because it is attached to a smooth riding Turner! Not sure if the GoPro has image stablization.
    Yeah, I was thinking the obvious answer was that it was on a Turner but still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serotta b1kr
    great camera position on the bike! Is it hanging from your bars? I kind of felt like I was riding the trail with you. pretty cool.

    My older brother lives in Alpharetta, are you near him?

    I had the camera strapped to the side of the headtube using the helmet mount.

    I used to work in Alpharetta but now reside in Alabama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Yeah, I was thinking the obvious answer was that it was on a Turner but still...
    But still, it is more contingent upon that fork working like butter. What fork?

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    Never mind

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    Not quite a 66 as it's not an option when you ride a Sultan. I have a Manitou minute 29 with the 20mm axle. Aside from the clicking it rides very well.

    it's too bad that Sultans are such crappy descenders.
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    ya, riiiiight...

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Cruz and I did a shortish out-n-back this afternoon. It was a bit swampy and COLD! I moved the camera to the headtube from the stem to get a slightly better view.


    Arrowhead from SSinGA on Vimeo.
    Ok, define cold for us... Hey Tscheezy, Mtbikerx, indyfab, banshee, SSigna thinks its "cold"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    Ok, define cold for us... Hey Tscheezy, Mtbikerx, indyfab, banshee, SSigna thinks its "cold"...

    40 (but windy)

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    vice versa

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    40 (but windy)
    People from the south can say the same thing about us when we whine about the heat... "Its too hot to bike..."

    88 degrees and sunny out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by esquire
    People from the south can say the same thing about us when we whine about the heat... "Its too hot to bike..."

    88 degrees and sunny out...
    ok - you covered excuses for the north and south but what about FoShizzle???

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    Very nice. I too am impressed by the smoothness of the video. It is fun to see what rides look like in different areas of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    40 (but windy)
    That's after it warmed up...it was 32 when we started

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    This is not a steep trail but has enough drop that it doesn't require much pedaling to keep your speed up.
    It sure seems steep on the way back when it's all up hill

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    No description possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    ok - you covered excuses for the north and south but what about FoShizzle???
    I don't think there are any excuses or descriptions that can cover him. He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle, covered in excuses, and cheese sauce. I wouldn't even try to explain him until I cure cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    ok - you covered excuses for the north and south but what about FoShizzle???
    Fo is to busy keeping Burner out of his bedroom to have time to ride....

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    SS that camera position really nails it. I think not having it on the bars keeps the frame from swaying back and forth as you follow the trail. Instead everything is steady but you still keep the 1st person action of turning by having your front wheel in the frame.

    The steadyness really helps with seeing what the trail is like.
    One day I'm gonna do a vid, so I guess I'll be watching yours for tips.

    Oh yeah and tell your trail maint ppl to stop cutting all the deadfalls. RAMP em!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Thanks for all the kind words! If the rain holds off I plan to see how it records on a night ride tonight.

    You just can't pass up a ride when it's 68 degrees in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    ...just can't pass up a ride when it's 68 degrees in January.
    D!ck.
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    A snow free Monte Sano ride in those temps would be great about now

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    Brrrrrrrr........the temp has dropped to 66.

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