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Old 08-15-08, 09:56 AM   #1
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Clyde/Athena Project Challenge: Getting Ready for Winter: Training Videos!!!!

Here we go.....I just had an idea! I'd like to challenge y'all to produce a Trainer Video to ride to. 15-30 minutes in length and 100 BPM soundtrack. You can upload it to something like Badongo for the rest of us to download. Sound like a fun project? Chime in here if you're interested in doing one yourself!
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Sounds interesting. I have an idea that might prove entertaining. Not sure if I will or won't do it, but I'm considering it.
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Sounds interesting. I have an idea that might prove entertaining. Not sure if I will or won't do it, but I'm considering it.
I'm taking a shot in the dark, is going to be a sprint video. A bag piper chasing a cyclist
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LOL! Make that two ideas!
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How do you watch a video when you are riding through the snow?

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How do you watch a video when you are riding through the snow?

Do you mean to say your bike doesn't have a video player? I had no idea people in Nebraska were technologically so far behind!
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Here we go.....I just had an idea! I'd like to challenge y'all to produce a Trainer Video to ride to. 15-30 minutes in length and 100 BPM soundtrack. You can upload it to something like Badongo for the rest of us to download. Sound like a fun project? Chime in here if you're interested in doing one yourself!
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Would you want the video at normal cycling speed, between 12-15 mph? If so I will re-install the dv camera at shoot it. Somewhere I have a workout track that is at 130-140 bpm on my computer. What type of resolution does Badongo crunch the video to or does anyone really care?

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Old 08-16-08, 03:27 PM   #8
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Badongo has no size limits and don't care about format. They don't compress it, either as it's a downloadable file hosted on their servers. Just set up a free account, and then you can post the link to the download. It's not like You Tube, it's simply a file hosting site.

As to the technical aspect, .wmv is a good file format. The reason I usually set the BPM rate at 100 is it's great for cadence training on a trainer or roller or Spin Bike. If you want to load a high intensity workout, that would be cool as well. As to the video itself? Group rides, solo rides, whatever. If you can get another cyclist on frame in front of you, then we'll all have a "Rabbit" to chase, that's my intent, for example. I'll be setting something like that up.

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Would you want the video at normal cycling speed, between 12-15 mph? If so I will re-install the dv camera at shoot it. Somewhere I have a workout track that is at 130-140 bpm on my computer. What type of resolution does Badongo crunch the video to or does anyone really care?

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then we'll all have a "Rabbit" to chase,


Would you want the rabbit to be similar to Kathy Ireland?

I could set up a cycling green screen and have too much fun with this project. I could use some of my media production students .....

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Sweet! Sounds great! I'll have someth9ng uploaded as soon as I have time to finish the project up.

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then we'll all have a "Rabbit" to chase,


Would you want the rabbit to be similar to Kathy Ireland?

I could set up a cycling green screen and have too much fun with this project. I could use some of my media production students .....

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Here's My first submission: From the Sizzling Century Ride, last year

http://www.badongo.com/vid/842581

Use it in good health!
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You mean www.badgerbadgerbadger.com doesn't work for everyone???
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I happened to stumble across these videos. They were made by one of the local bike clubs, this club tends to like to race and do long rides. Check the link out and you might find some you like. They might also be helpful in see what works for video and what doesn't You get to see a variety of scenery around my area. The clips are around 8:30 to 9:30 minutes long so you would have to watch a couple. But, hey it adds variety you ride in a paceline, ride a training ride, ride by the river, or ride in a race.
If anyone cares look for date 22 March 08, Little Spokane, this is a ride close to where I live that I do. My favorite ride isn't on here so I may have to make my own video.

http://www.spokanerocketvelo.com/srvvideos
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July, August, and September are kind of my bad weather times. It gets cold in the winter, but it's less oppressive than day after day of 100+ temps.

I could buy a set of rollers and make a stupid human tricks vid. Do they make rollers with training wheels?
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Just found out over the weekend one of my 7th grade young ladies and her father are both riders. Now there rabbits to chase. Mounted my dv camera on the horizontal crossbar near the steering head. Had to take off the aero-bars so they would not be in the field of view. Found a fexible long-legged tripod to use as a mounting devise, so it is almost a natural fit. If all goes well will be taking a test ride after school so see how much "Blair Witch Project" will be encountered.

Tom, I haven't seed any postings of your training videos..... Are you classes getting in the way of the more important things?
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Yeah, 18 credit hours and Administering the forums tends to eat up your time.
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I've got some races recorded on the DVR. I'm going to pace based on what's going on in the race. Shift to hard gears for hill climbs, etc.
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How do you watch a video when you are riding through the snow?

Good point. I'd much rather ride outside than inside, unless there's snow or ice to deal with. To help motivate me to ride outside, I purchased a pair of padded bib tights. Etxeondo Baromet, size xxl. I'll let you folks know how it works this winter.

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Good point. I'd much rather ride outside than inside, unless there's snow or ice to deal with. To help motivate me to ride outside, I purchased a pair of padded bib tights. Etxeondo Baromet, size xxl. I'll let you folks know how it works this winter.

VERY nice! I am planning to ride through the winter as well. As long as the knee allows anyway...and my snowboarding schedule...and my weight training schedule...
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VERY nice! I am planning to ride through the winter as well. As long as the knee allows anyway...and my snowboarding schedule...and my weight training schedule...
My gym is 12 miles from my home. It's a nice 24 mile round trip. It's also on the way to work, which is handy.
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Good point. I'd much rather ride outside than inside, unless there's snow or ice to deal with. To help motivate me to ride outside, I purchased a pair of padded bib tights. Etxeondo Baromet, size xxl. I'll let you folks know how it works this winter.

Right on!!! I'm working out my winter clothing right now, actually, as I'm off the bike for about another two weeks. Not due to injury, but due to both bikes being in a state of disrepair and funding not permitting fixing either one. No worries, I have a gym membership, and a little break from the bike is not a bad thing.

Now why couldn't this crud happen when it was 90 degrees outside, and not 60 and gorgeous!?!?!
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Here we go.....I just had an idea! I'd like to challenge y'all to produce a Trainer Video to ride to. 15-30 minutes in length and 100 BPM soundtrack.
I'd like to challenge y'all to cut the brush that's taking over my yard. It'll be awesome exercise, just think of the calories you'll burn.
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