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Old 02-11-11, 04:57 PM   #51
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Video!Video!Video!
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Quote: Maybe I should post tomorrow's climbs. They're gonna be good ones

Do, oh please do. Don't make me beg. Do wish I could have heard the interview with the riders. No way could frieghttraininguphill be self concious about the sound of her on voice. Got to see more of freighttrain.
I would love to video but not there yet. Looking into it.
No interview. I just told them I thought their bike was cool, then I think they asked for directions so I pointed them the right way.

As far as my voice, unfortunately we live in a very bigoted society where women are judged by superficial criteria like looks. If a woman has a deep voice she gets accused of being a lesbian. I got sick of that crap years ago so now I just let everyone hear my heavy breathing on a bike. No way that can be mistaken for a man

Maybe I'll have to try to figure out how to talk in a higher pitched voice without sounding fake

I'll definitely be recording tomorrow's sufferfest. I'll try to get the best parts in a video short enough to post
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Yes! VIDEO! And NO MUSIC!
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Oh you'll get your video.....on the moon!
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I live about 5 miles from a 25 mile climb with 7,500 ft of gain, how much more do I need?

Or the short route, 5000 ft in 11 miles.
Yeah, but do you have the steep stuff

http://www.superclydesdale.com/?p=369
http://www.strava.com/climbs-by-coun...st-half-634127 This climb has a max grade of 16%
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho....php?p=1175330

Snows Road is gonna be my reward for losing this last 40 pounds of dead weight. It will be a great video
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Yeah, but do you have the steep stuff
http://www.strava.com/climbs-by-coun...st-half-634127 This climb has a max grade of 16%
That's like a 12 mile ride? The other is a 16 mile 4000 ft ride. Our local funzie ride (GMR) is 20 miles with nearly 5000 ft, not much difference.

Not to break your heart but 16% is the max grade for this ride I've done out here. This is only a small part of the second graph. Around the corner is Forest Fall, 18% max grade that we used as a training ride a few years back. If that isn't steep enough, go east 50 mile sor so where the climbs are shorter but much steeper out member MarkAdam's direction (Mulholland?)






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Only a short part of this


onyxsummit by gulpxtreme, on Flickr


This is from the Mulholland century description:

This awesome route as scenic as it is challenging. The course can be described as dramatic, epic, diverse, and beautiful. Spend the day riding Southern California's roads less traveled. Ride up, over, and along mountain peaks and ridges, and through a multitude of canyons and country sides. Basically, this event is for the rider who loves to climb and to see a lot of diverse terrain in the process. Bring gears! Some of the roads have steep sustained climbs of 12-14% with pitches up to 18%. Unless you're a super strong climber, we suggest a triple crank, or at least a 30 cog in the back.


Ride profile for 116 miles

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That's likea 12 mile ride?
Ahem,
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/57735653 Includes Beatty (16% max)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/56880916 Includes Wilson (14% max)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/53768577 Includes Prospector (16% max)

These are all rides I did that included steep climbs. 12 miles? Bwahahahaha! I do more than that that regularly on my adult trike

I'm reserving the 18% and up climbs for when I lose more weight.
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Ahem,
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/57735653 Includes Beatty (16% max)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/56880916 Includes Wilson (14% max)
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/53768577 Includes Prospector (16% max)

These are all rides I did that included steep climbs. 12 miles? Bwahahahaha! I do more than that that regularly on my adult trike

I'm reserving the 18% and up climbs for when I lose more weight.
Uhh 20-30 mile rides with 2,400 ft VS 12,000-13,300 with the same grades. I still don't see why I'd have to go to Norcal for a good climb.
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Uhh 2,400 ft doesn't compare to 12,000-13,300 with the same grades.
I know that My point was to show our steep hills and show that when I go climb I don't take 12 mile rides.

No matter how strong I get, I will NEVER sit on a bike seat for 8-16 hours at a time. That's the kind of sufferfest I don't like
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No matter how strong I get, I will NEVER sit on a bike seat for 8-16 hours at a time.
But that is when the "REAL" raw footage sound of a sufferfest comes out!...8 hours? ...........That's slow!
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So freighttrain, where was the video with the breathing debate taken? It looks to be at a high altitude from the looks of the trees. Once you get above about a mile above sealevel, the air gets kinda thin.
Are you carfree/carlight?
Have a great ride tomorrow. I'm waiting with panted breath pun intended. :-)
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So freighttrain, where was the video with the breathing debate taken? It looks to be at a high altitude from the looks of the trees. Once you get above about a mile above sealevel, the air gets kinda thin.
Are you carfree/carlight?
Have a great ride tomorrow. I'm waiting with panted breath pun intended. :-)
I reposted the route on mapmyride. See post #27. See the map here.. It's in the dry foothills east of Sacramento.
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But that is when the "REAL" raw footage sound of a sufferfest comes out!...8 hours? ...........That's slow!
LOL! After 8 hours in the saddle, the video ain't the only thing that's raw

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Are you carfree/carlight?
Have a great ride tomorrow. I'm waiting with panted breath pun intended. :-)
Video was taken below 1400 feet in the Sierra foothills. Yup I'm car-light. Only drive when I absolutely have to or when I want to go climb, like tomorrow
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LOL! After 8 hours in the saddle, the video ain't the only thing that's raw
......................:.........now that was a darn good one!
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Workin on it...Just remember I live in Ohio...ya know by the great lakes(kinda flat here) I would lovehate to visit either one of you and you Cali climbs.
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Workin on it...Just remember I live in Ohio...ya know by the great lakes(kinda flat here) I would lovehate to visit either one of you and you Cali climbs.
Here, we'd have fun. I know some riders that would love to drop you on the rides but me, Im all about riding together for the video. Unless you laugh, call me names, and dis my bike in the forums, then it's on Baby!

I'm the king of fun! Heck, some people even mistake me for "The King".

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I love the King vid Trust me it wouldn't be much of an accomplishment for someone to drop a fat guy riding a 26" wheeled Long Haul Trucker
So here goes
Normally this hill isn't as tough but I have a bit of a cold, I'm way out of shape, whiny etc etc etc... Thanks for the inspiration both of you.
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That was neat! I like

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So here goes
Normally this hill isn't as tough but I have a bit of a cold, I'm way out of shape, whiny etc etc etc... Thanks for the inspiration both of you.
Nice Good, well-rounded freight training there. Good song choice too

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I like it! Got me there for a second though. I'm with you brother, I likes me some music!.....NICE!
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I like it! Got me there for a second though. I'm with you brother, I likes me some music!.....NICE!
Yeah that's cool how you created the video to make us all happy. The music lovers got what they wanted, and I got to hear the ride sounds and the effort. Good job
By the way, your GMR raw video view count is much higher than the older ones with music, 177 now You know what that means MORE SUFFERING please

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Hey freighttrain. Great video again. Where was this one made? You do all this alone? That little road looked to be deserted except for you. I do like the way some put thier Garmin info on the video showing HR, cadence, speed, etc. Dont know how they do it. I got to get me some kind of video camera. Any suggestions anyone? Might try to helmet mount tho as it seems to smooth out the picture and quitens some of the noise the camera makes rattlin. What bike are you ridin in the vid?
Watchin these vids makes me want to share so I got get on figuring it out.
Thanks again,
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PS recently saw a vid where I guy was riding in a town and was hit by a driver runnin a stop sign while the camera was on. It made a strong court case as the cyclist was doing all the right things.
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Hey freighttrain. Great video again. Where was this one made? You do all this alone? That little road looked to be deserted except for you. I do like the way some put thier Garmin info on the video showing HR, cadence, speed, etc. Dont know how they do it. I got to get me some kind of video camera. Any suggestions anyone? Might try to helmet mount tho as it seems to smooth out the picture and quitens some of the noise the camera makes rattlin. What bike are you ridin in the vid?
Watchin these vids makes me want to share so I got get on figuring it out.
Thanks again,
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PS recently saw a vid where I guy was riding in a town and was hit by a driver runnin a stop sign while the camera was on. It made a strong court case as the cyclist was doing all the right things.
Thank you This one was in Auburn, CA on Lake Clementine (CLIMBentine to me) and Old Foresthill Roads.

It was pretty deserted except for a few mountain bikers and hikers I saw while descending it.

I'm sorry about the rattling noise. I forgot all about that problem with the roads up there. I don't know if it's what they call chip-seal or what, but the road surface is rougher than it was on the Salmon Falls Road sufferfest video. I'm really disappointed that the rattling noise is there. I really need a camera that has no moving parts. That would eliminate the rattling noise. It also needs to record video in a format that can be edited in Windows Movie Maker WITHOUT having to convert it first. I don't want to lose quality. It needs to be able to record in standard definition(640x480 or 720x480). It needs to be able to use SD cards to expand the memory, unlike the Flip Video camcorder which has a fixed amount of memory. And, of course, it needs a good sensitive mic and good audio quality. Any suggestions anyone?

I saw a video of a cyclist hit by a car too. Don't know if it's the same one you saw, but it made me cringe! I also saw a helmet cam video view of a police chase passing a cyclist and driving onto the sidewalk.

Here's a pic of my bike after yesterday's ride

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I like it! Got me there for a second though. I'm with you brother, I likes me some music!.....NICE!
Glad you enjoyed....you are the man Beanz.
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I was really hurting near the end of this video, so um, well, you know
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/67948414
I can only take so much of your heavy breathing Ride on lady!
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Well, this new one isn't getting nearly the amount of views that the first one did. I can think of several reasons why this might be:

1.Since the first one was my first real climbing video, it was posted in its own thread in several forums and on Mr. Beanz' blog (Thanks Mr. Beanz)
2. I posted the new one in existing threads instead of creating a new thread. I wasn't sure if I should create a new thread every time I make a video.
3. This one is almost 15 minutes long. Probably should have been less than 10 minutes, but there was so much good suffering in there I hated to cut it out
4. That damn rattling noise my camera made due to the rougher road surface. I totally forgot about that problem before choosing this ride location. I won't make that mistake again.
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