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    My Mtn Climb up GMR Today Ride Video

    Figured I'd do a video riding up GMR so those that have never had the GMR experience could see it second hand. Maybe even inspire some of the other forum members them to get up there!....I rode easy but I think the holidays have already got the best of me. I must warn you that the downhill video is pretty shakey thanks to the poorly mounted Flip. I tried the grippy tripod that came with the camera package. Well I know it aint to good for high speed descents! But those that have never been up will get the picture!

    Only did the 8 miles to the shack. Usually do the 21 to the village but I was just testing the video.

    I did meet a couple of gals on the way up as I stopped to pose. Ended up riding with one of them for a bit, darn good rider and climber. I was huffing and puffing trying to keep up as we talked.






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    Nice video Mr Beanz! What kind of mount are you using?
    I made one from a plastic water bottle top, a hose clamp and a 1/4x20 bolt and nuts.
    It vibrates with the bike and transfers all the noise from the frame to the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserman View Post
    Nice video Mr Beanz! What kind of mount are you using?
    Thought you'd never ask! It's a tripod, grippy flexy thingy. I was just testing it out, test failed! On the way up, just held it in my hand. Didn't want to take the chance on the way down!

    My little grippy friend. Cool for fences and poles but sucks on the handlebars!




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    enjoyed the video as usual... Funky cool mount too, for still video that is...

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    Impressive scenery and climb. Tell me though, the uninitiated, what is the GMR?
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    Glendora Mountain Rd. (GMR)....8 mile section of my usual training climb. Which then connects to GRR (Glendora Ridege Rd) 13 mile section which takes you to Baldy Village.

    21 mile climb with 5000 ft of climbing. Very popular training/ride in SoCal.

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    You need to figure out a way to attach it to your helmet. That'd make much better pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    You need to figure out a way to attach it to your helmet. That'd make much better pictures.
    I second that. Its amazing how steady your head is, if you're going to use a handlebar mount its got to be super solid.

    Awesome video, wish I was there.

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    Yeah, I know, been trying to figure out something and looking for mounts. Well, another member said it made him want to puke so here's the descent with some Helter Skelter music, that'll do it!....Maybe a little extra footage.


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    Duct tape the tripod to your helmet! Well, it might look like some brain-sucker has attacked you though!(imagined conversation - "Why Mr. Beanz, what's that on your helmet?" "Brain Sucker." "What's it doing?" "Starving." - sorry, couldn't help that one! ;0))
    Looks like an incredible ride! Keep on posting the pics and vids!
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    I think a helmet mount will be the thing, but here's a low buck handlebar mount I made from a reflector mount and a bolt.

    "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, then me will eat cookie." -Cookie Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenoweevil View Post
    "Why Mr. Beanz, what's that on your helmet?" "Brain Sucker." "What's it doing?" "Starving."
    Dude, that's not funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    , but here's a low buck handlebar mount I made from a reflector mount and a bolt.
    Perfect! I was thinking about using an incredi-i-bell, seems pretty secure. But that look pretty good, and easier to rig. I wasn't really wanting to thrash a bell!

    Hillbasher sent me a link to a mount, very smilar to your reflector mount, only about $5...........................http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...QrQQwAAProduct Search

    But I will be looking to track down an old refelctor bracket that I may have seen in my box of stuff!


    Sidenote: I think your puppy has had to much Mtn Dew!

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    Nice one - what is GMR??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post

    ....Sidenote: I think your puppy has had to much Mtn Dew!



    Dew crash..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWhiteandRed View Post
    Nice one - what is GMR??
    Sumbuddy asked that in post # 5 and I answered in post #6

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    WOW!! That looks like a lot of climb! Good on you man!

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    enjoyable thread! The whole helmet mount - mty head staving part made me crack up, and the pup is cute
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    Yup! Just ordered a "brainsucker" mount. I did the reflector mount conversion (Herbies idea). Worked great but a little too much vibration for the upright rectangular Flip. Would be nice with a low profile cam but the Flip is high and vibes alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yup! Just ordered a "brainsucker" mount. I did the reflector mount conversion (Herbies idea). Worked great but a little too much vibration for the upright rectangular Flip. Would be nice with a low profile cam but the Flip is high and vibes alot.

    ........
    just ordered one as well.... under $10 and shipping directly from Hong Kong.. what could possibly go wrong?
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    Free shipping. I thought it was a risk at first but figured, oh well, ten bucks!...But I do have buds that have ordered lights/mirrors and stuf from inexpensive China sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Yup! Just ordered a "brainsucker" mount. I did the reflector mount conversion (Herbies idea). Worked great but a little too much vibration for the upright rectangular Flip. Would be nice with a low profile cam but the Flip is high and vibes alot.

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    http://go.bikeforums.net/?id=42X1295...%26_osacat%3D0
    Indeed. I gotta Flip for XMas. My wife got it for me to have something to open even though I already ordered my present (new bike) a few weeks ago. Hopefully the helmet mount is the thing, cuz otherwise this thing is kinda cool.. simple and easy.

    "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, then me will eat cookie." -Cookie Monster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    Indeed. I gotta Flip for XMas. My wife got it for me to have something to open even though I already ordered my present (new bike) a few weeks ago. Hopefully the helmet mount is the thing, cuz otherwise this thing is kinda cool.. simple and easy.
    Pretty cool Herbie but quit stealing songs off my to do list!

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